Vistas in Astronomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080126609, 9781483155722

Vistas in Astronomy

1st Edition

Volume 11

Editors: Arthur Beer
eBook ISBN: 9781483155722
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 5th June 1969
Page Count: 284
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Description

Vistas in Astronomy, Volume 11 provides information pertinent to the periodic movements of the bodies of the solar system. This book discusses the apparent motion of Sun and stars. Organized into 13 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the values of terrestrial and astronomical refraction that are deduced from the lunar sites themselves. This text then discusses the unit of time based on the ephemeris of the Sun whereby the advantages of precision and availability are being sacrificed in the interest of uniformity. Other chapters consider the unit of time and the measurement of long intervals. This book discusses as well the mathematical formulation of the eigenvibrations of an elastic sphere. The final chapter examines the orientation s in space of stellar-angular-momentum vectors in the light of empirical data, and their origin is then explained by simple models. This book is a valuable resource for astronomers and astrophysicists.

Table of Contents


Introduction

The Lunar Observatories of Megalithic Man

Galileo's Contribution to Astronomy

The Measurement of Time

Free Bodily Vibrations of the Terrestrial Planets

Long-Range Variations of Orbits with Arbitrary Inclination and Eccentricity

Photometrie des Etoiles Faibles

The Atmospheric Extinction in Photoelectric Photometry

Performance Characteristics of a High-Dispersion Schmidt-Prism Combination

The New Stockholm Spectral Survey of the Southern Milky Way

The Dependence of the Velocity Body of Stars on Space Location

A Theoretical Study of Galactic Novae

Reflection Nebulae and the Nature of Interstellar Grains

Occurrence of Planetary Systems in the Universe as a Problem in Stellar Astronomy

Index

Contents of Previous Volumes

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Details

No. of pages:
284
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1969
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483155722

About the Editor

Arthur Beer