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Astrophysical Techniques


By: CR Kitchin

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Aug 2008 | Edition: 5 | #177744 | ISBN-13: 9781420082432
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The fourth edition of Professor Kitchin's popular Astrophysical Techniques retains the earlier editions' comprehensive, clearly understandable account of the instruments and techniques used in modern astronomy and astrophysics. This fully illustrated text starts from first principles and explains each method up to the point readers can begin practical work. Many new instruments and techniques are included for the first time. Exercises with answers are used to reinforce the ideas presented. An extensive bibliography, appendices of tables of astrophysical data, and a new section on Web sites and online resources make this ideal as both a textbook and a reference.


Detectors Optical and Infrared Detection Radio and Microwave Detection X-Ray and gamma-Ray Detection Cosmic Ray Detectors Neutrino Detectors Gravitational Radiation Dark Matter and Dark Energy Detection Imaging Inverse Problem Photography Electronic Imaging Scanning Interferometry Speckle Interferometry Occultations Radar Electronic Images Photometry Photometry Photometers Spectroscopy Spectroscopy Spectroscopes Other Techniques Astrometry Polarimetry Solar Studies Magnetometry Computers and the Internet Appendix A: Julian Date Appendix B: Answers to the Exercises Appendix C: Acronyms Appendix D: Bibliography Index

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