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Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy

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By: CR Kitchen
272 pages, Illus
Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy
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  • Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy ISBN: 9780750303460 Paperback Dec 1995 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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Starting from the physical background to spectroscopy, with clear explanation of energy levels and spectroscopic notation, it goes on to introduce the main techniques of optical spectroscopy and the range of instrumentation that is available.


Part 1 Atomic processes - introduction to spectroscopy; the physics of atoms and molecules; atomic energy levels; transitions; spectra of molecules; radiation in the presence of fields; spectroscopy of solid materials. Part 2 Astronomical spectroscopic techniques - optical spectroscopes; specialised optical spectroscopic techniques for astronomy; examples of optical spectroscopes. Part 3Spectroscopy of astronomical sources - spectral classification; radial velocities; spectrophotometry; stars; planets and other minor bodies of the solar system; nebulae and the interstellar medium; extragalactic objects.

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Handbook / Manual
By: CR Kitchen
272 pages, Illus
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