Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: The long-awaited second edition of this well-received textbook gives a thorough introduction to observational astronomy. Starting with the basics of positional astronomy and systems of time, it continues with charts and catalogs covering both historically important publications and modern electronic databases. The book builds on a fundamental discussion of the basics of light and the effects of the atmosphere on astronomical observations. Chapters include discussions of optical telescopes, detectors, photometry, variable stars, astrometry, spectroscopy, and solar observations. This edition contains new discussions of measurements with CCDs and appendices give basic statistical methods, useful astronomical software and websites, and sources of accurate time-calibration signals. Observational Astronomy is the perfect textbook for upper level undergraduate or beginning graduate courses on astronomy. Examples based on real astronomical data are placed throughout the text. Each of the well-illustrated chapters is supported by a set of graduated problems and suggestions for further reading.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/29/2006
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
|The celestial sphere and coordinate systems|
|Star charts and catalogues|
|Applications of the spherical triangle|
|The magnitude system|
|Applications and extensions of photometry|
|Classification of stellar spectra|
|Analysis of high-dispersion spectra|
|Observing the sun|