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Basic Optics for the Astronomical Sciences

Breckinridge, James B. (2012) Basic Optics for the Astronomical Sciences. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA. ISBN 9780819483669.

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This text was written to provide engineers and students of astronomy an understanding of optical science—the study of the generation, propagation, control, and measurement of optical radiation—as it applies to telescopes and instruments for astronomical research in the areas of astrophysics, astrometry, exoplanet characterization, and planetary science. The book provides an overview of the elements of optical design and physical optics within the framework of the needs of the astronomical community.

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