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1 online resource (viii, 165 p.) : col. ill.
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1 online resource : ill.
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1 online resource (V, 150 pages.)
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 219 pages) : illustrations (some col.).
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword by Sir Patrick Moore
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Instruments and Techniques
  • Chapter 3: Mercury
  • Chapter 4: Venus
  • Chapter 5: Mars
  • Chapter 6: Jupiter
  • Chapter 7: Saturn
  • Chapter 8: Uranus
  • Index.
With the advent of CCDs and webcams, the focus of amateur astronomy has to some extent shifted from science to art. The object of many amateur astronomers is now to produce "stunning images" that, although beautiful, are not intended to have scientific merit. Paul Abel has been addressing this issue by promoting visual astronomy wherever possible - at talks to astronomical societies, in articles for popular science magazines, and on BBC TV's The Sky at Night. Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy is a comprehensive modern treatment of visual lunar and planetary astronomy, showing that even in the age of space telescopes and interplanetary probes it is still possible to contribute scientifically with no more than a moderately priced commercially made astronomical telescope. It is believed that imaging and photography is somehow more objective and more accurate than the eye, and this has led to a peculiar "crisis of faith" in the human visual system and its amazing processing power. But by analyzing observations from the past, we can see how accurate visual astronomy really is! Measuring the rotational period of Mars and making accurate lunar charts for American astronauts were all done by eye. The book includes sections on how the human visual system works, how to view an object through an eyepiece, and how to record observations and keep a scientific notebook. The book also looks at how to make an astronomical, rather than an artistic, drawing. Finally, everything here will also be of interest to those imagers who wish to make their images more scientifically applicable by combining the methods and practices of visual astronomy with imaging.
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 253 p.) : ill.
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1 online resource (xv, 221 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Introduction: Background and How to Use This Book
  • Constellation Maps
  • Additional information
  • Appendix 1.
Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.
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1 online resource : ill.
  • Tutto sui binocoli
  • Un po' di meccanica celeste
  • Tanti Soli lontani
  • Oggetti non stellari
  • Modelli
  • Come prepararsi alle sessioni osservative
  • Da Andromeda al Bovaro
  • Dal Bulino al Dragone
  • Dall'Eridano alla Lira
  • Dal Microscopio alla Poppa
  • Dalla Freccia alla Volpetta.
  • Tutto sui binocoli
  • Un po' di meccanica celeste
  • Tanti Soli lontani
  • Oggetti non stellari
  • Modelli
  • Come prepararsi alle sessioni osservative
  • Da Andromeda al Bovaro
  • Dal Bulino al Dragone
  • Dall'Eridano alla Lira
  • Dal Microscopio alla Poppa
  • Dalla Freccia alla Volpetta.
Questo libro è un tour guidato attraverso le costellazioni visibili dalle medie latitudini settentrionali. È un'opera ideale per chi si accosta per la prima volta all'osservazione del cielo, ma anche l'astrofilo esperto la troverà ricca e utile, per come è strutturata. Nella prima parte, il libro è un succinto trattatello di astronomia, di meccanica celeste, d'evoluzione stellare e di cosmologia. Nella seconda parte, vengono proposte mappe per riconoscere tutte le costellazioni visibili dai nostri cieli, e schede con informazioni particolareggiate relative alle stelle visibili a occhio nudo, oltre che ad alcune centinaia di oggetti (stelle doppie e variabili, ammassi stellari, nebulose, galassie) alla portata di un semplice binocolo 10×50.
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Book
1 online resource (xiv, 292 p.) : col. ill.
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Book
1 online resource (xiv, 182 p.)
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Book
1 online resource (562 pages) : illustrations
  • Foreword. Introductory Session. 1. Star Information. 2. Nucleosynthesis and stellar Evolution. 3. Energy flows in the interstellar medium. 4. Environmental effects on galaxy evolution. 5. Primeval stars and galaxies. List of Participants. Author Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402006227 20160614
Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys which have shown that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones. New observational windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided by ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, ISO) have revealed that galaxies contain a wealth of components: very hot gas, atomic hydrogen, molecules, dust, dark matter ...A significant advance is expected due to new instruments (VLT, FIRST, XMM) which will allow one to explore the most distant Universe. Three Euroconferences have been planned to punctuate this new epoch in galactic research, bringing together specialists in various fields of Astronomy.
