The Resource Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs, by Ken M. Harrison, (electronic resource)

Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs, by Ken M. Harrison, (electronic resource)

Label
Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs
Title
Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs
Statement of responsibility
by Ken M. Harrison
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs is a complete guide for amateur astronomers who are looking for a new challenge beyond astrophotography. The book provides a brief overview of the history and development of the spectroscope, then a short introduction to the theory of stellar spectra, including details on the necessary reference spectra required for instrument testing and spectral comparison. The various types of spectroscopes available to the amateur are then described. Later sections cover all aspects of setting up and using various types of commercially available and home-built spectroscopes, starting with basic transmission gratings and going through more complex models, all the way to the sophisticated Littrow design. The final part of the text is about practical spectroscope design and construction. This book uniquely brings together a collection of observing, analyzing, and processing hints and tips that will allow the amateur to build skills in preparing scientifically acceptable spectra data. It covers all aspects of designing, constructing, testing, calibrating, and using a spectroscope and enables the average amateur astronomer to successfully build and use a homemade spectroscope for a fraction of the current commercial cost. As Professor Chris Kitchin said, “If optical spectroscopy had not been invented then fully 75 percent of all astronomical knowledge would be unknown today, and yet the subject itself re-ceives scant attention in astronomical texts.” This book answers that need. It is the practical spectroscopy book that amateur astronomers have been waiting for!
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Harrison, Ken M
Dewey number
522.67
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series,
  • The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series,
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  • Astronomy
  • Microwaves
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering
Label
Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs, by Ken M. Harrison, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
  • Includes web resources
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Preface -- Part I: Introduction to Spectroscopy -- Chapter 1: Early Experiments in Spectroscopy -- Chapter 2: A History of Astronomical Spectroscopy -- Chapter 3: Theory of Spectra -- Chapter 4: Prisms, Gratings, and Spectroscopes -- Chapter 5: Types of Spectroscopes -- Part II: Obtaining and Analyzing Specta -- Chapter 6: Setting Up the Spectroscope -- Chapter 7: Using Spectroscopes in the Converging Beam -- Chapter 8: Reflection Grating Spectroscopes -- Chapter 9: Cameras and CCD's -- Chapter 10: Processing Spectra -- Chapter 11: Amateur Spectroscope Projects -- Part III: Spectroscope Design and Construction -- Chapter 12: Design Basics -- Chapter 13: Prism Spectroscope Designs -- Chapter 14: Transmission Grating Spectroscope Designs -- Chapter 15: Reflection Grating Spectroscopes Designs.- Chapter 16: Guiding, OAG, and Beam Splitters/Flip Mirrors -- Appendix A: Suppliers of Spectroscopes and Accessories -- Appendix B: Useful Spectroscopy Forums and Other Websites -- Appendix C: Selected Bibliography -- Appendx D: Springer Extra Materials and Yahoo Support Group -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Extent
1 online resource (239 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283088282
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-7239-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2560000000058676
  • (EBL)691247
  • (OCoLC)710162239
  • (SSID)ssj0000475887
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11293106
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000475887
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  • (PQKB)10793580
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-7239-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691247
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000058676
Label
Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs, by Ken M. Harrison, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
  • Includes web resources
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Preface -- Part I: Introduction to Spectroscopy -- Chapter 1: Early Experiments in Spectroscopy -- Chapter 2: A History of Astronomical Spectroscopy -- Chapter 3: Theory of Spectra -- Chapter 4: Prisms, Gratings, and Spectroscopes -- Chapter 5: Types of Spectroscopes -- Part II: Obtaining and Analyzing Specta -- Chapter 6: Setting Up the Spectroscope -- Chapter 7: Using Spectroscopes in the Converging Beam -- Chapter 8: Reflection Grating Spectroscopes -- Chapter 9: Cameras and CCD's -- Chapter 10: Processing Spectra -- Chapter 11: Amateur Spectroscope Projects -- Part III: Spectroscope Design and Construction -- Chapter 12: Design Basics -- Chapter 13: Prism Spectroscope Designs -- Chapter 14: Transmission Grating Spectroscope Designs -- Chapter 15: Reflection Grating Spectroscopes Designs.- Chapter 16: Guiding, OAG, and Beam Splitters/Flip Mirrors -- Appendix A: Suppliers of Spectroscopes and Accessories -- Appendix B: Useful Spectroscopy Forums and Other Websites -- Appendix C: Selected Bibliography -- Appendx D: Springer Extra Materials and Yahoo Support Group -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Extent
1 online resource (239 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283088282
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-7239-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2560000000058676
  • (EBL)691247
  • (OCoLC)710162239
  • (SSID)ssj0000475887
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11293106
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000475887
  • (PQKBWorkID)10470506
  • (PQKB)10793580
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-7239-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691247
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000058676

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