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Author: Wulff D Heintz
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub., Co., ©1978.
Series: Geophysics and astrophysics monographs, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Double and multiple stars are the rule in the stellar population, and single stars the minority, as the abundance of binary systems in the space surrounding the sun shows beyond doubt.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heintz, Wulff D. (Wulff Dieter).
Double stars.
Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub., Co., ©1978
(OCoLC)700369148
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wulff D Heintz
ISBN: 9027708851 9789027708854 902770886X 9789027708861
OCLC Number: 3913234
Notes: Revised translation of Doppelsterne published in 1971.
Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 174 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Classes of Double Stars.- 2. When Double-Star Research Began.- 3. 19th-Century Achievements.- 4. Three Quarters of This Century.- 5. Catalogues and Data References.- 6. Selective Discovery and Abundance of Binaries.- 7. Optical and Temporary Double Stars.- 8. Relative Positions in Visual Double Stars.- 9. Micrometric Observation.- 10. Interferometric Observation.- 11. Photographic Positions.- 12. Magnitudes of Double-Star Components.- 13. The Orbital Elements of a Visual Binary.- 14. Ephemeris Formulae.- 15. Determination of Visual Binary Orbits.- 16. The Thiele-van den Bos Method.- 17. The Methods by Danjon and Rabe.- 18. The Edge-on Orbit.- 19. Correcting an Orbit.- 20. Formulae for Differential Corrections.- 21. The Parabolic Orbit.- 22. Absolute Orbits and Mass Ratios.- 23. Some Results from Visual Binary Orbits.- 24. Stellar Masses.- 25. The Mass-Luminosity Relationship (MLR).- 26. Dynamical Parallaxes.- 27. Multiple Systems.- 28. Unresolved Systems.- 29. Some Systems of Special Interest.- 30. Radial Velocities.- 31. Spectroscopic Double Stars.- 32. The Elements of Spectroscopic Orbits.- 33. The Differential and the Sterne Formulae.- 34. The Combined Spectroscopic-Visual Orbit.- 35. Distortions of Radial-Velocity Curves.- 36. Photometric Double Stars and Light Curves.- 37. Classes of Eclipsing Binaries and the Roche Lobe.- 38. Limb Darkening.- 39. Concepts of Photometric Orbit Determination.- 40. The Spherical Model.- 41. Rectification and Related Precepts.- 42. Eccentric Orbits.- 43. Mass Determinations from the MLR.- 44. On the Origin of Binary Stars.- 45. Mass Transfer After the Main-Sequence Phase.- 46. Binaries of the Type W UMa.- 47. Gas Streams and Hot Spots.- 48. Apsidal Rotation.- 49. Systemic Mass Loss.- 50. Atmospheric Eclipses.- 51. The Largest Stellar Masses.- 52. Binary Components of Wolf-Rayet Type.- 53. More Systems of Special Interest.- 54. Peculiar Prototypes: ? Per and ? Lyr.- 55. Cataclysmic Binary Components.- 56. X-Ray Binaries.- References.- Index of Stars.
Series Title: Geophysics and astrophysics monographs, v. 15.
Responsibility: Wulff D. Heintz.

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