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- Springer London 2006; US$ 44.95
This book de-mystifies the jargon of webcams and computer processing, and provides detailed hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. It demonstrates how inexpensive technologies are revolutionizing imaging more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 229.00
This volume presents the current knowledge of magnetic fields in diffuse astrophysical media. Starting with an overview of 21st century instrumentation to observe astrophysical magnetic fields, the chapters cover observational techniques, origin of magnetic fields, magnetic turbulence, basic processes in magnetized fluids, the role of magnetic fields... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656?1742). "Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of modern... more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 39.95
It is a pleasure and an honor to offer a few words of forward to Brian Warner's guide to photometry. In his preface, he makes a considerable point about amateurs and professionals, and those who dare or deign to step across the line supposedly dividing the two. Here I would like to make a few observations about the two monikers, and suggest that there... more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 109.00
This work attempts to convey a broad understanding of the physical principles underlying the workings of these quantum-based atomic clocks, with introductory chapters placing them in context with the early development of mechanical clocks and the introduction of electronic time-keeping as embodied in the quartz-controlled clocks. While the book makes... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 99.00
This thesis explores the orbital evolution of an initially thin stellar disc around a supermassive black hole. The results, obtained by both direct numerical N-body modelling and standard perturbation methods, explain the observed configuration of young stars. more...
- Springer London 2011; US$ 179.00
The Tantrasangraha significantly influenced early astronomy in India. This English edition, prepared from authentic Sanskrit editions, includes necessary mathematical relations, illustrative examples, figures and tables using modern mathematical notation. more...