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Title Observing photons in space : a guide to experimental space astronomy / Martin C.E. Huber ... [and 5 more], editors.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2013.
Edition Second ediction.

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Series ISSI scientific report series ; volume 9
ISSI scientific report series ; v. 9.
Subject Photons -- Observations.
Photon detectors.
Astronomy -- Observations.
Radiation -- Measurement.
Alt Name Huber, M.,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Edition Second ediction.
Contents From the Contents: Part I: Observing Photons in Space -- Part II: Energy and Wavelength Regions -- Part III: Techniques and Systems -- Part IV: Detectors -- Chapter 20: Detector Types Used in Space -- Part V: Polarimetry -- Part VI: General Techniques -- Part VII: Space Environment.
Observing photons in space / Martin C.E. Huber, Anuschka Pauluhn and J. Gethyn Timothy -- Photons -- from source to detector / Klaus Wilhelm and Claus Frohlich -- High-energy astrophysics -- energies above 100 keV / Gottfried Kanbach, Volker Schonfelder and Alex Zehnder -- X-ray astronomy: energies from 0.1 keV to 100 keV / J. Len Culhane -- The extra-terrestrial vacuum-ultraviolet wavelength range / J. Gethyn Timothy, Klaus Wilhelm and Lidong Xia -- The visible and near-infrared domain / Steven V.W. Beckwith -- The mid- and far-infrared range: radiation emission processes from interstellar dust and gas / A.G.G.M. Tielens -- The Cosmic Microwave Background / Jean-Michel Lamarre and Herve Dole -- Space telescopes / Philippe Lemaire, Bernd Aschenbach and John F. Seely -- Normal- and grazing-incidence gratings and mountings used in space / Philippe Lemaire -- Imaging through Compton scattering and pair creation / Volker Schonfelder and Gottfried Kanbach -- X-ray imaging with collimators, masks and grids / Gordon J. Hurford -- All-sky monitoring of high-energy transients / Kevin Hurley -- Far-infrared imaging and spectroscopic instrumentation / Bruce Swinyard and Wolfgang Wild -- Goniopolarimetric techniques for low-frequency radio astronomy in space / Baptiste Cecconi -- High-accuracy positioning: astrometry / Lennart Lindegren -- Interferometric imaging from space / Andreas Quirrenbach -- Narrow-band imaging by use of interferometers / Matt J. Griffin and Peter A.R. Ade.
Imaging Michelson interferometers / Alan M. Title -- Detector types used in space / Anuschka Pauluhn -- Hard X-ray and gamma-ray detectors / David M. Smith -- Microchannel plates for photon detection and imaging in space / J. Gethyn Timothy -- CCD and CMOS sensors / Nick Waltham -- X-ray CCDs / Andrew Holland -- Intensified solid state sensor cameras: ICCD and IAPS / Udo Schuhle -- Solar-blind UV detectors based on wide band gap semiconductors / Udo Schuhle and Jean-Francois Hochedez -- Superconducting tunnel junctions / Didier D.E. Martin and Peter Verhoeve -- X-ray calorimeters / F. Scott Porter -- Infrared imaging bolometers / Harry A.C. Eaton -- Semiconductors for low energies: incoherent infrared/sub-millimetre detectors / Walfried Raab -- Coherent far-infrared / sub-millimetre detectors / Wolfgang Wild -- Solar radiometry / Claus Frohlich -- Stokes polarimetry of the Zeeman and Hanle effects / Jan O. Stenflo -- Polarimetry at high energies / Wojtek Hajdas and Estela Suarez-Garcia -- Polarization measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background / Ettore Carretti and Cyrille Rosset -- Calibration / Martin C.E. Huber, Anuschka Pauluhn, J. Gethyn Timothy and Alex Zehnder -- Cryogenics in space / Nicola Rando -- Laser-aligned structures in space / David H. Lumb -- Earth and planet observations / Anuschka Pauluhn -- Implications of the space environment / Barry J. Kent -- Postscript / Martin C.E. Huber, Anuschka Pauluhn, J. Len Culhane [and others].
Note Includes index.
Summary An ideal resource for lecturers, this book provides a comprehensive review of experimental space astronomy. The number of astronomers whose knowledge and interest is concentrated on interpreting observations has grown substantially in the past decades; yet, the number of scientists who are familiar with and capable of dealing with instrumentation has dwindled. All of the authors of this work are leading and experienced experts and practitioners who have designed, built, tested, calibrated, launched and operated advanced observing equipment for space astronomy. This book also contains concise information on the history of the field, supported by appropriate references. Moreover, scientists working in other fields will be able to get a quick overview of the salient issues of observing photons in any one of the various energy, wavelength and frequency ranges accessible in space. This book was written with the intention to make it accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461478041 (electronic bk.)
1461478049 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4614-7804-1
OCLC # 866633915
Additional Format Print version: Observing photons in space. 02 1461478030 (OCoLC)841495250

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