Electronic Imaging In Astronomy

Author: Ian S. McLean
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540765824
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The second edition of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation describes the remarkable developments that have taken place in astronomical detectors and instrumentation in recent years – from the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1970 to the current era of very large telescopes, such as the Keck 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii with their laser guide-star adaptive optics which rival the image quality of the Hubble Space Telescope. Authored by one of the world’s foremost experts on the design and development of electronic imaging systems for astronomy, this book has been written on several levels to appeal to a broad readership. Mathematical expositions are designed to encourage a wider audience, especially among the growing community of amateur astronomers with small telescopes with CCD cameras. The book can be used at the college level for an introductory course on modern astronomical detectors and instruments, and as a supplement for a practical or laboratory class.

Handbook Of Ccd Astronomy

Author: Steve B. Howell
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945076X
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Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many fields of observational science. Updated to include all of the latest developments in CCDs, this second edition of the Handbook of CCD Astronomy is a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with their electronic workings, it discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. While the book focuses on the use of CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing will also find it very valuable. Tables of useful and hard-to-find data, key practical equations, and new exercises round off the book and ensure that it provides an ideal introduction to the practical use of CCDs for graduate students, and a handy reference for more experienced users.

Fundamentals Of Light Microscopy And Electronic Imaging

Author: Douglas B. Murphy
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118382935
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Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, Second Edition provides a coherent introduction to the principles and applications of the integrated optical microscope system, covering both theoretical and practical considerations. It expands and updates discussions of multi-spectral imaging, intensified digital cameras, signal colocalization, and uses of objectives, and offers guidance in the selection of microscopes and electronic cameras, as well as appropriate auxiliary optical systems and fluorescent tags. The book is divided into three sections covering optical principles in diffraction and image formation, basic modes of light microscopy, and components of modern electronic imaging systems and image processing operations. Each chapter introduces relevant theory, followed by descriptions of instrument alignment and image interpretation. This revision includes new chapters on live cell imaging, measurement of protein dynamics, deconvolution microscopy, and interference microscopy. PowerPoint slides of the figures as well as other supplementary materials for instructors are available at a companion website: www.wiley.com/go/murphy/lightmicroscopy

Advanced Amateur Astronomy

Author: Gerald North
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521574303
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This book, first published in 1997, is for telescope owners wanting to improve their skills and make observations of real and lasting scientific value.

The Deep Sky Observer S Year

Author: Grant Privett
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852332730
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Deep-sky observing is easily the most popular field for amateur astronomers. The big problem faced by non-professional observers is what to look at - what is visible at a particular time of year. The Deep-Sky Observers Year is a month-by-month guide to the best objects to view. Objects are given a "star rating" according to how difficult they are to observe or image with a particular size of telescope. The book includes many images produced by amateur astronomers, as well as photographs from NASA, ESA, and ESO. There is background information about the objects, along with lots of useful tips, hints, and resources.

Electronic Imaging 86

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Astronomy With A Home Computer

Author: Neale Monks
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852338053
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Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today’s amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes. The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software. The list goes on and on. Find out here how to choose the best planetarium program: are commercial versions really better than freeware? Learn how to optimise a go-to telescope, or connect it to a lap-top. Discover how to choose the best webcam and use it with your telescope. Create a mosaic of the Moon, or high-resolution images of the planets... Astronomy with a Home Computer is designed for every amateur astronomer who owns a home computer, whether it is running Microsoft Windows, Mac O/S or Linux. It doesn’t matter what kind of telescope you own either - a small refractor is just as useful as a big "go-to" SCT for most of the projects in this book.

Imaging In Astronomy

Author: American Astronomical Society
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Electronic Imaging In Medicine

Author: Gary D. Fullerton
Editor: American Institute of Physics
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The materials presented in this monograph were originally prepared for an international conference of the same title that was presented in San Antonio, Texas on 27 March-1 April, 1983. The conference was sponsored by the Radiology Department, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas and was co-sponsored by the American Association of physicist in Medicine, the Bureau of Radiological Health, the International Organization of Medical Physics, the World Health Organization, and the Pan American Health Organization. The purpose of the conference and this book was to pull together the disparate groups that are working on the application of electronic imaging techniques in medicine and provide an interface between high technology image engineering and medicine. The course succeeded in generating animated exchanges of viewpoint as well as basic information. The resultant book is offered to the reader as a beginning point in this important new field. A field that we feel holds great promise for improving the quality of human life in the decades to come.

Advances In Electronics And Electron Physics

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ISBN: 9780080576732
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Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics

Journal Of Scientific Exploration

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Astronomy Hacks

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491926244
File Size: 66,10 MB
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Why use the traditional approach to study the stars when you can turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing tools? Whether you're a first timer or an advanced hobbyist, you'll find Astronomy Hacks both useful and fun. From upgrading your optical finder to photographing stars, this book is the perfect cosmic companion.This handy field guide covers the basics of observing, and what you need to know about tweaking, tuning, adjusting, and tricking out a 'scope. Expect priceless tips and tools for using a Dobsonian Telescope, the large-aperture telescope you can inexpensively build in your garage. Get advice on protocols involved with using electronics including in dark places without ruining the party.Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer Choose the Best Binocular Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely Upgrade Your Optical Finder Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment The O'Reilly Hacks series has reclaimed the term "hacking" to mean innovating, unearthing, and creating shortcuts, gizmos, and gears. With these hacks, you don't dream it-you do it--and Astronomy Hacks brings space dreams to life. The book is essential for anyone who wants to get the most out of an evening under the stars and have memorable celestial adventures.

Basic Astronomy Labs

Author: Jay S. Huebner
Editor: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
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Providing the tools and know-how to apply the principles of astronomy first-hand, these 43 laboratory exercises each contain an introduction that clearly shows budding astronomers why the particular topic of that lab is of interest and relevant to astronomy. About one-third of the exercises are devoted solely to observation, and no mathematics is required beyond simple high school algebra and trigonometry.Organizes exercises into six major topics--sky, optics and spectroscopy, celestial mechanics, solar system, stellar properties, and exploration and other topics--providing clear outlines of what is involved in the exercise, its purpose, and what procedures and apparatus are to be used. Offers variations on standard and popular exercises, and includes many that are new and innovative, such as "The Messier List" which helps users discover basic facts about the Milky Way Galaxy by plotting these objects on a star chart; "Motions of Earth" demonstrates just how fast the Earth is moving through space and in which direction it is going, and; "Radioactivity and Time" which measures the half-life of a short-lived isotope, and consider radioactive dating and heating of celestial bodies. Includes a guide to astronomical pronunciations, a guide to the constellations, spectral classifications, quotes on science, and more.For astronomers.

Human Vision And Electronic Imaging

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Astronomy Now

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Monthly Notes Of The Astronomical Society Of Southern Africa

Author: Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
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Who S Who In Technology Today

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Instrumentation In Astronomy

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