Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter B. Stetson
    Pages 1-34
  3. Philip Massey, Margaret M. Hanson
    Pages 35-98
  4. Alan T. Tokunaga, William D. Vacca, Erick T. YoungDr.
    Pages 99-174
  5. Frans Snik, Christoph U. Keller
    Pages 175-221
  6. S. George Djorgovski, Ashish Mahabal, Andrew Drake, Matthew Graham, Ciro Donalek
    Pages 223-281
  7. T. L. Wilson
    Pages 283-323
  8. Susana Deustua, Stephen Kent, J. Allyn Smith
    Pages 375-402
  9. Eric D. Feigelson, G. Jogesh Babu
    Pages 445-480
  10. Matt Wood
    Pages 481-502
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 503-508

About this book


This is volume 2 of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research, covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy. This volume on “Astronomical Techniques, Software, and Data” edited by Howard E. Bond presents accessible review chapters on Astronomical Photometry, Astronomical Spectroscopy, Infrared Astronomy Fundamentals, Astronomical Polarimetry: Polarized Views of Stars and Planets, Sky Surveys,Techniques of Radio Astronomy,Radio and Optical Interferometry: Basic Observing Techniques and Data Analysis, Absolute Calibration of Spectrophotometric Standard Stars,Virtual Observatories, Data Mining, and Astroinformatics, Statistical Methods for Astronomy, Numerical Techniques in Astrophysics .

All chapters of the handbook were written by practicing professionals. They include sufficient background material and references to the current literature to allow readers to learn enough about a specialty within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to get started on their own practical research projects. In the spirit of the series Stars and Stellar Systems published by Chicago University Press in the 1960s and 1970s, each chapter of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems can stand on its own as a fundamental review of its respective sub-discipline, and each volume can be used as a textbook or recommended reference work for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Advanced students and professional astronomers in their roles as both lecturers and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems as a comprehensive and pedagogical reference work on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.


Astroinformatics Astronomical interferometry Astronomical photometry Astronomical polarimetry Astronomical spectroscopy Astronomy reference work Infrared astronomy fundamentals Infrared data analysis Infrared observation techniques Infrared surveys Numerical techniques in astrophysics Radio astronomy - techniques Statistical methods in astronomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry D. Oswalt
    • 1
  • Howard E. Bond
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics & Space SciencesFlorida Institute of Technology, University BoulevardMelbourneUSA
  2. 2.Labrador LaneCockeysvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5617-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5618-2
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