Extreme Ultraviolet Astronomy


  • Roger F. Malina, Center for EUV Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Stuart Bowyer, Astronomy Dept. & Center for EUV Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

The field of extreme ultraviolet astronomy will see two major satellite observatories to be launched in 1991, one by ESA (ROSAT mission), one by NASA (EUVE mission). These Proceedings discuss the potential for EUV Astronomy, results from recent missions, approved and possible future missions and new developments in EUV technology.
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For astronomers, researchers in fusion technology and materials science.


Book information

  • Published: April 1991
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-037302-7


If any book can be heralded as the quintessential benchmark for a subject in astronomy, this must be a good candidate.
The Observatory

...very well presented...the appearance of the book is timely.
Journal of The British Astronomical Association Vol 101 No 6
... this comprehensive review of all aspects of EUV astronomy will be an invalable reference source for some time to come.
Plant Science Vol 40

Table of Contents

(partial) Preface. I. Overview of EUV Observations. Extrapolations from SXR surveys. II. Sources of EUV Radiation. White dwarfs. Cool stars. Hot stars. Cataclysmic variables. Compact objects. Extragalactic objects. Solar system objects. Interstellar Medium. III. Interstellar Absorption. IV. Innovative EUV Instrumentation. V. Future EUV Missions. Appendix: Catalog of known EUV sources. References. Index.