Images

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

Abstract

An observer only perceives the three dimensions of space projected on the celestial sphere. The received intensity is the integral of the energy locally emitted into the line of sight. Decoding the measured information to deduce the local conditions is an inversion process which is always delicate.

Keywords

Entropy Europe Tungsten Coherence Flare 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Léna
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  1. 1.Université Paris VII and Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

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