Observational Astronomy


Author: D. Scott Birney,Guillermo Gonzalez,David Oesper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521853702
Category: Nature
Page: 312
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New and updated edition of advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate textbook on observational astronomy.

Observing the Universe

A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science
Author: W. Alan Cooper,Ian A. Franchi,Stuart M. Freake,Simon F. Green,Carole A. Haswell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521603935
Category: Nature
Page: 173
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Observing the Universe introduces a range of techniques and skills that will be useful for those wishing to undertake observational work in astronomy and planetary science. Observations have played, and continue to play, a crucial role in developing our understanding of the Universe, and the best way to get a feel for the role of observations is to do some. This comprehensive guide provides a sound basis for tackling astronomy and planetary science observations. It concentrates on generic aspects of observations, including the principles of telescopes and detectors, photometry and spectroscopy, microscopy techniques for analysing samples, teamwork skills, planning for a session at an observatory, keeping records of what you do, estimating uncertainties in measurements, analysing data numerically and graphically, and producing a written report. Including self-assessment questions with full solutions, this self-contained guide is suitable for undergraduate students of astronomy and planetary science, and serious amateur astronomers.

To Measure the Sky

An Introduction to Observational Astronomy
Author: Frederick R. Chromey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052176386X
Category: Science
Page: 446
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With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. It explains the theoretical foundations for observational practices and reviews essential physics to support students' mastery of the subject. Student understanding is strengthened through over 120 exercises and problems.

Observational Astronomy

Techniques and Instrumentation
Author: Edmund C. Sutton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139504924
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Astronomy is fundamentally an observational science and as such it is important for astronomers and astrophysicists to understand how their data are collected and analyzed. This book is a comprehensive review of current observational techniques and instruments. Featuring instruments such as Spitzer, Herschel, Fermi, ALMA, Super-Kamiokande, SNO, IceCube, the Auger Observatory, LIGO and LISA, the book discusses the capabilities and limitations of different types of instruments. It explores the sources and types of noise and provides statistical tools necessary for interpreting observational data. Due to the increasingly important role of statistical analysis, the techniques of Bayesian analysis are discussed, along with sampling techniques and model comparison. With topics ranging from fundamental subjects such as optics, photometry and spectroscopy, to neutrinos, cosmic rays and gravitational waves, this book is essential for graduate students in astronomy and physics. Electronic and colour versions of selected figures are available online at www. cambridge.org/9781107010468.

Observational astronomy and guide to the use of the telescope, by a clergyman, ed. by J.T. Slugg


Author: Observational astronomy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Observational Astronomy, and Guide to the Use of the Telescope ... By a Clergyman. Edited by J. T. Slugg


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 96
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One Hundred Years of Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics


Author: Christiaan Sterken,J. B. Hearnshaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: 268
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Star Maps ... for the Use of Students in ... Observational Astronomy


Author: Goodwin DeLoss Swezey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Stars
Page: 9
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Observational Astronomy in India


Author: K. Venkateswara Sarma
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: 57
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Observational astronomy for amateurs


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Elementary Experiments in Observational Astronomy


Author: George William Myers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: 48
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An Introduction to Observational Astrophysics


Author: Mark Gallaway
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319233777
Category: Science
Page: 204
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Observational Astrophysics follows the general outline of an astrophysics undergraduate curriculum targeting practical observing information to what will be covered at the university level. This includes the basics of optics and coordinate systems to the technical details of CCD imaging, photometry, spectography and radio astronomy. General enough to be used by students at a variety of institutions and advanced enough to be far more useful than observing guides targeted at amateurs, the author provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of observational astrophysics at undergraduate level to be used with a university’s teaching telescope. The practical approach takes the reader from basic first year techniques to those required for a final year project. Using this textbook as a resource, students can easily become conversant in the practical aspects of astrophysics in the field as opposed to the classroom.

Galaxy Formation and Evolution


Author: Houjun Mo,Frank van den Bosch,Simon White
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521857937
Category: Science
Page: 820
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A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Astronomy and Cosmogony


Author: James Jeans
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Electronic Imaging in Astronomy

Detectors and Instrumentation
Author: Ian S. McLean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540765832
Category: Science
Page: 552
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The second edition of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation describes the remarkable developments that have taken place in astronomical detectors and instrumentation in recent years – from the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1970 to the current era of very large telescopes, such as the Keck 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii with their laser guide-star adaptive optics which rival the image quality of the Hubble Space Telescope. Authored by one of the world’s foremost experts on the design and development of electronic imaging systems for astronomy, this book has been written on several levels to appeal to a broad readership. Mathematical expositions are designed to encourage a wider audience, especially among the growing community of amateur astronomers with small telescopes with CCD cameras. The book can be used at the college level for an introductory course on modern astronomical detectors and instruments, and as a supplement for a practical or laboratory class.

Observational Molecular Astronomy

Exploring the Universe Using Molecular Line Emissions
Author: David A. Williams,Serena Viti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107018161
Category: Science
Page: 184
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This is the first book for astronomers who wish to use molecular emissions as a tool to explore the Universe.

Statistical Challenges in Astronomy


Author: Eric D. Feigelson,G. Jogesh Babu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387955469
Category: Mathematics
Page: 506
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The quantity and quality of astronomical data has increased by orders of magnitude in recent years; similarly, statistical methodologies have also made great strides recently. This volume shows how powerful synergies emerge when astronomers and statisticians join in examining astrostatistical problems and approaches. Its principal theme is the statistical methods needed to model fundamental characteristics of the early universe on its largest scales.

Coordination of Observational Projects in Astronomy


Author: C. Jaschek,C. Sterken
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521361576
Category: Science
Page: 270
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Spherical Astronomy


Author: Edgar Woolard
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 032314912X
Category: Nature
Page: 470
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Spherical Astronomy provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of positional astronomy. The text focuses on the principles of spherical astronomy and the theory of fundamental astronomical observations. Discussions are made on topics such as the celestial sphere and the nature of the reference systems of astronomy; the geometric aspects of the celestial sphere in relation to geographic position; systems of time measurement based on the rotation of the earth; and the inertial reference system. Astronomers and astrophysicists will find the book highly insightful.

Spacecraft for Astronomy


Author: Joseph A. Angelo
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108966
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 305
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Presents a history of astronomical instruments such as space telescopes and probes as well as related scientific concepts and brief biographies of important individuals.