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Fundamental stellar properties : the interaction between observation and theory : proceedings of the 189th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held at the Women's College, University of Sydney, Australia, 13-17 January 1997

Author: T R Bedding; A J Booth; J Davis; International Astronomical Union. Symposium
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Symposium on fundamental stellar properties was held to honour Emeritus Professor Robert Hanbury Brown on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The speakers described recent advances in interferometry, astrometry, spectroscopy and in theoretical models of stellar atmospheres and interiors. The emphasis was on the critical assessment of the quality, accuracy, and prospects for improvement of the observational data  Read more...
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International Astronomical Union. Symposium (189th : 1997 : Women's College, University of Sydney).
Fundamental stellar properties.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©1997
(DLC) 97021902
(OCoLC)37180243
Named Person: R Hanbury Brown; R Hanbury Brown; R Hanbury Brown
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T R Bedding; A J Booth; J Davis; International Astronomical Union. Symposium
ISBN: 9789401156028 9401156026
OCLC Number: 680429225
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 478 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Introductory overview --
2. Stellar Distances --
The Hipparcos results --
Review of CCD parallax measurements --
Stellar distances by the Baade-Wesselink method --
3. Stellar Angular Diameters and Radii --
Stellar angular diameter measurements by interferometry --
Astrometry Using Interferometry at Optical Wavelengths --
Lunar occultation measurements of stellar angular diameters --
Stellar radii --
4. Stellar Flux Distributions --
The visual and infrared flux calibrations --
Review of the ultraviolet flux calibration --
The bolometric luminosities of stars --
The colours of the Sun --
The ISO-SWS flux standard stars: synthetic spectra and observations --
UV energy distributions of active cool stars --
5. Stellar Masses and Surface Gravities --
Precise stellar mass and mass-luminosity data --
Interferometric measurements of binaries --
Determining the masses of white dwarfs in magnetic cataclysmic variables from x-ray observations --
Empirical surface gravities --
6. The Stellar Effective Temperature Scale --
Cool star empirical temperature scales --
The effective temperatures of hot stars --
The stellar temperature scale from angular diameters and flux distributions --
Stellar effective temperatures through the infrared flux method --
Tests of effective temperature colour relations --
7. Stellar Abundances --
Review of abundances for mid-Teff stars --
The broadening of metallic lines in cool stars --
Abundances of the elements in the halo stars interaction between observation and theory --
Abundance anomalies in globular clusters --
Stellar parameters in the bulge cluster NGC 6553 --
8. Stellar Atmospheres --
Non-LTE line blanketed atmospheres for hot stars --
Progress on model atmospheres and line data --
Atmosphere models for very low mass stars, brown dwarfs and exoplanets --
Parameter identification a new way of assessing errors in stellar atmosphere analysis --
Atmospheric motions and granulation in cool stars observations and theory --
Chromospheres, activity and magnetic fields --
Pulsating stellar atmospheres --
What do we do when models dont fit? On model atmospheres and real stellar spectra --
9. Stellar Oscillations and Pulsations --
Observing solar-like oscillations --
Constraints on stellar interior physics from helioseismology --
Bulge? Scuti stars in the MACHO database --
Properties of Cepheids and long-period variables --
RR Lyrae variables --
10. Stellar Models Versus Observations --
The evolution of massive stars --
Evolution of intermediate mass stars --
Theory of low mass stars, brown dwarfs and extra-solar giant planets --
11. Stellar Interiors --
Rotation: a fundamental parameter of massive stars --
The effect of rotation on RGB surface abundances --
The importance of helium and metals diffusion in stars --
12. Evolved Stars --
Non-variable horizontal-branch stars --
NLTE analyses of PG 1159 stars: constraints for the structure and evolution of post-AGB stars --
The Asymptotic Giant Branch --
Cool white dwarfs: atmosphere, cooling and galactic implications --
Theory, observation and experiment: stellar hydrodynamics --
Summary and review: Interaction of observations and theory of stellar interiors --
13. Stellar Chemical Evolution --
Stellar chemical evolution --
Chemical evolution of galaxies challenges for stellar astronomy --
14. Stellar Ages --
New model atmosphere analysis of cool white dwarfs: a revised luminosity function and constraints on the age of the Galaxy --
Hipparcos subdwarfs and globular cluster ages: towards reliable absolute ages --
Globular cluster ages: are they converging? --
15. Conclusion --
Achievements and prospects --
Discussion --
Indexes --
Author Index --
Object Index.
Responsibility: edited by T.R. Bedding, A.J. Booth, and J. Davis.

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