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Astrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition 5th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1420082432
ISBN-10: 1420082434
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Praise for the Fourth Edition
Kitchin does an excellent job incorporating a multiwavelength approach to detector implementation. Optical and IR detectors are bundled together, and x-ray and gamma-ray detectors make up another section. Radio/microwave and neutrino/gravitational wave detection constitute the other two main sections. … Astrophysical Techniques does the best job covering instrumentation topics, and it is apparent that Kitchin has perfected his approach with this fourth edition.
- William R. Alexander, The Astronomy Education Review

Now in its fourth edition, this book has included more techniques relevant to the modern astronomer as well as dropping older ones no longer in use. … The author keeps the rhythm going throughout the book, which makes it an easy and informative read.
- Garry Pilkington, University of Liverpool

… Kitchin's book has always been an excellent source and fine student text. The rapid changes in techniques have led the author (now Emeritus Professor) to produce the Fourth Edition and include forefront technology such as superconducting tunnel junctions, while some older items have now been omitted. …
- Don Pollacco, The Observatory --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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University of Hertfordshire Observatory, UK

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 5 edition (August 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420082434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420082432
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #558,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's very impressive how a complex subject can be handled in a so easy way. I though the book very interesting, useful, clear and, even the math is very well explained. A great book for who wants to know about how to observe in astrophysics.
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I have just received the book recently and my class has not started yet, but I quickly discovered why it's sold at such a low cost - the page numbers are not in order! They are good until pg 282, but that is followed by pages 315 - 346, then it goes back to 283 - 314, and finally back to 347 - 564.

The actual book itself seems very straight forward and easy to understand, so aside from that I think I'll like it a lot.
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