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  • Galaxies in Turmoilby Christopher R. Kitchin

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Active galaxies (including Quasars, QSOs, Radio galaxies, BL Lacs, Blazars, LINERS, ULIRGS, Seyfert galaxies, Starburst galaxies, and N galaxies) are a major field of astronomical research. This work aims to provide an account of active galaxies that is appropriate to the background knowledge of amateur astronomers. more...

  • Setting-up a Small Observatoryby David Arditti

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Provides information about smaller-scale observatories, and how to set one up. This book covers the details of design, siting and construction - once a basic type has been decided upon. It also considers the aesthetics of amateur observatories - fitting them in with family and neighbors, and disguising them as common garden buildings if necessary. more...

  • Cores to Clustersby P. Caselli; M.S.N. Kumar; M. Tafalla

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    Contains proceedings of the "Cores to Clusters" workshop held at Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto during 7-9 October, 2004 to discuss future issues in star formation physics in the light of the Next Generation Telescopes. more...

  • Spectroscopyby Keith Robinson

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    This is the first non-technical book on spectroscopy written specifically for practical amateur astronomers. It includes all the science necessary for a qualitative understanding of stellar spectra, but avoids a mathematical treatment which would alienate many of its intended readers. Any amateur astronomer who carries out observational spectroscopy... more...

  • The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshopby Andreas Kaufer; Florian Kerber

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration workshop brought together more than 120 participants with the objective to a) foster the sharing of information, experience and techniques between observers, instrument developers and instrument operation teams, b) review the actual precision and limitations of the applied instrument calibration plans, and c) collect... more...

  • From Luminous Hot Stars to Starburst Galaxiesby Peter S. Conti; Paul A. Crowther; Claus Leitherer

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 76.00

    A detailed introduction for graduate students and researchers, which connects the astrophysics of massive stars with the extremes of galaxy evolution. more...

  • Accretion Processes in Star Formationby Lee Hartmann

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 84.00

    A complete account of the underlying physical processes of accretion for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • The Southern Sky Guideby David Ellyard; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 27.00

    A comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the brilliant and ever-changing sights of the southern sky by night. more...

  • The Stars of Heavenby Clifford A. Pickover

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 18.99

    Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence. Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar... more...

  • Galaxies in the Local Volumeby B.S. Koribalski; H. Jerjen

    Springer 2009; US$ 279.00

    Contains at least 500 known galaxies, many of which congregate in well-known groups like the 'Local Group', the relatively loose Sculptor Group, and the more compact Centaurus A group. This book provides accurate distances for the majority of these nearby galaxies, allowing us to visualise the Local Volume in 3D, and study the local Hubble... more...