Observing Photons in Space

A Guide to Experimental Space Astronomy

  • Martin C. E. Huber
  • Anuschka Pauluhn
  • J. Len Culhane
  • J. Gethyn Timothy
  • Klaus Wilhelm
  • Alex Zehnder

Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Martin C. E. Huber, Anuschka Pauluhn, J. Gethyn Timothy
    Pages 1-19
  3. Klaus Wilhelm, Claus Fröhlich
    Pages 21-53
  4. Gottfried Kanbach, Volker Schönfelder, Alex Zehnder
    Pages 55-72
  5. J. Gethyn Timothy, Klaus Wilhelm, Lidong Xia
    Pages 93-120
  6. Steven V. W. Beckwith
    Pages 121-137
  7. Jean-Michel Lamarre, Hervé Dole
    Pages 165-182
  8. Philippe Lemaire, Bernd Aschenbach, John F. Seely
    Pages 183-210
  9. Volker Schönfelder, Gottfried Kanbach
    Pages 225-242
  10. Gordon J. Hurford
    Pages 243-254
  11. Bruce Swinyard, Wolfgang Wild
    Pages 261-281
  12. Lennart Lindegren
    Pages 299-311
  13. Andreas Quirrenbach
    Pages 313-332
  14. Matt J. Griffin, Peter A. R. Ade
    Pages 333-347
  15. Alan M. Title
    Pages 349-361
  16. Anuschka Pauluhn
    Pages 363-366
  17. David M. Smith
    Pages 367-389
  18. Nick Waltham
    Pages 423-442
  19. Andrew Holland
    Pages 443-453
  20. Udo Schühle, Jean-François Hochedez
    Pages 467-477
  21. Didier D. E. Martin, Peter Verhoeve
    Pages 479-496
  22. F. Scott Porter
    Pages 497-514
  23. Harry A. C. Eaton
    Pages 515-524
  24. Claus Fröhlich
    Pages 565-581
  25. Wojtek Hajdas, Estela Suarez-Garcia
    Pages 599-615
  26. Ettore Carretti, Cyrille Rosset
    Pages 617-627
  27. Martin C. E. Huber, Anuschka Pauluhn, J. Gethyn Timothy, Alex Zehnder
    Pages 629-638
  28. Nicola Rando
    Pages 639-655
  29. David H. Lumb
    Pages 657-666
  30. Anuschka Pauluhn
    Pages 667-676
  31. Barry J. Kent
    Pages 677-696
  32. Martin C. E. Huber, Anuschka Pauluhn, J. Len Culhane, J. Gethyn Timothy, Klaus Wilhelm, Alex Zehnder
    Pages 697-701
  33. Back Matter
    Pages 703-731

About this book


An ideal resource for lecturers, this book provides a comprehensive review of experimental space astronomy. The number of astronomers whose knowledge and interest is concentrated on interpreting observations has grown substantially in the past decades; yet, the number of scientists who are familiar with and capable of dealing with instrumentation has dwindled.  All of the authors of this work are leading and experienced experts and practitioners who have designed, built, tested, calibrated, launched and operated advanced observing equipment for space astronomy. This book also contains concise information on the history of the field, supported by appropriate references. Moreover, scientists working in other fields will be able to get a quick overview of the salient issues of observing photons in any one of the various energy, wavelength and frequency ranges accessible in space. This book was written with the intention to make it accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.


Astrophysical Techniques Detector Calibration Experimental Space Astronomy Observational Astronomy Photometric Calibration Radiometric Calibration Space Instrumentation Space Telescopes

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin C. E. Huber
    • 1
  • Anuschka Pauluhn
    • 1
  • J. Len Culhane
    • 2
  • J. Gethyn Timothy
    • 3
  • Klaus Wilhelm
    • 4
  • Alex Zehnder
    • 1
  1. 1.Paul Scherrer InstitutVilligen PSISwitzerland
  2. 2.Mullard Space Science LabUniversity College LondonDorking, SurreyUK
  3. 3.Nightsen, Inc.TivertonUSA
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institut für SonnensystemforschungKatlenburg-LindauGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7803-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7804-1
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