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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design

Authors: Cheng, Jingquan

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  • Covers telescope design in the entire EM spectrum, where most other titles focus on one or two wave bands only
  • Widely circulated and highly regarded in the Chinese astronomical community, there has been demand for an English version of this book for many years
  • The broad range of technologies presented have applications in fields as varied as telecommunications, aerospace industry, remote sensing and defense
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This volume presents a complete summary of the author's twenty five years of experience in telescope design. It provides a general introduction to every aspect of telescope design and discusses the theory behind telescope design in depth. Telescope component design is also covered.  The book pays particular attention to technologies such as active and adaptive optics, aperture synthesis, holographic surface measurement, infrared signal modulation, wavefront, curvature, and phasing sensors, as well as x-ray and gamma ray imaging. The principles behind these technologies are also discussed with an eye towards their practical applications, resulting in a book that bridges practical telescope engineering and advanced physics theory.

Originally published in Chinese, The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design is highly regarded by the Chinese astronomical community. This English language version is intended for postgraduate students, engineers and scientists in the fields of astronomy, optics, particle physics, space science and related fields.

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“This 630-page book provides a very comprehensive engineering and science study of telescopes used for astronomy … . The technical level of the book is for graduate engineers and astronomers … . I reviewed some of the algebra in detail and found it to be complete and understandable. … I predict that the book will find broad use among the engineering and astronomical communities for years into the future, and I recommend this book to astronomers and engineers who build astronomical telescopes and instruments.” (James B. Breckinridge, The Observatory, Vol. 130, October, 2010)

“The book offers more of an encyclopedic review of a wide range of facets on the subjects of design, construction, calibration, and operation of telescopes used in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. … A short chapter with tables of all major telescopes in the world closes the book. … The book will be most useful to readers with an understanding of … telescope, who want to obtain a feeling for how problems in other wavelength regimes have been attacked.” (Jacob W. M. Baars, The Radio Science Bulletin, Issue 335, December, 2010)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-88791-3
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Hardcover $279.99
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Softcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
360
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-88791-3
DOI
10.1007/b105475
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-88790-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2785-9
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
634
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in Chinese by Chinese Science and Technology Press, Beijing
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