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Stars and their spectra : an introduction to the spectral sequence

Author: James B Kaler
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Stellar spectroscopy is the fundamental tool for investigating the natures of stars and is central to our understanding of modern astronomy and astrophysics. Revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular book provides a unique and thorough introduction to stellar spectra. It begins by looking at the concept and history of stellar classification, before introducing the reader to the formation of spectra,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Kaler
ISBN: 9780521899543 0521899540
OCLC Number: 696605144
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xviii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Stars; 2. Atoms and spectra; 3. The spectral sequence; 4. The M stars: red supergiants to dwarfs; 5. Descending the staircase: class L; 6. The wet basement: class T; 7. The K stars: orange giants and brighter dwarfs; 8. Our Sun and its cousins: the G stars; 9. Class F: stars in transition; 10. The white stars of class A; 11. The B stars: beacons of the skies; 12. Class O: the head of the spectral sequence; 13. Extraordinary classes; 14. Journeys on the HR diagram; Star index; Subject index.
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