Optical astronomy
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Optical astronomy changing horizons by Colin A. Ronan

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Published by Phoenix in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statement25 diagrams by David Wheeler.
SeriesProgress of science series
The Physical Object
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19162338M

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