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Observational Astronomy: Techniques and Instrumentation Hardcover – December 5, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1107010468 ISBN-10: 0521228786 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (December 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521228786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107010468
  • ASIN: 1107010462
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,956,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Ideal for graduate students, this book provides a solid grounding in observational astronomy. The topics covered are accessible to theoreticians and observers alike, ranging from fundamental subjects, to diverse topics such as neutrinos, cosmic rays and gravitational waves. Combined, they provide a thorough introduction to modern observational techniques and instruments.

About the Author

Edmund C. Sutton is Associate Professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Illinois. His research has been primarily in infrared and sub-millimeter astronomy with an emphasis on instrumentation.

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By Rachael on May 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I had to buy this book for a graduate class and I purchased the electronic version because it was cheaper. I am glad I did because this book isn't worth keeping.

I am not sure if the author was trying for brevity but it didn't work.This book is dense, doesn't flow well, there are many terms that are not defined, and the chapters do a bad job at preparing the reader for the homework problems.

If you must use this book, look for others to supplement it like Observational Astrophysics by Pierre Lena. This book is much better and Sutton's book even "adapts" problems from Lena.

I do not recommend using this book for class or as a reference.
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