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The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design: 360 (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)

The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design: 360 (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) [Kindle Edition]

Jingquan Cheng

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“This 630-page book provides a very comprehensive engineering and science study of telescopes used for astronomy … . The technical level of the book is for graduate engineers and astronomers … . I reviewed some of the algebra in detail and found it to be complete and understandable. … I predict that the book will find broad use among the engineering and astronomical communities for years into the future, and I recommend this book to astronomers and engineers who build astronomical telescopes and instruments.” (James B. Breckinridge, The Observatory, Vol. 130, October, 2010)

“The book offers more of an encyclopedic review of a wide range of facets on the subjects of design, construction, calibration, and operation of telescopes used in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. … A short chapter with tables of all major telescopes in the world closes the book. … The book will be most useful to readers with an understanding of … telescope, who want to obtain a feeling for how problems in other wavelength regimes have been attacked.” (Jacob W. M. Baars, The Radio Science Bulletin, Issue 335, December, 2010)

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This book presents a complete summary of the author's twenty five years of experience in telescope design. It provides a general introduction to every aspect of telescope design. It also discusses the theory behind telescope design in depth, which makes it a good reference book for professionals. It covers Radio, Infrared, Optical, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray wavelengths. Originally published in Chinese.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9072 KB
  • Print Length: 634 pages
  • Publisher: Springer New York; 1 edition (14 Mar 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A9YFZ7U
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