Download or read book Observing Variable Stars PDF or another Format written by David H. Levy and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1998-04-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Levy's entertaining, well-researched book is aimed at the amateur enthusiast who likes to learn enjoyably. Beginning with advice on binoculars and telescopes, and how to observe the night sky effectively, the author goes on to describe thoroughly the field of variable star observation, a field in which amateurs have made important contributions. He shows how to interpret variations in light output in terms of the life of a star, from birth through to sometimes violent death. All of the major variable stars are described and classified, as well as other variable objects such as active galaxies, asteroids, comets and the sun. The book also contains a guide to the seasonal night sky. Throughout, practical observations serve to complement the text, producing an exciting, very readable introduction to this fascinating subject.
Download or read book Variable Stars and Galaxies PDF or another Format written by Michael W. Feast and published by Astronomical Society of the pacific. This book was released on 1992 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxies PDF or another Format written by Lauren V. Jones and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009-12-22 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This up-to-date volume offers student researchers an unexcelled primer on current scientific knowledge about stars. • 66 illustrations • Glossary of star-related and astronomy terms • A bibliography of useful resources will guide students in learning more about the subject
Download or read book Pulsating Stars PDF or another Format written by Márcio Catelan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-02-02 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book surveys our understanding of stars which change in brightness because they pulsate. Pulsating variable stars are keys to distance scales inside and beyond the Milky Way galaxy. They test our understanding not only of stellar pulsation theory but also of stellar structure and evolution theory. Moreover, pulsating stars are important probes of the formation and evolution of our own and neighboring galaxies. Our understanding of pulsating stars has greatly increased in recent years as large-scale surveys of pulsating stars in the Milky Way and other Local Group galaxies have provided a wealth of new observations and as space-based instruments have studied particular pulsating stars in unprecedented detail.
Author : J.D. Fernie
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 1973-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9027703418
Pages : 262 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (73 users)
Download or read book Variable Stars in Globular Clusters and in Related Systems PDF or another Format written by J.D. Fernie and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 1973-09-30 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains the papers and discussions at IAU Colloquium No. 21 on Variable Stars in Globular Clusters and in Related Systems held in Toronto on the 29th, 30th and 31st August 1972. It was the intention of the organizers that this meeting should honour the life long work in this field of Professor Helen Sawyer Hogg. She has been continuously active in observational research on variables in globular clusters for 46 years and her catalogues and bibliographies as well as her research papers, review articles and IA U reports as chairman of the committee on variable stars in clusters are of fundamental importance to all workers in this field. The scope of the colloquium covered both observational and theoretical aspects of the problem, including the relationship of variables to non-variable cluster members, the position of the variables in the HR diagram and their importance for problems of stellar evolution, empirical data on the variables, periods and period changes, and the relevant parts of pulsation theory. The meeting was particularly successful in bringing together observers and theorists. It will have achieved its object if it has shown both observers and theorists which are the problems most suitable for attack at the present time. The meeting clearly demonstrated the great importance of research on variables in globular clusters and related systems for our understanding both of stellar evolution and stellar pulsation.
Download or read book Observing Variable Stars PDF or another Format written by Gerry A. Good and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Observing variable stars is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science. There are 36,000 variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them. That's where amateur astronomers come in - thousands of them turning their telescopes to the sky every night. Variable star observing is the most popular of "real science" activities for amateurs, and Gerry Good's book provides everything needed. The first part of the book provides a highly detailed account of the various classes of variable star, with examples, illustrations and physical descriptions. The second section covers practical aspects of observing, everything from preparation and planning, through observing techniques, to data management and reduction.
Download or read book In Quest of the Stars and Galaxies PDF or another Format written by Theo Koupelis and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. This book was released on 2010-02-04 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Available with WebAssign! Author Theo Koupelis has set the mark for a student-friendly, accessible introductory astronomy text with In Quest of the Universe. He has now developed a new text to accommodate those course that focus mainly on stars and galaxies. Ideal for the one-term course, In Quest of the Stars and Galaxies opens with material essential to the introductory course (gravity, light, telescopes, the sun) and then moves on to focus on key material related to stars and galaxies. Incorporating the rich pedagogy and vibrant art program that have made his earlier books a success, Koupelis' In Quest of the Stars and Galaxies is the clear choice for students' first exploration of the cosmos.
Author : Claus Gössl
Release Date : 2007
ISBN 10 : OCLC:222331465
Pages : 178 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (22 users)
Download or read book Finding Cepheid Variable Stars in Northern Dwarf Galaxies of the Local Group PDF or another Format written by Claus Gössl and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies PDF or another Format written by Michael A. Seeds and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new edition of UNIVERSE means the same proven Seeds/Backman approach and trusted content, fully updated with the latest discoveries and resources to meet the needs of today's diverse students. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Download or read book Non-Periodic Phenomena in Variable Stars PDF or another Format written by L. Detre and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-12-20 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From September 5 until September 9, 1968, the IVth Colloquium on Variable Stars was held in Budapest, Hungary. The Colloquium was organized by a committee consisting of G.H. Herbig (President), A. Boyarchuk, M.W. Feast, D. McNamara, J.E. Merrill, D.J.K. O'Connell, V. Tsessevich, W. Wenzel. The local organization was placed in the hands of a Committee consist ing of members of the Konkoly Observatory, Budapest: L. Detre (Chairman), 1. Almar, Julia Balazs-Detre, K. Barlai, M. Ill, S. Kany6, M. Lovas and of J. Kovacs (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). The Colloquium was attended by about 90 scientists representing Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, France, GDR, GFR, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Roumania, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, U.S.A., U.S.S.R. As chairmen acted at the sessions: M.W. Feast, G.H. Herbig, J. Sahade, A. Boyarchuk, W. Wenzel, F.B. Wood and L. Rosino. The contents of the present volume parallel closely the programme of the individual sessions of the Colloquium.
