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    Author: Henri M. J. Boffin (Editor), Gaitee Hussain (Editor), Jean-Philippe Berger (Editor), Linda Schmidtobreick (Editor)
    Full Title: Astronomy At High Angular Resolution: A Compendium Of Techniques In The Visible And Near-Infrared
    Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (August 24, 2016)
    Year: 2016
    ISBN-13: 9783319397399 (978-3-319-39739-9), 9783319397375 (978-3-319-39737-5)
    ISBN-10: 3319397397, 3319397370
    Pages: 274
    Language: English
    Genre: Popular Astronomy
    File type: PDF (True)
    Quality: 10/10
    Price: 114.39 €


    This book offers an essential compendium of astronomical high-resolution techniques. Recent years have seen considerable developments in such techniques, which are critical to advances in many areas of astronomy. As reflected in the book, these techniques can be divided into direct methods, interferometry, and reconstruction methods, and can be applied to a huge variety of astrophysical systems, ranging from planets, single stars and binaries to active galactic nuclei, providing angular resolution in the micro- to tens of milliarcsecond scales. Written by experts in their fields, the chapters cover adaptive optics, aperture masking imaging, spectra disentangling, interferometry, lucky imaging, Roche tomography, imaging with interferometry, interferometry of AGN, AGN reverberation mapping, Doppler- and magnetic imaging of stellar surfaces, Doppler tomography, eclipse mapping, Stokes imaging, and stellar tomography.

    This book is intended to enable a next generation of astronomers to apply high-resolution techniques. It informs readers on how to achieve the best angular resolution in the visible and near-infrared regimes from diffraction-limited to micro-arcsecond scales.

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