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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Astronomical Photometry

Past, Present, and Future

Editors: Milone, Eugene F., Sterken, C. (Eds.)

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  • No other current title offers a comprehensive discussion of the development, importance, and practice of astronomical photometry
  • Based on two major conferences that focused on the importance of standardization
  • Suitable for newer generations of researchers who need to see to the standards to which they should aspire in order to improve on the precision produced by the best techniques of astronomical photometry
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This book brings together experts in the field of astronomical photometry to discuss how their subfields provide the precision and accuracy in astronomical energy flux measurements that are needed to permit tests of astrophysical theories. Differential photometers and photometry, improvements in infrared precision, the improvements in precision and accuracy of CCD photometry, the absolute calibration of flux, the development of the Johnson UBVRI photometric system and other passband systems to measure and precisely classify specific types of stars and astrophysical quantities, and the current capabilities of spectrophotometry and polarimetry to provide precise and accurate data, are all discussed in this volume. The discussion of `differential’ or `two-star’ photometers ranges from early experiments in visual photometry through the Harvard and Princeton polarizing photometers to the pioneering work of Walraven and differential photometers designed to minimize effects of atmospheric extinction and to counter the effects of aurorae at high latitude sites; two of these are the Pierce-Blitzstein photometer of the University of Pennsylvania, in use for several decades, and the Rapid Alternate Detection System (RADS) developed at the University of Calgary in the 1980s.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astronomical Photometry
Book Subtitle
Past, Present, and Future
Editors
  • Eugene F. Milone
  • C. Sterken
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
373
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8050-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8050-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8049-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2858-9
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 220
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