Book about Measurements in Astronomy and Cosmology

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Hello! I am a physicist. Although I think I understand quite well the laws of Newtonian physics and general relativity that explain the observable universe, I am a complete dummy in what concerns doing measurements in the universe. For instance, I have no idea how to measure the distance to a given star. Therefore, I would like a book to introduce myself in this domain. Would you have something in mind for this request?

Thanks!
 

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Start with "Introduction to Modern Cosmology" by Liddle.

Then progress to "Modern Cosmology" by Dodelson.
 

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