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Astronomical Optics

Astronomical Optics - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0080499512

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ISBN13: 978-0080499512
ISBN10: 0080499511
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Astronomical Optics - 2ND 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0080499512

Daniel J. Schroeder

ISBN13: 978-0080499512
ISBN10: 0080499511
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This book provides a unified treatment of the characteristics of telescopes of all types, including telescopes whose performance is set by geometrical aberrations and the effect of the atmosphere, and those diffraction-limited telescopes designed for observations from above the atmosphere. The emphasis throughout is on basic principles, such as Fermat's principle, and their application to optical systems specifically designed to image distant celestial sources. Astronomical Optics, Second Edition also contains thorough discussions of the principles underlying all spectroscopic instrumentation, giving special emphasis to grating instruments used with telescopes. An introduction to adaptive optics provides the needed background for further inquiry into this rapidly developing area.

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