Observational Astronomy

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Observational Astronomy 2nd Edition Autor: D. Scott Birney, Guillermo Gonzalez, David Oesper


Podręcznik dla undergraduate students, graduate students


The long-awaited second edition of this well-received textbook gives a thorough introduction to observational astronomy. Starting with the basics of positional astronomy and systems of time, it continues with charts and catalogs covering both historically important publications and modern electronic databases. The book builds on a fundamental discussion of the basics of light and the effects of the atmosphere on astronomical observations. Chapters include discussions of optical telescopes, detectors, photometry, variable stars, astrometry, spectroscopy, and solar observations. This edition contains new discussions of measurements with CCDs and appendices give basic statistical methods, useful astronomical software and websites, and sources of accurate time-calibration signals

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Observational Astronomy 2nd Edition Autor: D. Scott Birney, Guillermo Gonzalez, David Oesper


Podręcznik dla undergraduate students, graduate students


The long-awaited second edition of this well-received textbook gives a thorough introduction to observational astronomy. Starting with the basics of positional astronomy and systems of time, it continues with charts and catalogs covering both historically important publications and modern electronic databases. The book builds on a fundamental discussion of the basics of light and the effects of the atmosphere on astronomical observations. Chapters include discussions of optical telescopes, detectors, photometry, variable stars, astrometry, spectroscopy, and solar observations. This edition contains new discussions of measurements with CCDs and appendices give basic statistical methods, useful astronomical software and websites, and sources of accurate time-calibration signals. Observational Astronomy is the perfect textbook for upper level undergraduate or beginning graduate courses on astronomy. Examples based on real astronomical data are placed throughout the text. Each of the well-illustrated chapters is supported by a set of graduated problems and suggestions for further reading.


Spis treści: 1. The celestial sphere and coordinate systems 2. Time 3. Charts and catalogs 4. Applications of the spherical triangle 5. Quantifying light 6. Optical telescopes 7. Effects of the atmosphere 8. Light detectors 9. CCD calibrations 10. Astronomical photometry 11. Astrometry 12. Spectrographs 13. Spectroscopy 14. Variable stars 15. Observing the sun Appendices Index.


dla: undergraduate students, graduate students

isbn 9780521853705
stron 322
Data publikacji 29/06/2006
180 b/w illus. 125 exercises
Hardback 247 x 174 mm

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