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.

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.

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.

Observing the Universe

A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science
Author: Andrew J. Norton,W. Alan Cooper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521603935
Category: Nature
Page: 173
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Fully self-contained introduction to observational optical astronomy and planetary science.

Recent Advances in Observational Astronomy

Symposium
Author: Harold Lester Johnson,Christine Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomical instruments
Page: 165
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Investigations in observational astronomy


Author: Wayne A. Christiansen,Ron Kaitchuck
Publisher: Paladin House Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 165
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Recent Advances in Observational Astronomy

Symposium
Author: Harold Lester Johnson,Christine Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomical instruments
Page: 165
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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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The Observational Amateur Astronomer


Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447103890
Category: Science
Page: 280
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This celebrity editor has brought together noted professional and amateur astronomers to submit chapters on their particular field of expertise, each describing how to observe a different class of object. The whole range of possibilities within reach of a small astronomical telescope is covered, from the moon to deep space. The book also shows how to gain the most enjoyment from a telescope, as well as its use for formal scientific observations, since astronomy is one of the few remaining areas of science where useful work can be carried out by non-professionals. The ideal companion to The Modern Amateur Astronomer.

Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy

A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data
Author: Željko Ivezić,Andrew J. Connolly,Jacob T VanderPlas,Alexander Gray
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400848911
Category: Science
Page: 552
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As telescopes, detectors, and computers grow ever more powerful, the volume of data at the disposal of astronomers and astrophysicists will enter the petabyte domain, providing accurate measurements for billions of celestial objects. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the cutting-edge statistical methods needed to efficiently analyze complex data sets from astronomical surveys such as the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, the Dark Energy Survey, and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. It serves as a practical handbook for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in physics and astronomy, and as an indispensable reference for researchers. Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy presents a wealth of practical analysis problems, evaluates techniques for solving them, and explains how to use various approaches for different types and sizes of data sets. For all applications described in the book, Python code and example data sets are provided. The supporting data sets have been carefully selected from contemporary astronomical surveys (for example, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey) and are easy to download and use. The accompanying Python code is publicly available, well documented, and follows uniform coding standards. Together, the data sets and code enable readers to reproduce all the figures and examples, evaluate the methods, and adapt them to their own fields of interest. Describes the most useful statistical and data-mining methods for extracting knowledge from huge and complex astronomical data sets Features real-world data sets from contemporary astronomical surveys Uses a freely available Python codebase throughout Ideal for students and working astronomers

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.

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.

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.

Coordination of Observational Projects in Astronomy


Author: C. Jaschek
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521361576
Category: Science
Page: 270
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Proceedings of the meeting held Nov. 1987 at the Stellar Data Centre of Strasbourg Observatory. Reviews many aspects of coordination such as the need for coordinated projects, applications to astrometry, photometry, the operation of spacecraft observatories, multifrequency observations, and very long baseline interferometry. Case studies are given of successful campaigns. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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.

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.

Handbook of CCD Astronomy


Author: Steve B. Howell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945076X
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many fields of observational science. Updated to include all of the latest developments in CCDs, this second edition of the Handbook of CCD Astronomy is a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with their electronic workings, it discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. While the book focuses on the use of CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing will also find it very valuable. Tables of useful and hard-to-find data, key practical equations, and new exercises round off the book and ensure that it provides an ideal introduction to the practical use of CCDs for graduate students, and a handy reference for more experienced users.