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The observation and analysis of stellar photospheres

Author: David F Gray
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3nd edView all editions and formats
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This third edition describes the equipment, observational techniques, and analysis used to investigate stellar photospheres. It builds on the successful previous editions, improving the presentation,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David F Gray
ISBN: 9780521851862 0521851866 9780521066815 0521066816
OCLC Number: 751425512
Description: XII, 533, [1] s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Background; 2. Fourier transforms; 3. Spectroscopic tools; 4. Light detectors; 5. Radiation terms and definitions; 6. The black body and its radiation; 7. Radiative and convective energy transport; 8. The continuous absorption coefficient; 9. The model photosphere; 10. The measurement of stellar continua; 11. The line absorption coefficient; 12. The measurement of spectral lines; 13. The behavior of spectral lines; 14. The measurement of stellar radii and temperatures; 15. The measurement of photospheric pressure; 16. