The Resource Telescopes and Techniques, by C. R. Kitchin, (electronic resource)

Telescopes and Techniques, by C. R. Kitchin, (electronic resource)

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Telescopes and Techniques
Title
Telescopes and Techniques
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by C. R. Kitchin
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eng
Summary
Telescopes and Techniques has proved itself in its first two editions, having become probably one of the most widely used astronomy texts, both for amateur astronomers and astronomy and astrophysics undergraduates. Both earlier editions of the book were widely used for introductory practical astronomy courses in many universities. In this Third Edition the author guides the reader through the mathematics, physics and practical techniques needed to use today's telescopes (from the smaller models to the larger instruments installed in many colleges) and how to find objects in the sky. Most of the physics and engineering involved is described fully and requires little prior knowledge or experience. Both visual and electronic imaging techniques are covered, together with an introduction to how data (measurements) should be processed and analyzed. A simple introduction to radio telescopes is also included. Brief coverage of the more advanced topics of photometry and spectroscopy are included, but mainly to enable the reader to see some of the developments possible from the basic observing techniques covered in the rest of the book. For anyone intending to enter astronomy as a professional, an understanding of the physics is essential - and this newest version of Telescopes and Techniques is one of the best starting points!
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Kitchin, C. R
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QB4
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non fiction
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
  • Spectroscopy and Microscopy
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Telescopes and Techniques, by C. R. Kitchin, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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Contents
Preface to the First Edition -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the Third Edition -- Part I: Telescopes -- Chapter 1: Types of Telescopes -- Chapter 2: Telescope Optics -- Chapter 3: Modern Small Telescope Design -- Part II: Positions and Motions -- Chapter 4: Positions in the Sky -- Chapter 5: Movements of Objects in the Sky -- Chapter 6: Telescope Mountings -- Part III: Observing -- Chapter 7: Electromagnetic Radiation -- Chapter 8: Visual Observing -- Chapter 9: Detectors and Imaging -- Chapter 10: Data Processing -- Chapter 11: Photometry -- Chapter 12: Spectroscopy -- Appendix A: For Further Reading -- Appendix B: Constellations -- Appendix C: Answers to Exercises -- Appendix D: SI and Other Units -- Appendix E: The Greek Alphabet -- Index
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unknown
Edition
3rd ed. 2013.
Extent
XIX, 255 p. 133 illus., 13 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781461448914
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-1-4614-4891-4
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online resource.
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absent
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-4891-4
Label
Telescopes and Techniques, by C. R. Kitchin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the First Edition -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the Third Edition -- Part I: Telescopes -- Chapter 1: Types of Telescopes -- Chapter 2: Telescope Optics -- Chapter 3: Modern Small Telescope Design -- Part II: Positions and Motions -- Chapter 4: Positions in the Sky -- Chapter 5: Movements of Objects in the Sky -- Chapter 6: Telescope Mountings -- Part III: Observing -- Chapter 7: Electromagnetic Radiation -- Chapter 8: Visual Observing -- Chapter 9: Detectors and Imaging -- Chapter 10: Data Processing -- Chapter 11: Photometry -- Chapter 12: Spectroscopy -- Appendix A: For Further Reading -- Appendix B: Constellations -- Appendix C: Answers to Exercises -- Appendix D: SI and Other Units -- Appendix E: The Greek Alphabet -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed. 2013.
Extent
XIX, 255 p. 133 illus., 13 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781461448914
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-4891-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4614-4891-4

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