TitleAstronomical Photometry : Past, Present, and Future
Author(s)Milone, Eugene F;Sterken, C
PublicationNew York, NY, Springer New York, 2011.
DescriptionXII, 220 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book brings 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 current capabilities of spectrophotometry and polarimetry to provide precise and accurate data, are all discussed in this volume. The discussion of `differential??? or `two-star??? photometers ranges from early experiments in visual photometry through the Harvard and Princeton polarizing photometers to the pioneering work of Walraven and differential photometers designed to minimize effects of atmospheric extinction and to counter the effects of aurorae at high latitude sites; two of these are the Pierce-Blitzstein photometer of the University of Pennsylvania, in use for several decades, and the Rapid Alternate Detection System (RADS) developed at the University of Calgary in the 1980s
Keyword(s)1. ASTROPHYSICS 2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. IMAGE PROCESSING 6. Measurement Science and Instrumentation 7. Measurement?????? 8. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS 9. SIGNAL PROCESSING 10. Signal, Image and Speech Processing 11. Speech processing systems
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