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Observational Astrophysics

  • Pierre Léna
  • François Lebrun
  • François Mignard

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 1-30
  3. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 31-77
  4. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 79-106
  5. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 107-195
  6. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 197-254
  7. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 255-288
  8. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 289-383
  9. Pierre Léna, François Lebrun, François Mignard
    Pages 385-418
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 419-512

About this book

Introduction

Written specifically for physicists and graduate students in astronomy, this textbook focuses on astronomical observation and on the basic physical principles that astronomers use to conceive, build and exploit their instruments at their ultimate limits in sensitivity or resolution. This second edition has been entirely restructured and almost doubled in size, in order to improve its clarity and to account for the great progress achieved in the last 15 years. It deals with ground-based and space-based astronomy and their respective fields. It presents the new generation of giant ground-based telescopes, with the new methods of optical interferometry and adaptive optics, and also the ambitious concepts behind planned space missions for the next decades. Avoiding particulars, it covers the whole of the electromagnetic spectrum, and touches upon the "new astronomies" becoming possible with gravitational waves and neutrinos.

Keywords

astrophysics electromagnetic radiation gravitational waves modern image detectors neutrinos observational astrophysics optical interferometry spatial interferometry

Authors and affiliations

  • Pierre Léna
    • 1
  • François Lebrun
    • 2
  • François Mignard
    • 3
  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris-MeudonUniversité de Paris VIIMeudon Principal CedexFrance
  2. 2.Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique/SaclayDSM/DAPNIA/SApGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  3. 3.Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurCentre de Recherche en Géodynamique et AstrométrieGrasseFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03685-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08336-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03685-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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