Authors:T.J Millar, D.A Williams,
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, series, dust, chemistry
Number of Pages: 336
Published: 1993-01-01
List price: $200.00
ISBN-10: 0750302712
ISBN-13: 9780750302715

Dust is widespread in the galaxy. To astronomers studying stars it may be just an irritating fog, but it is becoming widely recognized that cosmic dust plays an active role in astrochemistry. Without dust, the galaxy would have evolved differently, and planetary systems like ours would not have occurred.To explore and consolidate this active area of research, Dust and Chemistry in Astronomy covers the role of dust in the formation of molecules in the interstellar medium, with the exception of dust in the solar system. Each chapter provides thorough coverage of our understanding of interstellar

Author: Frank H. Shu
Publisher: University Science Books
Keywords: astronomy, series, books, introduction, universe, physical
Number of Pages: 584
Published: 1982-02
List price: $96.25
ISBN-10: 0935702059
ISBN-13: 9780935702057

A best-selling first year astronomy textbook, by Frank Shu of University of California, Berkeley.

Author: T.C. Weekes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keywords: astronomy, series, astrophysics, ray, gamma, energy
Number of Pages: 221
Published: 2003-04-08
List price: $184.95
ISBN-10: 0750306580
ISBN-13: 9780750306584

High energy gamma-ray photons are the prime probes of the relativistic or high-energy universe, populated by black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, quasars, and matter-antimatter annihilations. Through studying the gamma-ray sky, astrophysicists are able to better understand the formation and behavior of these exotic and energetic bodies.Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy summarizes the status of gamma-ray astronomy at energies between 30MeV and 50TeV at a critical point in the development of the discipline: the hiatus between the demise of the EGRET telescope and the launch of the next gen

Author: Patrick Martinez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: vol, astronomy, handbooks, practical, guide, observer
Number of Pages: 612
Published: 1994-11-25
List price: $79.00
ISBN-10: 0521379458
ISBN-13: 9780521379458

This guide provides comprehensive practical information for both beginning and advanced amateur astronomers on how to make scientifically significant observations. The book explains in detail how to observe every conceivable astronomical object--from meteors to distant galaxies. It presents a wide variety of methods ranging from the simplest visual observations, such as making pencil drawings of the surface of the Moon, to the use of highly sophisticated equipment, such as CCD cameras and photoelectric photometers. It also explains how to record and catalog observations using recognized pro

Author: Stephen Tonkin
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: astronomy, series, practical, patrick, binocular, moore
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 2006-11-30
List price: $32.95
ISBN-10: 1846283086
ISBN-13: 9781846283086

The advantages of using both eyes for astronomical observing are many and considerable, largely because of the way the human brain processes visual information. Binoculars – the usual kinds – are incredibly useful for wide-field observing, but "binocular astronomy" is much more than that, including binocular eyepieces that can be fitted to normal astronomical telescopes, and even giant binocular telescopes that are effectively two astronomical telescopes working in tandem. Here is everything an astronomer needs to know about binocular observing. The book takes an in-depth look at the

Author: Hutchinson Myron
Publisher: BiblioLife
Keywords: astronomy, problems, mathematical, fundamental, solution, dynamical, exact
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2009-07-17
List price: $15.75
ISBN-10: 1113267534
ISBN-13: 9781113267535

Author: Patrick Martinez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: astronomy, handbooks, practical, volume, observer, guide
Number of Pages: 569
Published: 1994-11-25
List price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 0521458986
ISBN-13: 9780521458986

Serious amateur astronomers often wonder how to find new minor planets, comets and novae and would like to know how to use photoelectric detectors to derive the temperatures of stars. These issues along with predicting future eclipses and the occultations of stars by minor planets are topics covered in this authoritative and wide-ranging guide. For each topic, sound practical methods of observation and the scientific background are given to facilitate better observations. Guidelines also show how to record and catalog observations using the recognized professional terminology and classificatio
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