Visible light astronomy

Visible light astronomy encompasses many observations via telescopes that work in the spectrum of visible light.

Visible light astronomy includes:

  • Imaging, where a picture of object is created;
  • Photometry, where the flux or intensity of the electromagnetic radiation created by an astronomical body is measured;
  • Spectroscopy, where the distribution of light is analyzed with respect to different wavelengths; and
  • Polarimetry, where the polarization is done and analyzed.

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