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Book
1 online resource (xi, 636 pages) : illustrations
  • Foreword. 1. The Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium. 2. Element Abundances in Galaxies. 3. Evolution of Stellar Populations. 4. Structure, Dynamics and Environment of Galaxies. 5. Evolution with Redshift. Summary and Future Prospects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048158218 20160613
Galaxies have a history. This has become clear from recent sky surveys showing that distant galaxies, formed early in the life of the Universe, differ from the nearby ones. This book contains the proceedings of a 2000 conference addressing observational clues in this area.
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Book
1 online resource (xvii, 301 pages) : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Preface to the Second Edition.- Preface to the First Edition.- Acknowledgements.- Arrangement of Book 2.- Chapter 1: The Milky Way.- Chapter 2: The Milky Way: January -- February.- Chapter 3: The Milky Way: March -- April.- Chapter 4: The Milky Way: May -- June.- Appendices.- Index of Objects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319729497 20180730
This second edition of Mike Inglis's classic guide to observing the Milky Way in the Southern Hemisphere updates all of the science about the target objects with new findings from the astrophysics field. In addition, the book boasts a larger format with entirely re-drawn maps. Newly laid out for ease of use with an increased number of images in color, it updates and improves the first edition to remain the most comprehensive text on the subject. One of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way, and this book provides a wonderful tour of its highlights for amateur astronomers observing below the equator. In its pages, Southern Hemisphere observers interested in viewing our own galaxy's finest features will find every constellation that the Milky Way passes through with detailed descriptions of the many objects that can be found therein, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and galactic clusters, and galaxies. The book also details the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself. Accompanying the descriptive text there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest images made by observatories around the world and in space along with those taken by amateur astronomers. This second edition's updated scientific material and an easy-to-use layout perfect for many nights of fruitful observation.
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Book
1 online resource (xvi, 1113 pages)
  • A.- B.- C.- D.- E.- F.- G.- H.- I.- J.- K.- L.- M.- N.- O.- P.- Q.- R.- S.- T.- U.- V.- W.- X.- Y.- Z.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789401569620 20160613
With about 200,000 entries, StarBriefs Plus represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols within astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. As such, this invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, StarGuides Plus) should be on the reference shelf of every library, organization or individual with any interest in these areas. Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and so on, are also covered when justified. Terms in common use and/or of general interest have also been included where appropriate.
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Book
1 online resource (xiii, 201 p.) : ill. (some col.). Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Introduction.- Massive star formation in galaxies with excess UV emission.- H_ kinematics of S4G spiral galaxies: The data.- Streaming motions in the spiral galaxy NGC 864.- Non-circular motions and star formation in S4G galaxies.- Inner rotation curves.- Conclusions and future work.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319263977 20160619
This thesis discusses the evolution of galaxies through the study of the morphology, kinematics, and star formation properties of a sample of nearby galaxies. The main body of the thesis describes the kinematic observations with the GHaFAS Fabry-Perot instrument on the William Herschel Telescope of a sample of 29 spiral galaxies. The work is closely related to the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies, and uses the mid-infrared data of that survey to determine key parameters of the galaxies studied. From these data, important results are obtained on streaming and other non-circular motions in galaxies, on the distribution and rates of star formation, and on how correlations of these parameters and of the rotation curve shape with basic galaxy parameters yield clues on the evolutionary processes taking place in disk galaxies.
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Book
1 online resource (xi, 243 p.) : ill.
