Compendium of Practical Astronomy

Volume 1: Instrumentation and Reduction Techniques

  • Günter Dietmar Roth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. F. Schmeidler
    Pages 9-35
  3. F. Schmeidler
    Pages 37-57
  4. H. Nicklas
    Pages 59-136
  5. B. Koch, N. Sommer
    Pages 217-286
  6. R. Häfner
    Pages 287-318
  7. H. W. Duerbeck, M. Hoffmann
    Pages 319-379
  8. W. J. Altenhoff
    Pages 381-412
  9. F. Schmeidler
    Pages 413-424
  10. H. J. Augensen
    Pages 437-479
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 481-540

About this book


It is a pleasure to present this work, which has been well received in German-speaking countries through four editions, to the English-speaking reader. We feel that this is a unique publication in that it contains valuable material that cannot easily-if at all-be found elsewhere. We are grateful to the authors for reading through the English version of the text, and for responding promptly (for the most part) to our queries. Several authors have supplied us, on their own initiative or at our suggestion, with revised and updated manuscripts and with supplementary English references. We have striven to achieve a translation of Handbuch for Sternfreunde which accurately presents the qualitative and quantitative scientific principles con­ tained within each chapter while maintaining the flavor of the original Ger­ man text. Where appropriate, we have inserted footnotes to clarify material which may have a different meaning and/or application in English-speaking countries from that in Germany. When the first English edition of this work, Astronomy: A Handbook (translated by the late A. Beer), appeared in 1975, it contained 21 chapters. This new edition is over twice the length and contains 28 authored chap­ ters in three volumes. At Springer's request, we have devised a new title, Compendium of Practical Astronomy, to more accurately reflect the broad spectrum of topics and the vast body of information contained within these pages.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Dietmar Roth
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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53596-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45688-6
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