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  • Dwarf Galaxies: Keys to Galaxy Formation and Evolutionby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 299.00

    Dwarf galaxy research constitutes an extremely vibrant field of astrophysical research, with many long-standing questions still unsettled and new ones constantly arising. The intriguing diversity of the dwarf galaxy population, observed with advanced ground-based and space-borne observatories over a wide spectral window providing an unprecedented... more...

  • Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostorsby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 189.00

    In 1965 Fritz Zwicky proposed a class of supernovae that he called "Type V", described as "excessively faint at maximum". There were only two members, SN1961v and Eta Carinae. We now know that Eta Carinae was not a true supernova, but if it were observed today in a distant galaxy we would call it a "supernova impostor". 170 years ago it experienced... more...

  • The First Galaxiesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    Exploring intriguing questions about where the first generations of stars were formed, book discusses how the first galaxies were assembled, whether early galaxies have low redshift counterparts and what role early galaxies played in the reionization process. more...

  • Groups of Galaxies in the Nearby Universeby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 119.00

    For every galaxy in the field or in clusters, there are about three galaxies in groups. The Milky Way itself resides in a group, and groups can be found at high redshift. The current generation of 10-m class telescopes and space facilities allows the observation of the members of nearby groups with exquisite detail, and their properties can be correlated... more...

  • The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshopby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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...

  • Globular Clusters - Guides to Galaxiesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 139.00

    The principal question of whether and how globular clusters can contribute to a better understanding of galaxy formation and evolution is perhaps the main driving force behind the overall endeavour of studying globular cluster systems. This work covers the scientific knowledge of the field. more...

  • The Sun: New Challengesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 199.00

    These are the proceedings of the Symposium 3 of JENAM 2011 on new scientific challenges posed by the Sun. The topics covered are   1. The unusual sunspot minimum, which poses challenges to the solar dynamo theory 2. The Sun?s Terra-Hertz emission, which opens a new observational window 3. Corona wave activity 4. Space weather agents - initiation,... more...

  • 50 Years of Brown Dwarfsby

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 129.00

    The years 2012/2013 mark the 50th anniversary of the theoretical prediction that Brown Dwarfs, i.e. degenerate objects which are just not massive enough to sustain stable hydrogen fusion, exist. Some 20 years after their discovery, how Brown Dwarfs form is still one of the main open questions in the theory of star formation. In this volume, the pioneers... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Star Formationby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 259.00

    This volume contains the proceedings from the conference "The Labyrinth of Star Formation" that was held in Crete, Greece, in June 2012, to honour the contributions to the study of star formation made by Professor Anthony Whitworth of Cardiff University. The book covers many aspects of theoretical and observational star formation: low-mass star formation;... more...

  • Asteroseismologyby C. Aerts; J. Christensen-Dalsgaard; D. W. Kurtz

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 209.00

    This volume offers a practical guide to asteroseismology for graduate students and scientists involved with stellar astrophysics. It introduces asteroseismology and provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental theory, observations and techniques, in addition data analysis methods. more...