The Resource Observational astronomy, D. Scott Birney

Observational astronomy, D. Scott Birney

Label
Observational astronomy
Title
Observational astronomy
Statement of responsibility
D. Scott Birney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This textbook gives a thorough introduction to most aspects of observational astronomy. The first three chapters present material on coordinates, time and star catalogues. The book then moves on to the instruments and techniques used in visual, positional, photometric and spectroscopic observations. In all cases, procedures, data reduction, data interpretation and astrophysical applications are considered. Each of the well illustrated chapters is supported by a set of graduated problems and suggestions for further reading
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birney, D. Scott
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB145
LC item number
.B52 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomie
Label
Observational astronomy, D. Scott Birney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The celestial sphere and coordinate systems -- 2. Time -- 3. Star charts and catalogues -- 4. Applications of the spherical triangle -- 5. Photographic astronomy -- 6. Visual observations -- 7. The magnitude system -- 8. Photographic photometry -- 9. Photoelectric photometry -- 10. Applications and extensions of photometry -- 11. The spectrograph -- 12. Classification of stellar spectra -- 13. Analysis of high-dispersion spectra -- 14. Variable stars -- 15. Observing the sun -- 16. Radio astronomy
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521396936
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90031052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21080213
  • (OCoLC)ocm21080213
Label
Observational astronomy, D. Scott Birney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The celestial sphere and coordinate systems -- 2. Time -- 3. Star charts and catalogues -- 4. Applications of the spherical triangle -- 5. Photographic astronomy -- 6. Visual observations -- 7. The magnitude system -- 8. Photographic photometry -- 9. Photoelectric photometry -- 10. Applications and extensions of photometry -- 11. The spectrograph -- 12. Classification of stellar spectra -- 13. Analysis of high-dispersion spectra -- 14. Variable stars -- 15. Observing the sun -- 16. Radio astronomy
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521396936
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90031052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21080213
  • (OCoLC)ocm21080213

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