Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Introduction to Astronomical Spectroscopy

$45.99

Part of Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107601796

$ 45.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an evaluation copy?

This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact asiamktg@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Spectroscopy is the principal tool used in astronomy to investigate the Universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. Through the analysis of electromagnetic radiation, spectrographs enable observers to assess the chemical composition, kinematics and local physical properties of distant stars, nebulae and galaxies. Thoroughly illustrated and clearly written, this handbook offers a practical and comprehensive guide to the different spectroscopic methods used in all branches of astronomy, at all wavelengths from radio to gamma-ray and from ground and space-borne instruments. After a historical overview of the field, the central chapters navigate the various types of hardware used in spectroscopy. In-depth descriptions of modern techniques and their benefits and drawbacks help you choose the most promising observation strategy. The handbook finishes by assessing new technologies and future prospects for deep-sky observation. This text is an ideal reference for today's graduate students and active researchers, as well as those designing or operating spectroscopic instruments.

    • Describes virtually all spectroscopic techniques used in present-day astronomy
    • Spectroscopic methods used at different wavelengths are described and compared, helping researchers select optimal instrumentation for a given problem
    • Discusses the advantages and drawbacks of ground and space-borne observations, allowing readers to choose the most promising observing strategy
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Immo Appenzeller's text is a complete and comprehensive introduction to the subject. The book covers all relevant aspects of astronomical spectroscopy from the basic physical principles of spectroscopic measurements and their technical implementation in real astronomical instruments to the principles of observations and data reduction. While being guided through the spectroscopic techniques across the electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio wavelengths, the reader is provided with an insider's overview of today's and future leading astronomical spectroscopic facilities on the ground and in space. The text is a valuable source of information for today's multi-wavelength astronomer who is using a wide range of spectroscopic instruments and is trying to get the best out of the allocated observing time.' Andreas Kaufer, Director, La Silla Paranal Observatory, European Southern Observatory

    'This volume is highly recommended for scientists requiring an overview of techniques perhaps outside their main area of research but needing complementary wavelength coverage. It would also be excellent to accompany any course in astronomical techniques.' The Observatory

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107601796
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Historical remarks
    2. Spectroscopy in present-day astronomy
    3. Basic physics of spectral measurements
    4. Optical-range grating and prism spectrometers
    5. Other techniques for the optical spectral range
    6. Preparing and reducing optical observations
    7. UV, X-ray, and gamma spectroscopy
    8. Spectroscopy at radio wavelengths
    9. Special techniques for the far IR and sub-mm range
    10. New developments and future prospects
    Appendix
    List of references
    Index.

  • Author

    Immo Appenzeller, Universität Heidelberg
    Immo Appenzeller is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and Director of the Heidelberg State Observatory.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×