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Astronomy at High Angular Resolution : A Compendium of Techniques in the Visible and Near-infrared
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This book is a compendium of astronomical high-resolution techniques. Recent years have seen considerable developments in such techniques which are critical to advances in many areas of astronomy. As reflected in the book these techniques can be divided into direct methods, interferometry, and reconstruction methods and they can be applied to a huge variety of astrophysical systems, ranging from planets, single stars and binaries to active galactic nuclei, providing angular resolution in the micro- to tens of milliarcsecond scales. Written by experts in their fields, the chapters cover adaptive optics, aperture masking imaging, spectra disentangling, interferometry, lucky imaging, Roche tomography, spectro-astrometry, the astrotomography of planets, imaging with interferometry, interferometry of AGN, AGN reverberation mapping, Doppler- and magnetic imaging of stellar surfaces, Doppler tomography, eclipse mapping, Stokes imaging, and ESO instrumentation.
This book is intended to enable a next generation of astronomers to apply high-resolution techniques. It informs readers on how to achieve microarcsecond angular resolution in the visible and near-infrared regimes.
Genre: Science, Technology
Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: September 25, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-1723
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