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  • Introduction.- Refining the sequence of features.- Feature Diameter as a Function of Sequence Number.- Initial Depth and Later Isostatic Compensation.- Bouguer Gravity Patterns of Impact Features.- PreNectarian Period.- Nectarian Period.- Early Imbrium Period.- Late Imbrian Period.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319220314 20160619
This most recent book from lunar expert Charles J. Byrne combines the latest comprehensive imagery, topography and gravity data from all three recent Moon missions, Kaguya, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and GRAIL. These major polar-orbit surveys are presented here in compact form for the convenience of amateur and practical astronomers concerned with the Moon. Chosen from the Near and Far Side's large craters and basins over 200 km in diameter, each of the 71 highlighted features is depicted with a two-page presentation of the data that includes false color topographic maps next to the mission images. Additionally, the features are presented in the estimated chronological sequence of their creation, based on a consideration of stratigraphy (overlapping layers from neighboring features) and the relative degradation of surface features. Using this sequence as a way to convey the relative ages of lunar features, the author presents various theories concerning the Moon's impact and thermal history e.g. the available evidence allows for constraints to be placed on the duration of the Late Heavy Bombardment period. The relationships between impact dynamics and variations in the gravity field of the Moon are also discussed. The new mission data makes possible this renewed conjecture about the history and evolution of the Moon, which is presented here with much worthwhile information for amateurs and professionals alike.
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Book
1 online resource (ix, 183 p.) : ill.
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  • Part I A general introduction.- Description and classification of the prominence "object".- Part II The main properties.- Bulk motions.- Radiative Transfer and Non-LTE modelling.- Energy Balance.- Part III Magnetism and dynamics.- Dynamics and formation of flows.- MHD waves .- MHD modelling .- Large patterns/filament channels .- Part IV Eruptive prominences and their impact on the Earth.- The association with Coronal Mass Ejections.- The triggering mechanisms.- The impacts on our Earth and our life.- Similar manifestations in the Universe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319104157 20160618
This volume presents the latest research results on solar prominences, including new developments on e.g. chirality, fine structure, magnetism, diagnostic tools and relevant solar plasma physics. In 1875 solar prominences, as seen out of the solar limb, were described by P.A. Secchi in his book Le Soleil as "gigantic pink or peach-flower coloured flames". The development of spectroscopy, coronagraphy and polarimetry brought tremendous observational advances in the twentieth century. The authors present and discuss exciting new challenges (resulting from observations made by space and ground-based telescopes in the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century) concerning the diagnostics of prominences, their formation, their life time and their eruption along with their impact in the heliosphere (including the Earth). The book starts with a general introduction of the prominence "object" with some historical background on observations and instrumentation. In the next chapter, the various forms of prominences are described with a thorough attempt of classification. Their thermodynamic (and velocity) properties are then derived with emphasis on the methods (and their limits) used. This goes from the simplest optically thin case to the heavy radiative treatment of plasmas out of local thermodynamic equilibrium. The following chapters are devoted to the magnetic field measurements and indirect derivation. A new branch of diagnostic tools, the seismology, is presented along with some MHD basics. This allows to better understand the propagation of waves, the energy and force equilibria. Both small-scale and large-scale studies and their relationship are presented. The importance of the newly discovered cavities is stressed in the context of prominence destabilization. The issues of prominence formation and eruption, their connection with flares and Coronal Mass Ejections and their impact on the Earth are addressed on the basis of the latest results. Finally, an exciting new area of research is unveiled with the newly discovered evidence of similar manifestations in the Universe and their possible impact on the habitability of exoplanets. References to the basic physics (where necessary) are provided and the proposed web sites addresses will allow the reader to load exciting movies. The book is aimed at advanced students in astrophysics, post-graduates, solar physicists and more generally astrophysicists. Amateurs will enjoy the many new images which go with the text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319104157 20160618
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 310 pages) : illustrations (some color).
This book introduces the theory of stellar atmospheres. Almost everything we know about stars is by analysis of the radiation coming from their atmospheres. Several aspects of astrophysics require accurate atmospheric parameters and abundances. Spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools at an astronomer{u2019}s disposal, allowing the determination of the fundamental parameters of stars: surface temperature, gravity, chemical composition, magnetic field, rotation and turbulence. These can be supplemented by distance measurements or pulsation parameters providing information about stellar interior and stellar evolution, otherwise unavailable. The volume is based on lectures presented at the Wroc{u1DE7}s Spectroscopic School aimed at training young researchers in performing quantitative spectral analysis of low-, mid-, and high-resolution spectra of B, A, and F-type stars.

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