Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editor: Zdeněk Kopal
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214887

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Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 9 covers reviews on the advances in astronomy and astrophysics. The book presents reviews on the Roche model and its applications to close binary systems. The text then describes the part played by lunar eclipses in the evolution of astronomy; the classical theory of lunar eclipses; deviations from geometrical theory; and the methods of photometric observations of eclipses. The problems of other phenomena related in one way or another to lunar eclipses are also considered. The book further tackles the infrared observation on the eclipsed moon, as well as some of the experimental measurements at infrared wavelengths which have proved useful in evaluating various theoretical models and, more generally, in specifying the radiation environment on the lunar surface. Astronomers, astrophysicists, and students taking related courses will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    The Roche Model and Its Applications to Close Binary Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Roche Equipotentials

    III. Roche Coordinates

    IV. Stability of the Roche Model


    List of Symbols


    Lunar Eclipses

    I. Introduction

    II. The History of Lunar Eclipses

    III. The Basic Characteristics of the Eclipses

    IV. Future Eclipses

    V. Increase of the Earth's Shadow

    VI. The Photometric Model of the Eclipses

    VII. General Transmission Coefficient

    VIII. Computation of the Refraction and of the Air Mass

    IX. Brightness of the Solar Elementary Ring

    X. Structure of the Auxiliary Shadow

    XI. Normal Densities of the Shadow

    XII. The Eclipse on the Moon

    XIII. Geographic Circumstances of Eclipses

    XIV. Effects of Light Scattering

    XV. Photometry of Lunar Eclipses

    XVI. Comparison between Theory and Observations

    XVII. Atmospheric Ozone

    XVIII. High Absorbing Layer

    XIX. Meteorological Analysis of the Eclipse

    XX. Influence of Volcanic Eruptions

    XXI. Lunar Luminescence

    XXII. Possible Manifestations of Lunar Luminescence Outside the Eclipses

    XXIII. The Variation in the Brightness of the Eclipse

    XXIV. Further Phenomena during Lunar Eclipses

    XXV. Allied Phenomena

    XXVI. Conclusions


    Infrared Observation on the Eclipsed Moon

    I. Introduction

    II. Measurements

    III. Experimental Results

    IV. Method for Producing Thermal Overlays for the AIC Charts

    V. Remarks

    VI. Descriptions of the Thermal Overlays

    VII. Discussion

    Note Added in Proof


    Infrared Emission from the Surface of the Moon

    I. Introduction

    II. Recent Infrared Observations

    III. Heat Transfer in Evacuated Powders

    IV. Theoretical Analysis of Surface Temperature Variations

    V. The Effect of Surface Roughness on Apparent Temperature

    VI. Thermal Anomalies on the Lunar Surface


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214887

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