Vistas in Astronomy

Vistas in Astronomy

Dynamics, Instruments, Geophysics, Solar System, Stellar Astronomy, Photometry, Spectroscopy, Stellar Evolution, Galaxies, Cosmology

1st Edition - January 1, 1960

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  • Editor: Arthur Beer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222233

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Vistas in Astronomy, Volume 3 covers the spectacular and interesting developments in the field of astronomy. This book is organized into two main sections encompassing 18 chapters. The first part deals first with the forces that influence stellar dynamics, followed by intensive discussion on the rediscovery of planet Neptune, the concept of Einstein's light-deflection, and design requirements for large telescopes. This part also presents several astronomical instruments, Auroral investigation techniques, and observations of the Russian satellites. The second part starts with surveys of the developments of a photoelectric technique for determination of radial velocities. This part further examines the emission lines excitation in the spectra of early-type stars, as well as the color, luminosity, and evolution of the stars. Topics on star formation, galactic magnetic field, and aspects of cosmology are also covered. This book is an ideal source for astronomers, and space engineers and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Part I

    The Dynamics of Stars in the Neighborhood of the Sun

    The Rediscovery of Neptune

    The Determination of Einstein's Light-Deflection in the Gravitational Field of the Sun

    The Clock Paradox

    On the Clock Paradox

    On the Design of Large Telescopes

    The Electronic Computer as an Astronomical Instrument

    Techniques in Auroral Investigations

    Note on Optical Observations of the Russian Satellites

    The Two Bright Comets of 1957

    I Arend-Roland (1956 h) and Mrkos (1957 d)

    II Cometary Physics and the Comets Arend-Roland and Mrkos

    III The Anomalous Tail of Comet Arend-Roland

    IV Filter-Photography of the 1957 Comets

    Part II

    The First 70,000

    Multiple Color Photometry

    Experiences in Photometry with the Cambridge Schmidt Telescope

    The Excitation of Emission Lines in the Spectra of Early-Type Stars

    Color, Luminosity and Evolution of the Stars

    The Visual Milky Way

    Star Formation and the Galactic Magnetic Field

    Observational Aspects of Cosmology

    Contents of Volumes 1 and 2

    Name Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1960
  • Published: January 1, 1960
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222233

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