Download or read book Luminous Stars in Nearby Galaxies PDF or another Format written by Roberta M. Humphreys and published by MDPI. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies on the populations of luminous stars in nearby resolved galaxies have revealed a complex distribution in the luminosity–temperature plane (the HR diagram). The fundamentals of massive star evolution are mostly understood, but the roles of mass loss, episodic mass loss, rotation, and binarity are still in question. Moreover, the final stages of these stars of different masses and their possible relation to each other are not understood. The purpose of this volume is to provide a current review of the different populations of evolved massive stars. The emphasis is on massive stars in the Local Group, the Magellanic Clouds, and the nearby spirals M31 and M33.
Download or read book Variable Stars and Stellar Evolution PDF or another Format written by International Astronomical Union Staff and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 1975-07-31 with total page 638 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 67 held in Moscow, U.S.S.R., July 29-August 4, 1974
Author : International Astronomical Union. Colloquium
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1993-10-21
ISBN 10 : 0521443822
Pages : 474 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (443 users)
Download or read book New Perspectives on Stellar Pulsation and Pulsating Variable Stars PDF or another Format written by International Astronomical Union. Colloquium and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1993-10-21 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can the interior of the Sun, white dwarfs and other stars be studied by stellar seismology? What can Doppler imaging tell us about high-degree pulsations? What impact are CCD and infrared observations having on extending the Cepheid and RR Lyrae distance scale? And how are other classes of pulsators providing independent checks of the distance scale? These and many other critical questions are answered in this timely review of the dramatic advances made in pulsating star research in the last decade. This survey collects together more than thirty comprehensive reviews and over one hundred summaries of research papers from the 139th IAU Colloquium, held in Victoria, British Columbia. Together these cover all aspects of recent developments in the field of variable star research and preview some of the exciting advances anticipated for the next decade. This volume provides an essential review for graduate students and researchers.
Download or read book What Do We Know about Stars and Galaxies? PDF or another Format written by John Farndon and published by Raintree. This book was released on 2012-06-13 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book shows that what we can see in the sky is just a tiny part of the Universe. It explains what stars are, and how the billions of star clusters and galaxies are organized like an immense spider's web.
Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
Release Date : 2009-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781615300532
Pages : 219 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (615 users)
Download or read book The Milky Way and Beyond: Stars, Nebulae, and Other Galaxies PDF or another Format written by Britannica Educational Publishing and published by Britannica Educational Publishing. This book was released on 2009-10-01 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Sun is merely one of some 200 billion stars that make up the Milky Way--and the Milky Way is only one of a billion galaxies in the known universe. Packed with fascinating facts and stunning photography, this book examines the Galaxy humans call home and travels light years away, to the domain of phenomena such as the Oort cloud.
Download or read book David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars PDF or another Format written by David H. Levy and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-15 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Variable stars are fascinating objects to observe; found all over the sky, they change in brightness over time and can be seen with even the most basic of equipment. Variable star astronomy is one field in which amateur astronomers can still make significant contributions to science and in this highly accessible book David Levy teaches the reader how variable stars work, and how to observe them. Using simple, non-technical terms he explains how to get started with electronic (or CCD) observing, as well as how to observe variable stars through a small telescope or binoculars. Including a section on Southern hemisphere stars, the book covers various types of object that can be observed by amateur astronomers, including more exotic phenomena like gamma ray bursts, blazars, and polars. This book will serve to motivate anyone with even a basic interest in astronomy to begin observing these fascinating objects.
Download or read book Observer's Guide to Variable Stars PDF or another Format written by Martin Griffiths and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-12-06 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains everything you need to know about variable stars -- stars whose brightness varies noticeably over time. The study of variable stars has been a particularly popular area of research for amateurs for many years; the material contained herein serves as both an introduction to amateur astronomers and a useful reference source for seasoned variable star observers. With its thorough, non-mathematical descriptions of variable stars and tips for how to see them, this book enables novices and experts alike to set off into the field and observe a wide range of delightful sights. It strikes a balance between easily visible objects that can be seen in any telescope or binoculars, and variable stars that are a direct challenge to those with large aperture equipment or access to photometric tools and methods. After helping the observer differentiate between variable star types, the author goes on to explain the skills needed to operate a telescope and other equipment, as well as how to couple filters to a CCD camera or digital SLR camera in order to photometrically record these celestial objects. Further, the book includes an observational guide to 50 objects for study, with finder charts and data about light curves for ease of identification, along with the stars’ celestial coordinates, magnitudes, and other pertinent information.