Vistas in Astronomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197203, 9781483222233

Vistas in Astronomy

1st Edition

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

Editors: Arthur Beer
eBook ISBN: 9781483222233
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 354
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Description

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


Details

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

About the Editor

Arthur Beer