Introduction to Astronomical Photometry (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)

Introduction to Astronomical Photometry (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) by M. Golay epub pdf fb2

Title: Introduction to Astronomical Photometry (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)
Author: M. Golay
ISBN10: 9027704287
ISBN13: 978-9027704283
Publisher: Springer; 1974 edition (September 30, 1974)
Language: English
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
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Introduction to Astronomical Photometry (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) by M. Golay


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The material given in this 'Introduction to astronomical photometry' is the subject matter of a lecture at the University of Geneva. It is, therefore, intended for those students, physicists or mathematicians, who have completed their bachelor's degree or diploma, and are intending to work for their Ph.D. in astronomy. We assume then the elementary ideas of astrophysics, magnitude, colour index, spectral classes, luminosity classes, gradient, atmospheric extinction are already known. The student may find it useful to re-read the work of Schatzman [1], Dufay [2] and Aller [254] before embarking upon the study of this 'Introduction to astronomical photometry'. It is not our aim in this book to deal with every aspect of stellar photometry. On the contrary, we shall restriet ourselves to looking at subjects ofwhich knowledge seems to us essential for someone who has to use photometrie quantities in his astronomical research. We are, therefore, keeping the interests of the photometrie measurements user partieularly in mind. We shall only discuss very superficially the technical probĀ­ lems and reduction methods for atmospheric extinction. These problems are dealt with very clearly in Astronomical Techniques [3]; the first by A. Lallemand, H. L.