Tools of Radio Astronomy

  • Thomas L. Wilson
  • Kristen Rohlfs
  • Susanne Hüttemeister

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 1-18
  3. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 19-37
  4. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 39-54
  5. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 55-78
  6. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 79-119
  7. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 121-143
  8. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 145-171
  9. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 173-200
  10. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 201-237
  11. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 239-276
  12. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 277-317
  13. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 319-328
  14. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 329-358
  15. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 359-386
  16. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 387-417
  17. Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
    Pages 419-462
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 463-517

About this book

Introduction

The recent years have seen breathtaking progress in technology, especially in the receiver and digital technologies relevant for radio astronomy, which has at the same time advanced to shorter wavelengths.

This is the updated and completely revised 5th edition of the most used introductory text in radio astronomy. It presents a unified treatment of the entire field from centimeter to sub-millimeter wavelengths. Topics covered include instruments, sensitivity considerations, observational methods and interpretations of the data recorded with both single dishes and interferometers. This text is useful to both students and experienced practicing astronomers. Besides making major updates and additions throughout the book, the authors have re-organized a number of chapters to more clearly separate basic theory from rapidly evolving practical aspects.

Further, problem sets have been added at the end of each chapter.

Keywords

ALMA Line Radiation Microwave Receiver Technology Radiation Processes Radio Astronomy Radio Interferometer Telescope Design instruments

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas L. Wilson
    • 1
  • Kristen Rohlfs
    • 2
  • Susanne Hüttemeister
    • 3
  1. 1.European Southern Observatory (ESO)Germany
  2. 2.Ruhr-University-Bochum Inst. AstrophysikGermany
  3. 3.Zeiss Planetarium BochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85122-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85121-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85122-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
  • About this book