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Astronomy Observations

  • The Invisible Universeby Gerrit Verschuur

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hidden from human view, accessible only to sensitive receivers attached to huge radio telescopes, the invisible universe beyond our senses continues to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. Closer to home, in the Milky Way galaxy, radio astronomers listen patiently to the ticking of pulsars that tell of star death and states of matter of awesome... more...

  • Giants of Eclipse: The ? Aurigae Stars and Other Binary Systemsby Thomas B. Ake; Elizabeth Griffin

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The zeta Aurigae stars are the rare but illustrious sub-group of binary stars that undergo the dramatic phenomenon of "chromospheric eclipse". This book provides detailed descriptions of the ten known systems, illustrates them richly with examples of new spectra, and places them in the context of stellar structure and evolution. Comprised of a large... more...

  • Solar Prominencesby Jean-Claude Vial; Oddbjorn Engvold

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    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... more...

  • Planet Mercuryby David A. Rothery

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 89.99

    A new and detailed picture of Mercury is emerging thanks to NASA?s MESSENGER mission that spent four years in orbit about the Sun?s innermost planet. Comprehensively illustrated by close-up images and other data, the author describes Mercury?s landscapes from a geological perspective: from sublimation hollows, to volcanic vents, to lava plains, to... more...

  • The Earliest Stages of Massive Clustered Star Formation: Fragmentation of Infrared Dark Cloudsby Ke Wang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This thesis presents an in-depth, high-resolution observational study on the very beginning of the formation process: the fragmentation of dense molecular clouds known as infrared dark clouds (IRDCs). Using the Submillimeter Array (SMA) and Very Large Array (VLA) radio interferometers, the author has discovered a common picture of hierarchical fragmentation... more...

  • Einstein Was Right!by Karl Hess

    Pan Stanford 2014; US$ 34.95

    All modern books on Einstein emphasize the genius of his relativity theory and the corresponding corrections and extensions of the ancient space?time concept. However, Einstein?s opposition to the use of probability in the laws of nature and particularly in the laws of quantum mechanics is criticized and often portrayed as outdated. The author... more...

  • Very Massive Stars in the Local Universeby Jorick S Vink

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book presents the status of research on very massive stars in the Universe. While it has been claimed that stars with over 100 solar masses existed in the very early Universe, recent studies have also discussed the existence and deaths of stars up to 300 solar masses in the local Universe. This represents a paradigm shift for the stellar upper-mass... more...

  • Determination of Atmospheric Parameters of B-, A-, F- and G-Type Starsby Ewa Niemczura; Barry Smalley; Wojtek Pych

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    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?s disposal, allowing the determination of... more...

  • Investigating the A-Type Stars Using Kepler Databy Simon J. Murphy

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    Simon Murphy's thesis has significant impact on the wide use of the revolutionary Kepler Mission data, leading to a new understanding in stellar astrophysics. It first provides a deep characterisation and comparison of the Kepler long cadence and short cadence data, with particular insight into the Kepler reduction pipeline. It then brings together... more...