The Historical Supernovae is an interdisciplinary study of the historical records of supernova. This book is composed of 12 chapters that particularly highlight the history of the Far East.
The opening chapter briefly describes the features of nova and supernova, stars which spontaneously explode with a spectacular and rapid increase in brightness. The succeeding chapter deals with the search for the historical records of supernova from Medieval European monastic chronicles, Arabic chronicles, astrological works etc., post renaissance European scientific writings, and Far Eastern histories and diaries. Other chapters cover the classification of the Far-Easter stars, remnants of supernova, and the so-called guest star within the Southern Gate. The discussion then shifts to historical records of the Chin Dynasty Guest stars, extremely bright stars, and the birth of the Crab Nebula. The concluding chapters are devoted to historical records of star of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. These chapters also look into the evolution of supernova remnants.
This book will be of value to students of astronomy and history of science or sinology, as well as the non-specialists.
Chapter 1. New Stars - Novae and Supernovae
Chapter 2. The Search for the Historical Records of Supernovae
Chapter 3. A Classification of the Far-Eastern New Stars
Chapter 4. The Search for the Remnants of Supernovae
Chapter 5. The Guest Star within the Southern Gate
Chapter 6. The Chin Dynasty Guest Stars
Chapter 7. An Extensively observed New Star of Extreme Brightness
Chapter 8. The Birth of the Crab Nebula
Chapter 9. The Invader of the Guest Houses
Chapter 10. The New Star of Tycho Brahe
Chapter 11. The New Star of Johannes Kepler
Chapter 12. Some thoughts on the Evolution of Supernova Remnants
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- © Pergamon 1977
- 1st January 1977
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