Observations: Preparation and Execution

  • Rosa PoggianiEmail author
Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)


This chapter discusses the planning of observations and the choice of a telescope and of the epoch of observation. The signal-to-noise ratio for different types of observations is presented to estimate the exposure time. This chapter discusses the writing of observational proposals.


Photometric Observation Optical Telescope Standard Star Sidereal Time Zenith Distance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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