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Astronomical Measurement

A Concise Guide

Lawrence, Andy

2014, XVIII, 192 p. 69 illus., 15 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a concise introduction to the physical principles of astronomical measurement - spacecraft, telescopes, detectors, the atmosphere, spectroscopy, and the basics of measured quantities and statistics
  • Takes a new approach on teaching astronomical measurement following the chain of measurement through atmosphere, imaging, detection, spectroscopy, timing, and hypothesis testing
  • Covers all wavelengths – radio, infrared, optical, UV, X-ray, gamma-ray
  • Concentrates on key principles rather than details
  • Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises. Solutions provided.
This book on astronomical measurement takes a fresh approach to teaching the subject. After discussing some general principles, it follows the chain of measurement through atmosphere, imaging, detection, spectroscopy, timing, and hypothesis testing. The various wavelength regimes are covered in each section, emphasising what is the same, and what is different. The author concentrates on the physics of detection and the principles of measurement, aiming to make this logically coherent.
The book is based on a short self contained lecture course for advanced undergraduate students developed and taught by the author over several years.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Astronomical detectors - Astronomical imaging - Astronomical interferometry - Astronomical optics - Astronomical spectroscopy - Atmospheric distortion - Detection of light - Introduction to Astronomical measurement - Light polarisation - Signal to noise - Space telescopes - Spectroscopy in astrophysics - Statistics in astronomy - Telescope design

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Optics & Lasers

Table of contents 

Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Signal, Distortion, and Noise.- The atmosphere and how to avoid it.- Mapping the Sky.- Detection of Light.- Spectroscopy.- Overview of Statistics.- Basic orbital mechanics.- References.- Glossary.- Solutions.- Index.

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