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Astrophysics; Periodicals

  • The 100 Best Targets for Astrophotographyby Ruben Kier

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera. This book includes hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters. It focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results. more...

  • 2005by Jose Afonso; Nuno Santos; Andre Moitinho; Rui Agostinho

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 156.00

    This volume considers recent theoretical and observational developments in astronomy and astrophysics with contributions on solar system bodies, extrasolar planets, star formation, galaxy evolution and cosmology. A special section is dedicated to the history of astronomy including papers on the history of the Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon, time... more...

  • Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon’s Motion (1691-1757)by John M. Steele

    Springer 2012; US$ 149.00

    The discovery of a gradual acceleration in the moon's mean motion by Edmond Halley in the last decade of the seventeenth century led to a revival of interest in reports of astronomical observations from antiquity. These observations provided the only means to study the moon's 'secular acceleration', as this newly-discovered acceleration... more...

  • Ancient Astronomyby Clive Ruggles

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. more...

  • Astronomical Photometryby Eugene F. Milone; C. Sterken

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    This book will bring together experts in the field of astronomical photometry to discuss how their subfields provide the precision and accuracy in astronomical energy flux measurements that are needed to permit tests of astrophysical theories. Differential photometers and photometry, improvements in infrared precision, the improvements in precision... more...

  • Astronomically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 83.95

    To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about... more...

  • Astronomy Through the Agesby Sir Robert Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 104.95

    From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity... more...

  • Astronomy and Astrophysicsby José P S Lemos; Ana M Mourão; Luís Teodoro; Roberto Ugoccioni

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 192.00

    This book discusses many of the recent theoretical and observational developments that have significant implications for astronomy and astrophysics. The main themes are (i) cosmology, (ii) gravitational wave astronomy and gravitational physics, (iii) stellar astrophysics, and (iv) active galactic nuclei and disk accretion. There are also contributions... more...

  • Astronomy in India: A Historical Perspectiveby Thanu Padmanabhan

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    India has a strong and ancient tradition of astronomy, which seamlessly merges with the current activities in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the country. While the younger generation of astronomers and students are reasonably familiar with the current facilities and the astronomical research, they might not have an equally good knowledge of the rich... more...

  • Astrophotography for the Amateurby Michael A. Covington

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 54.00

    First published in 1999, this is an expanded and updated edition of the best-selling, standard handbook on astrophotography for amateurs. more...