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The measurement of starlight

two centuries of astronomical photometry
  • 511 Pages
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Cambridge University Press , Cambridge [England], New York, NY, USA
Astronomical photometry -- History., Stars -- Photographic measurements -- His
StatementJ.B. Hearnshaw.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB815 .H43 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 511 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL797878M
ISBN 100521403936
LC Control Number95034046

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Astronomical photometry is the science of measuring the brightness and colours of stars and other celestial objects.

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Preface; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; 1. Early stellar magnitudes; 2. Visual estimates of stellar magnitudes and colour; 3. Visual photometry; 4.

Photographic photometry, ; 5. The origins of photoelectric photometry; 6. Photometry at longer wavelengths; 7. Photographic photometry from ; 8. Photometry and the birth of astrophysics; 9. Photoelectric photometry with the.

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