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  • Challenges In Stellar Pulsationby L. A. Balona

    Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 89.00

    Ever since some stars were found to pulsate in the early 20th century, stellar pulsation has been a major topic in astronomy and astrophysics. The huge amount of data recently available from observational surveys, new discoveries from space missions and studies of pulsating stars in low-metallicity environments have opened new perspectives and challenges.... more...

  • Astronomy with a Budget Telescopeby Patrick Moore; John Watson

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.99

    In its Second Edition, this complete guide to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope updates computer controls, digital cameras, dropping prices and rising quality of devices. Offers reviews and test reports on available budget telescopes. more...

  • Instrumentation for Large Telescopesby Jose M. Rodriguez Espinosa; Artemio Herrero; Francisco Sánchez

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 146.00

    The first review on the design and use of instrumentation for the new generation of large telescopes that will be used by astronomers well into the next century. more...

  • The Internal Constitution of the Starsby Arthur S. Eddington

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 80.00

    The publication of The Internal Constitution of the Stars by Arthur Eddington in 1926 was a major landmark in the development of modern theoretical astrophysics. Not only did Eddington effectively create the discipline of the structure, constitution, and the evolution of the stars, but he also recognised and established the basic elements of our present... more...

  • Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics: Volume 1, Basic Stellar Observations and Databy Erika Böhm-Vitense

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 68.00

    This textbook introduces basic elements of fundamental astronomy and astrophysics which serve as a foundation for understanding the structure, evolution, and observed properties of stars. The first half of the book explains how stellar motions, distances, luminosities, colours, radii, masses and temperatures are measured or derived. The author then... more...

  • GravItational Lensing of Quasarsby Alexander Eigenbrod

    EFPL Press 2011; US$ 89.95

    The universe, in all its richness, diversity and complexity, is populated by a myriad of intriguing celestial objects. Among the most exotic of them are gravitationally lensed quasars. A quasar is an extremely bright nucleus of a galaxy, and when such an object is gravitationally lensed, multiple images of the quasar are produced ? this phenomenon... 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...

  • Stellar Pulsationsby J. Christensen-Dalsgaard

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 199.00

    Analyses of photometric time series obtained from the MOST , CoRoT and Kepler space missions were presented at the 20th conference on Stellar Pulsations (Granada, September 2011). These results are leading to a re-appraisal of our views on stellar pulsation in some stars and posing some new and unexpected challenges. The very important and exciting... more...

  • 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...

  • Fifty Years of Quasarsby Mauro D'Onofrio

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 229.00

    Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, this book reviews the history of quasar research and describes how advances in instrumentation and computation have aided quasar astronomy and changed our basic understanding of quasars. more...