TitleAstronomical photometry : past, present, and future
Author(s)E.F. Milone (ed.);C. Sterken (ed.)
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xii, 217 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteThis book will bring together experts in the field of astronomical photometry to discuss how their subfields provide the precision and accuracy in astronomical energy flux measurements that are needed to permit tests of astrophysical theories. Differential photometers and photometry, improvements in infrared precision, the improvements in precision and accuracy of CCD photometry, the absolute calibration of flux, the development of the Johnson UBVRI photometric system and other passband systems to measure and precisely classify specific types of stars and astrophysical quantities, and the curr
Contents NoteAstronomical Photometry; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Photometric Precision and Accuracy; The High Road to Astronomical Photometric Precision: Differential Photometry; High Precision Differential Photometry with CCDs:A Brief History; The Pierce-Blitzstein Photometer; Johnson Photometry and Its Descendants; The Rise and Improvement of Infrared Photometry; On the Use of Photometry in Spectral Classification; Absolute Photometry: Past and Present; Optical Region Spectrophotometry: Past and Present; Measurement of Polarized Light in Astronomy; Index
NotesPapers presented by members of the International Astronomical Union's Commission 25 on Photometry and Polarity at a meeting of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society, held in Long Beach, Calif., in Jan. 2009. Cf. pref. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTROMETRY 2. ASTRONOMICAL PHOTOMETRY 3. ASTRONOMY 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. NATURE / Sky Observation 7. SCIENCE
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