Basic optics for the astronomical sciences [electronic resource]
- Breckinridge, Jim B. (Jim Bernard), 1939-
- Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Historical perspective
- 2. Astronomical measurements: ground and space
- 3. First-order optics
- 4. Aberration theory: image quality
- 5. Transmittance, throughput, and vignetting
- 6. Radiometry and noise
- 7. Optics of the atmosphere
- 8. Scalar and vector waves: polarization
- 9. Scalar diffraction and image formation
- 10. Interferometry
- 11. Optical metrology and wavefront sensing and control / Siddarayappa Bikkannavar
- 12. Segmented-aperture telescopes
- 13. Sparse-aperture telescopes
- 14. Astrometric and imaging interferometry
- 15. Coronagraphy: control of unwanted radiation
- Publisher's Summary
- This text was written to provide students of astronomy and engineers an understanding of optical science - the study of the generation, propagation, control, and measurement of optical radiation - as it applies to telescopes and instruments for astronomical research in the areas of astrophysics, astrometry, exoplanet characterization, and planetary science. The book provides an overview of the elements of optical design and physical optics within the framework of the needs of the astronomical community.
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- SPIE Press monograph ; PM202
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