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Polarimetry in astronomy

25-28 August 2002, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

by James Tyler Kent

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Published by SPIE in Bellingham, WA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSilvano Fineschi, chair/editor.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 558 p. :
Number of Pages558
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22524319M
ISBN 10081944622X

Now, NASA plans to delve deeper into black hole and neutron star X-ray emission with the newest addition to its Explorers Program mission lineup: the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE). “After an injunction had been judicially intimated to me by this Holy Office, to the effect that I must altogether abandon the false opinion that the sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center of the world, and moves, and that I must not hold, defend, or teach in any way whatsoever, verbally or in writing, the said false doctrine, and after it had been.

  This book describes the application of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar to earth remote sensing based on research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). This book synthesizes all current research to provide practical information for both the newcomer and the expert in radar polarimetry.   The analysis of compact astronomical objects has generally dealt with the physical properties of the source within a two-parameter space, which is defined by the spectral characteristics and time variability. This approach often leads to the situation whereby two or more very different models can explain the observations successfully. Polarimetric observations Cited by:

Solar polarimetry covers a very broad range of wavelengths, from X -rays (e.g. in flares) to radio waves (coming from corona), including UV, visible and IR Most polarimetric observations have been made in the visible, followed by the IR and radio waves A range of processes have been proposed as sources of the polarization: Zeeman effect.   Polarimetry is not a new technique, but it’s difficult in astronomy. But scientists are developing new techniques for using it, as scientists are fond of doing.


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Starting from first principles and a simple physical picture of polarized radiation, the author introduces the reader to all the key topics, including Stokes parameters, applications of polarimetry in astronomy, polarization algebra, polarization errors and calibration methods, and a selection of instruments (from radio to Xray).

Starting from first principles and a simple physical picture of polarized radiation, the reader is introduced to all the key topics, including Stokes parameters, applications of polarimetry in astronomy, polarization algebra, polarization errors and calibration methods, and a selection of instruments (from radio to X-ray).

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