Basic Optics for the Astronomical Sciences, Hardback Book

Basic Optics for the Astronomical Sciences Hardback

Part of the Press Monographs series


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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