A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis

Paperback | February 22, 2006

Foreword byAlan W. HarrisbyBrian Warner

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Tools for amateur astronomers who wish to go beyond CCD imaging and step into 'serious' science. The text offers techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing data, and describes joint projects in which amateurs and students can take part. Readers learn to recognize and avoid common errors in gathering photometry data, with detailed examples for analysis. Includes reviews of available software, with screen shots and useful tips.

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Tools for amateur astronomers who wish to go beyond CCD imaging and step into 'serious' science. The text offers techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing data, and describes joint projects in which amateurs and students can take part. Readers learn to recognize and avoid common errors in gathering photometry data, with detai...

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A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis provides, forthose with access to even a modest telescope and CCD camera, all theinformation needed to take part in the scientific study of asteroids andvariable stars.Using commercially available equipment, amateur astronomers candetermine the rotation rate, size, and shape of as...

Brian Warner has been an astronomer for 40 years. He ran the Minor Planet Observer for ten years, and has contributed more than 60 papers to the Minor Planet Bulletin, along with regular articles. He lives in Colorado, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:February 22, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387293655

ISBN - 13:9780387293653

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Table of Contents

The Thrill of Photometry.- Getting Started.- Photometry Fundamentals.- Of Telescopes and Cameras.- Choosing The Right Software.- Getting the Right Time.- Collecting Photons.- Measuring the Images.- Analysing the Data.- Example Problem Outlines.- Appendices.- Index.