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Description - Astronomical Spectrographs and their History by John Hearnshaw

Astronomical spectrographs analyse light emitted by the Sun, stars, galaxies and other objects in the Universe, and have been used in astronomy since the early nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive account of spectrographs from an historical perspective, from their theory and development over the last two hundred years, to the recent advances of the early twenty-first century. The author combines the theoretical principles behind astronomical spectrograph design with their historical development. Spectrographs of all types are considered, with prism, grating or grism dispersing elements. Included are Cassegrain, coude, prime focus, echelle, fibre-fed, ultraviolet, nebular, objective prism, multi-object instruments and those which are ground-based, on rockets and balloons or in space. The book contains several tables listing the most significant instruments, around 900 references, and over 150 images, making it an indispensable reference for professional astronomers, graduate students, advanced amateur astronomers, and historians of science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521882576
ISBN-10: 0521882575
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 15mm x 193mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Hearnshaw

John Hearnshaw is Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has won the Mechaelis Prize for astronomy, and has twice been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He chairs the International Astronomical Union Program Group for the World-wide Development of Astronomy.

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