This popular student text is now published in its third edition. It has been revised and extensively updated to include a large amount of new material on the most recent developments in the field.
Professor Kitchin has provided a unified introductory view of astrophysical investigation which represents an essential guide to all astrophysical methods and techniques. The author's fully illustrated text starts from first principles and explains each method up to the point at which the reader can begin practical work with the equipment and even start designing it. The book also includes an extensive bibliography to enable further study. Appendices of tables of astrophysical data provide an excellent reference source.
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University of Hertfordshire Observatory, UKReview:
Praise for the Fourth Edition
Kitchin does an excellent job incorporating a multiwavelength approach to detector implementation. Optical and IR detectors are bundled together, and x-ray and gamma-ray detectors make up another section. Radio/microwave and neutrino/gravitational wave detection constitute the other two main sections. ... Astrophysical Techniques does the best job covering instrumentation topics, and it is apparent that Kitchin has perfected his approach with this fourth edition.
- William R. Alexander, The Astronomy Education Review
Now in its fourth edition, this book has included more techniques relevant to the modern astronomer as well as dropping older ones no longer in use. ... The author keeps the rhythm going throughout the book, which makes it an easy and informative read.
- Garry Pilkington, University of Liverpool
... Kitchin's book has always been an excellent source and fine student text. The rapid changes in techniques have led the author (now Emeritus Professor) to produce the Fourth Edition and include forefront technology such as superconducting tunnel junctions, while some older items have now been omitted. ...
- Don Pollacco, The Observatory
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Descripción Taylor & Francis, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 3. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0750304987