Cataclysmic cosmic events and how to observe them (Book, 2009) []
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Cataclysmic cosmic events and how to observe them

Cataclysmic cosmic events and how to observe them

Author: Martin Mobberley
Publisher: New York ; London : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Astronomers' observing guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book invites you to observe the most spectacular, high-energy events taking place in the cosmos. Even though these events may occur hundreds, thousands, millions or even billions of light-years away, you can witness them using the naked eye, binoculars, or telescopes. The book covers cataclysmic variable stars (CV's), novae and dwarf novae, recurrent novae, solar flares, flare stars and prominences as well as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbook
Observers' manuals
Handbooks and manuals
Guides et manuels
Amateurs' manuals
Manuels d'amateurs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Mobberley
ISBN: 9780387799452 0387799451 038779946X 9780387799469
OCLC Number: 231884227
Description: xv, 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Cataclysmic variables --
Novae and recurrent novae --
Solar flares, giant prominences, and flare stars --
Bright supernovae and hypernovae --
Active galaxies --
Gamma ray bursters --
How to do visual and CCD photometry.
Series Title: Astronomers' observing guides.
Responsibility: Martin Mobberley.


In the Victorian era - or for non-British readers, the mid-to-late nineteenth century - amateur astronomy tended to center on Solar System objects. Developments can be e-mailed to other interested  Read more...


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