Vistas in Astronomy

Vistas in Astronomy

Volume 11

1st Edition - June 5, 1969

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  • Editor: Arthur Beer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155722

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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


    Contents of Previous Volumes


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  • No. of pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: June 5, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155722

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Arthur Beer

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