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Astronomical instruments

  • The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshopby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 149.00

    The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration workshop brought together more than 120 participants with the objective to a) foster the sharing of information, experience and techniques between observers, instrument developers and instrument operation teams, b) review the actual precision and limitations of the applied instrument calibration plans, and c) collect... more...

  • Astronomical Opticsby Daniel J. Schroeder

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 165.00

    This book provides a unified treatment of the characteristics of telescopes of all types, both those whose performance is set by geometrical aberrations and the effect of the atmosphere, and those diffraction-limited telescopes designed for observations from above the atmosphere. The emphasis throughout is on basic principles, such as Fermat's principle,... more...

  • Astronomical Opticsby Daniel J. Schroeder

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Written by a recognized expert in the field, this clearly presented, well-illustrated book provides both advanced level students and professionals with an authoritative, thorough presentation of the characteristics, including advantages and limitations, of telescopes and spectrographic instruments used by astronomers of today. Key Features * Written... more...

  • Basic Optics for the Astronomical Sciencesby James Breckinridge

    Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 2012; US$ 78.00

    This text was written to provide students of astronomy and engineers an understanding of optical science - the study of the generation, propagation, control, and measurement of optical radiation - as it applies to telescopes and instruments for astronomical research in the areas of astrophysics, astrometry, exoplanet characterization, and planetary... more...

  • Fifty Years of Quasarsby Mauro D'Onofrio

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 229.00

    Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, this book reviews the history of quasar research and describes how advances in instrumentation and computation have aided quasar astronomy and changed our basic understanding of quasars. more...

  • GravItational Lensing of Quasarsby Alexander Eigenbrod

    EFPL Press 2011; US$ 89.95

    The universe, in all its richness, diversity and complexity, is populated by a myriad of intriguing celestial objects. Among the most exotic of them are gravitationally lensed quasars. A quasar is an extremely bright nucleus of a galaxy, and when such an object is gravitationally lensed, multiple images of the quasar are produced ? this phenomenon... more...

  • Quasar Astronomyby Daniel W. Weedman

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 48.00

    This book utilises the author's twenty years of research experience to describe conclusions on the nature of quasars. more...

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomyby Paola Amico; James W. Beletic; Jenna E. Beletic

    Springer 2003; US$ 274.00

    These proceedings are from the fifth workshop of a series that concentrated on optical CCDs for the first four installments. At this workshop, for the first time, our "bandpass" was broadened to include infrared detectors. Every leading manufacturer, all major astronomical observatories and the experts in the field gathered on the Big Island of Hawaii... more...

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005by Jenna E. Beletic; James W. Beletic; Paola Amico

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 259.00

    Every three years, the leading experts in detectors for astronomy gather together to exchange information and form professional relationships. This series of meetings is entitled Scientific Detectors for Astronomy. The meeting has been held six times, with the last four publishing hardcover proceedings. Nearly all leading astronomical observatories... more...

  • Viewing the Constellations with Binocularsby Bojan Kambic

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 39.95

    Aimed at beginners and intermediate-level astronomers, this complete guide to practical astronomy covers everything from basic concepts to the best binoculars to practical hints and tips. It includes a complete atlas and guide to the night sky down to 30 N. more...

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