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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomyby Paola Amico; James W. Beletic; Jenna E. Beletic

    Springer 2003; US$ 274.00

    These proceedings are from the fifth workshop of a series that concentrated on optical CCDs for the first four installments. At this workshop, for the first time, our "bandpass" was broadened to include infrared detectors. Every leading manufacturer, all major astronomical observatories and the experts in the field gathered on the Big Island of Hawaii... more...

  • What Does a Black Hole Look Like?by Charles D. Bailyn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe--both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for the existence of black holes, employing the same tools and techniques used to explore other celestial objects. In this sophisticated introduction, leading... more...

  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Starsby Altan Baykal; Sinan K. Yerli; Sitki C. Inam; Sergei Grebenev

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 129.00

    Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars reach at the end of stellar evolution. Neutron stars posses the highest rotation rates and strongest... more...

  • Neutron Stars and Pulsarsby Werner Becker

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 219.00

    The aim of this book is to serve as a reference work which not only reviews the progress made since the early days of pulsar astronomy, but especially focuses on questions such as: "What have we learned about the subject and how did we learn it?" more...

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005by Jenna E. Beletic; James W. Beletic; Paola Amico

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 259.00

    Every three years, the leading experts in detectors for astronomy gather together to exchange information and form professional relationships. This series of meetings is entitled Scientific Detectors for Astronomy. The meeting has been held six times, with the last four publishing hardcover proceedings. Nearly all leading astronomical observatories... more...

  • The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Groupby Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Kenneth Freeman; Francesca Matteucci

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 89.99

    Presenting updated and elaborated lecture notes of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course organised by the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy, this book explores of one of the hottest research topics in astrophysics: how our Milky Way galaxy formed. more...

  • Classical Novaeby Michael F. Bode; Aneurin Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 88.00

    An updated and revised second edition reference on classical novae for researchers and graduate students. more...

  • Quantum Black Holesby Xavier Calmet; Bernard Carr; Elizabeth Winstanley

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 54.99

    Written by foremost experts, this short book gives a clear description of the physics of quantum black holes. The reader will learn about quantum black holes in four and higher dimensions, primordial black holes, the production of black holes in high energy particle collisions, Hawking radiation, black holes in models of low scale quantum gravity... more...