Beyond the Solar System

  • Jeff Lashley
Chapter
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)

Abstract

Before we discuss specific details about radio objects outside our Solar System it is appropriate to introduce some fundamental concepts of radio astronomy and the basic scientific measurements gathered by radio telescopes. In this section we will introduce the units of measurement used to compare the relative strengths of radio objects in the sky.

Keywords

Microwave Attenuation Recombination Prefix 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Lashley
    • 1
  1. 1.Melton MowbrayUK

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