This book is designed for upper division courses in astronomy and as a reference for science professionals. The subject areas of astronomy and astrophysics have grown tremendously during the last few decades. New developments in radio astronomy and recent data retrieved from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have resulted in many discoveries and created new interest in the study of the universe. Using four-color throughout, Astronomy & Astrophysics describes the different techniques and instruments employed in the study of the universe and the results obtained with discussion on both theory and observation. The book covers topics such as, "minor" planets, radio astronomy, astronomical telescopes, measurement of solar brightness distribution, black holes, and the Einstein effect. A CD-ROM with color figures and simulations accompanies the book.
A. B. Bhattacharya, S. Joardar, and R. Bhattacharya are noted scholars and instructors who have published numerous articles in international journals.
1. Astronomical Universe & Basic Techniques of Radio Astronomy.; 2. The Solar System.; 3. The Atmospheres of Planets.; 4. Origin of the Earth and the Solar System.; 5. The Stars in the Sky.; 6. The Sun as a Star.; 7. Astronomical Telescopes.; 8. How to Observe the Sun.; 9. Observing the Sun with the Coronagraph.; 10. Solar Eclipses and Studying the Corona.; 11. Measurement of Solar Flux Density.; 12. Measurement of Solar Brightness Distribution.; 13. Measurement of Polarization.; 14. Receivers and Antennas for Radio Astronomy.; 15. The Sun's Sporadic Radio Emission.; 16. Unsolved Problems of Solar Meterwave Radio Bursts and International Solar Radio Instruments.; 17. The Life of Stars in the Main Sequence.; 18. The Post Main Sequence Period of the Stars.; 19. Brilliant Phenomena and Mysterious Objects of the Universe.; 20. Additional Topics on Radio Astronomy. Appendix A. Background Relations. Appendix B. Standard Symbols. Appendix C. Astronomical Catalogues.