Infrared Astronomy - Seeing the Heat : From William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory

Infrared Astronomy - Seeing the Heat : From William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 158 x 234 x 22mm
  • Weight: 599.99g
  • Publication date: 21 Nov 2014
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
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Uncover the Secrets of the Universe Hidden at Wavelengths beyond Our Optical Gaze William Herschel's discovery of infrared light in 1800 led to the development of astronomy at wavelengths other than the optical. Infrared Astronomy - Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory explores the work in astronomy that relies on observations in the infrared. Author David L. Clements, a distinguished academic and science fiction writer, delves into how the universe works, from the planets in our own Solar System to the universe as a whole. The book first presents the major telescopes in the world of observational infrared astronomy, explains how infrared light is detected through various kinds of telescopes, and describes practical problems that send infrared astronomers to the tops of mountains and their telescopes into orbit and beyond. Much of the book focuses on what infrared astronomers find in their observations. You'll discover what infrared astronomy reveals about the planets, moons, and other bodies that constitute our Solar System; star formation and stellar evolution; the processes that shape galaxies; and dark energy and dark matter. Infrared astronomy has revolutionized our understanding of the universe and has become essential in studying cosmology. Accessible to amateur astronomers, this book presents an overview of the science and technology associated with infrared astronomy. With color figures, it shows you how infrared astronomy provides insights into the workings of the universe that are unavailable at other wavelengths.

Key Features
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 158 x 234 x 22mm
  • Weight: 599.99g
  • Publication date: 21 Nov 2014
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Publication City/Country: Oakville, Canada
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 109 black and white illustrations
  • ISBN10: 148223727X
  • ISBN13: 9781482237276
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David L Clements
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