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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English

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  • X-ray astronomy

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Edition Notes

StatementJ. Leonard Culhane and Peter W. Sanford.
ContributionsSanford, Peter W.
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14832066M
ISBN 100571115500

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  The book describes the main hardware used in x-ray astronomy, emphasizing the implications for data analysis. The concepts behind common x-ray astronomy data analysis software are explained. The appendices present reference Author: Keith Arnaud. An Introduction to X-ray Astronomy. The following pages are designed to give an overview of what X-ray Astronomy is and what research is being carried out at the moment, both here and in other departments around the world. The book describes the main hardware used in x-ray astronomy, emphasizing the implications for data analysis. The concepts behind common x-ray astronomy data analysis software are explained. The appendices present reference material often required during data analysis. Over the years X-ray astronomy has become an integral part of modern astrophysics and cosmology. This book summarizes the status of X-ray astronomy in terms of observational results and their astrophysical interpretation. It is written for students, astrophysicists, as well as physicists interested in the field.

The history and current status of X-ray detector technology for astronomical observations are reviewed. Chapters are devoted to observational techniques; proportional counters; microchannel plates; semiconductor detectors; scintillators, phosphors, and NEADs; and single-photon calorimeters. Diagrams, drawings, graphs, and photographs are provided. Best Astronomy and Astrophysics Books. By Staff 07 June Shares. The Veil Nebula, in the constellation Cygnus, is one of the most massive and . The 15th ESLAB symposium was held at the end of June in Amsterdam with the topic being X-ray astronomy. The aim of this symposium was to bring together the international astrophysical community in order to 1. review the present state of X-ray astronomy in the light of new observations gathered in recent missions and to review data on interesting objects in . Modern x-ray data, available through online archives, are important for many astronomical topics. However, using these data requires specialized techniques and software. Written for graduate students, professional astronomers and researchers who want to start working in this field, this book is a practical guide to x-ray astronomy.