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Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems

Volume 2: Astronomical Techniques, Software, and Data

Editor-in-chief: Oswalt, Terry
Bond, Howard E. (Ed.)

2013, XVI, 508 p. 38 illus. in color.

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  • Presents comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art 21st century astronomical techniques, software and data
  • Provides the essential background and directs readers to other seminal literature on the topics it covers
  • Well-suited for lecturers and students as material for advanced courses in astronomy
  • Volume 2 of a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy and astrophysical cosmology

This is volume 2 of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research, covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy. This volume on “Astronomical Techniques, Software, and Data” edited by Howard E. Bond presents accessible review chapters on Astronomical Photometry, Astronomical Spectroscopy, Infrared Astronomy Fundamentals, Astronomical Polarimetry: Polarized Views of Stars and Planets, Sky Surveys,Techniques of Radio Astronomy,Radio and Optical Interferometry: Basic Observing Techniques and Data Analysis, Absolute Calibration of Spectrophotometric Standard Stars,Virtual Observatories, Data Mining, and Astroinformatics, Statistical Methods for Astronomy, Numerical Techniques in Astrophysics .

All chapters of the handbook were written by practicing professionals. They include sufficient background material and references to the current literature to allow readers to learn enough about a specialty within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to get started on their own practical research projects. In the spirit of the series Stars and Stellar Systems published by Chicago University Press in the 1960s and 1970s, each chapter of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems can stand on its own as a fundamental review of its respective sub-discipline, and each volume can be used as a textbook or recommended reference work for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Advanced students and professional astronomers in their roles as both lecturers and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems as a comprehensive and pedagogical reference work on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Astroinformatics - Astronomical interferometry - Astronomical photometry - Astronomical polarimetry - Astronomical spectroscopy - Astronomy reference work - Infrared astronomy fundamentals - Infrared data analysis - Infrared observation techniques - Infrared surveys - Numerical techniques in astrophysics - Radio astronomy - techniques - Statistical methods in astronomy

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Physical & Information Science - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

Table of contents 

1. Astronomical Photometry. 2. Astronomical Spectroscopy. 3. Infrared Astronomy Fundamentals. 4. Astronomical Polarimetry: Polarized Views of Stars and Planets. 5. Sky Surveys. 6. Techniques of Radio Astronomy 7. Radio and Optical Interferometry: Basic Observing Techniques and Data Analysis. 8. Absolute Calibration of  Spectrophotometric Standard Stars. 9. Virtual Observatories, Data Mining, and Astroinformatics. 10. Statistical Methods for Astronomy. 11. Numerical Techniques in Astrophysics.

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