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Instrumentation for Large Telescopes

Instrumentation for Large Telescopes

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J. M. Beckers, M. J. Irwin, R. C. Puetter, K. Taylor, D. F. Gray, I. S. MacLean, B. Jones, S. di Serego Alighieri
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  • Date Published: October 1997
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521582919

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  • Drawing from a series of lectures given at the VII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, this volume presents eight specially written chapters by leading experts in the world, covering all aspects of the peculiarities, advantages, and disadvantages of dealing with a new generation of large, ground-based telescopes that will be used well into the next century. In reviewing the challenges involved in designing successful instrumentation, this work also addresses the fundamentals of astronomical imaging, low- and high-resolution spectroscopy, and polarimetry. This book can be read profitably by advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as those in the fields of astronomy, optics, medicine, and defense.

    • The first book on the design and use of instrumentation for the new generation of large astronomical telescopes that will shape astronomy done in the next century
    • Eight specially written chapters by leading experts in the world
    • Includes the latest technology in adaptive optics and laser guide stars, interferometry, image pattern recognition and optical and infrared arrays
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...covers the range of current instrumental technology and analytical techniques...providing excellent coverage." Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    "...the book contains useful presentations of the state of the art in astronomical observing, and should benefit a wide range of readers, from students to amateur astronomers, engineers and researchers." Antoine Labeyrie, Transport in Porous Media

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    • Date Published: October 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521582919
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.855kg
    • contains: 92 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    1. Techniques for high angular resolution astronomical imaging J. M. Beckers
    2. Detectors and data analysis techniques for wide field optical imaging M. J. Irwin
    3. Modern methods of image reconstruction R. C. Puetter
    4. Spectroscopic techniques for large optical/infrared telescopes K. Taylor
    5. High resolution spectroscopy D. F. Gray
    5. Near infrared instrumentation for large telescopes I. S. McLean
    6. Mid-infrared astronomy with large telescopes B. Jones
    7. Polarimetry with large telescopes S. di Serego Alighieri.

  • Editors

    Jose M. Rodriguez Espinosa, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Artemio Herrero, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Francisco Sánchez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Contributors

    J. M. Beckers, M. J. Irwin, R. C. Puetter, K. Taylor, D. F. Gray, I. S. MacLean, B. Jones, S. di Serego Alighieri

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