Electronic Imaging In Astronomy: Detectors And Instrumentation (Springer Praxis Books)
The second edition of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation describes the remarkable developments that have taken place in astronomical detectors and instrumentation in recent years – from the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1970 to the current era of very large telescopes, such as the Keck 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii with their laser guide-star adaptive ...
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Hardcover: 552 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (July 29, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.2 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 2249406
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“A very comprehensive text on contemporary observational astronomy with a specific focus on instruments, detectors, and their host telescope technologies. The book reflects the deep insights of the author and his extensive practical experience in this...”
ptics which rival the image quality of the Hubble Space Telescope.Authored by one of the world’s foremost experts on the design and development of electronic imaging systems for astronomy, this book has been written on several levels to appeal to a broad readership. Mathematical expositions are designed to encourage a wider audience, especially among the growing community of amateur astronomers with small telescopes with CCD cameras. The book can be used at the college level for an introductory course on modern astronomical detectors and instruments, and as a supplement for a practical or laboratory class.