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A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis

Authors: Warner, Brian

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A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis provides, for
those with access to even a modest telescope and CCD camera, all the
information needed to take part in the scientific study of asteroids and
variable stars.

Using commercially available equipment, amateur astronomers can
determine the rotation rate, size, and shape of asteroids. Similarly, it
is possible to discover the size, temperature, and orbits of stars in
binary systems by using this powerful technique.

A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis contains all the
material needed for readers to understand the theory, and avoid the
practical pitfalls of lightcurve photometry. Detailed examples are
given for obtaining data, and of course for the exciting and rewarding
task of analyzing the data to determine the physical properties of the
object.

Any college student or amateur astronomer who wants to go beyond mere
imaging with a CCD camera and enter the challenging world of "real
science" via the lightcurves of asteroids and binary stars will find
everything necessary in this book.

About the authors

Brian Warner has been an astronomer for 40 years. He ran the Minor Planet Observer for ten years, and has contributed more than 60 papers to the Minor Planet Bulletin, along with regular articles. He lives in Colorado, USA.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33391-5
DOI
10.1007/0-387-33391-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
110 b/w illustrations
Topics