Stellar Polarimetry

Stellar Polarimetry

Author(s): Dr. David Clarke

Published Online: 10 SEP 2010 12:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527408955

Online ISBN: 9783527628322

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628322

About this Book

Written by an experienced teacher and author, this must-have source for work with polarimetric equipment and polarimetry in astronomy conveys the knowledge of the technology and techniques needed to measure and interpret polarizations. As such, this monograph offers a brief introduction and refresher, while also covering in detail statistics and data treatment as well as telescope optics.
For astronomers, physicists and those working in the optical industry.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: History – Mathematics – Instruments – Observational Procedures – Polarigenic Mechanisms

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  2. Part II: The Interstellar Medium – Binary Stars – Early and Late Type Stars – Variable Stars

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  3. Appendices

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