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The Resource Measuring the universe : a multiwavelength perspective, George H. Rieke, University of Arizona ; illustrated by Shiras Manning

Measuring the universe : a multiwavelength perspective, George H. Rieke, University of Arizona ; illustrated by Shiras Manning

Label
Measuring the universe : a multiwavelength perspective
Title
Measuring the universe
Title remainder
a multiwavelength perspective
Statement of responsibility
George H. Rieke, University of Arizona ; illustrated by Shiras Manning
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Astronomy is an observational science, renewed and even revolutionized by new developments in instrumentation. With the resulting growth of multiwavelength investigation as an engine of discovery, it is increasingly important for astronomers to understand the underlying physical principles and operational characteristics for a broad range of instruments. This comprehensive text is ideal for graduate students, active researchers and instrument developers. It is a thorough review of how astronomers obtain their data, covering current approaches to astronomical measurements from radio to gamma rays. The focus is on current technology rather than the history of the field, allowing each topic to be discussed in depth. Areas covered include telescopes, detectors, photometry, spectroscopy, adaptive optics and high contrast imaging, millimeter-wave and radio receivers, radio and optical/infrared interferometry, and X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, all at a level that bridges the gap between the basic principles of optics and the subject's abundant specialist literature"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB476.5
LC item number
.R54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Measuring the universe : a multiwavelength perspective, George H. Rieke, University of Arizona ; illustrated by Shiras Manning
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Gathering light -- the telescope; 3. Sensing the light: detectors for the optical and infrared; 4. Imaging and astrometry; 5. Photometry and polarimetry; 6. Spectroscopy; 7. Adaptive optics (AO) and high contrast imaging; 8. Submillimeter and radio astronomy; 9. Interferometry and aperture synthesis; 10. X-ray and gamma-ray; Index
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780521762298
Lccn
2011046216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn767824979
  • (OCoLC)ocn811869486
Label
Measuring the universe : a multiwavelength perspective, George H. Rieke, University of Arizona ; illustrated by Shiras Manning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Gathering light -- the telescope; 3. Sensing the light: detectors for the optical and infrared; 4. Imaging and astrometry; 5. Photometry and polarimetry; 6. Spectroscopy; 7. Adaptive optics (AO) and high contrast imaging; 8. Submillimeter and radio astronomy; 9. Interferometry and aperture synthesis; 10. X-ray and gamma-ray; Index
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780521762298
Lccn
2011046216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn767824979
  • (OCoLC)ocn811869486

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