Astronomical Optics

Astronomical Optics

1st Edition - December 2, 1987

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  • Author: Daniel Schroeder
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138567

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Written by a recognized expert in the field, this clearly presented, well-illustrated book provides both advanced level students and professionals with an authoritative, thorough presentation of the characteristics, including advantages and limitations, of telescopes and spectrographic instruments used by astronomers of today.

Key Features

  • Written by a recognized expert in the field
  • Provides both advanced level students and professionals with an authoritative, thorough presentation of the characteristics, including advantages and limitations, of telescopes and spectrographic instruments used by astronomers of today

Readership

Observational astronomers and graduate students in astronomy; optical scientists and engineers involved with telescopes

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. Preliminaries: Definitions and Paraxial Optics. Fermat's Principle: An Introduction. Introduction to Aberrations. Fermat's Principle and Aberrations. Reflecting Telescopes. Schmidt Telescopes and Cameras. Catadioptric Telescopes and Cameras. Auxiliary Optics for Telescopes. Diffraction Theory and Aberrations. Transfer Functions; Hubble Space Telescope. Spectrometry: Definitions and Basic Principles. Dispersing Elements and Systems. Grating Aberrations; Concave Grating Spectrometers. Plane Grating Spectrometers. System Noise and Detection Limits. Multiple-Aperture Telescopes. Each chapter includes references. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: December 2, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138567

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Daniel Schroeder

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