Astrophysical Techniques

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CRC PressINC, 2009 - Science - 564 pages
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Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, Astrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition provides a coherent state-of-the-art account ofthe instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. The fifth edition of this well-respected text includes many new instruments and techniques while removing some that have long been unused by both professional and amateur astronomers.

New to the Fifth Edition

  • Brief discussion on the invention and development of the telescope
  • New section that describes the attempts to detect dark matter and dark energy
  • Extended and updated discussions on computer, Internet, and spacecraft-based observations and research
  • By covering the instruments, techniques, theory, and data processing of astrophysics in sufficient depth, this text forms a thorough grounding for beginners and is a handy reference for more advanced students and professionals.

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