Astronomical Measurement: A Concise Guide (Hardcover)

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Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Signal, Distortion, and Noise.- The atmosphere and how to avoid it.- Mapping the Sky.- Detection of Light.- Spectroscopy.- Overview of Statistics.- Basic orbital mechanics.- References.- Glossary.- Solutions.- Index.

About the Author


Andy Lawrence is the Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), observational cosmology, survey astronomy, and e-science (the Virtual Observatory). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783642398346
ISBN-10: 3642398340
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2013
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences