Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Zdeněk Kopal
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224237

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Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 2 brings together numerous research works on different aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. This volume is composed of six chapters and begins with a summary of observational record on twilight extensions of the Venus cusps. The next chapter deals with the common and related properties of binary stars, with emphasis on the evaluation of their cataclysmic variables. Cataclysmic variables refer to an object in one of three classes: dwarf nova, nova, or supernova. These topics are followed by discussions on the eclipse phenomena and the eclipses in the domain of the radio waves and of the artificial satellites. A chapter discusses the discovery, colors, spectra, motions, luminosities, and frequency in space of white dwarf stars. The concluding chapters examine the occurrence and capture of stray bodies in the solar system and the existence of Magellanic clouds. This book will prove useful to astronomers and astrophysicists.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume 2

    Contents of Volume 1

    The Twilight Zone of Venus

    I. Introduction

    II. Twilight Extensions of the Venus Cusps: Observational Record

    III. Color in the Twilight Cusp Extensions

    IV. Interpretation of the Brightness Distribution along the Cusp Extension

    V. Horizontal Refraction across the Twilight Zone at Solar Transit

    VI. Twilight Phenomena and the General Circulation of the Venus Atmosphere

    VII. Relation of the Venus Ultraviolet Clouds to the Twilight Phenomena

    VIII. Discrepancy between the Observed and Theoretical Times of Dichotomy

    IX. Observational Methods and Aids


    Cataclysmic Variables as Binary Stars

    I. Introduction

    II. Examples of Well-Known Binaries in Groups (1) and (2)

    III. Some Common and Related Properties of the Systems Discussed in Section II

    IV. The Search for New Binaries among U Geminorum Stars and Novae


    Eclipse Phenomena

    I. General Relations

    II. Eclipses of the Moon

    III. Eclipses of the Artificial and Other Satellites


    White Dwarfs

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical

    III. Discovery

    IV. Magnitudes, Colors, Spectra

    V. Spectra

    VI. Motions

    VII. Luminosities

    VIII. Masses

    IX. Red Shift

    X. Frequency in Space

    XI. White Dwarfs in Clusters

    XII. Individually Interesting Stars

    XIII. Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Work


    The Stray Bodies in the Solar System Part I. Survival of Cometary Nuclei and the Asteroids

    I. Introduction

    II. Survival in Encounters

    III. Dynamical Probabilities of Elimination for Comets and Related Objects

    IV. Genetic Relationships of Comets and Asteroids

    V. Capture of Comets into Terrestrial Space and Statistical Balance with Apollo Group


    Recent Developments in Studies of the Magellanic Clouds

    I. Introduction

    II. Form, Brightness, and Distance of the Clouds

    III. Nebulae and Clusters

    IV. Variable Stars

    V. General Stellar Content

    VI. Dynamics of the Clouds

    VII. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224237

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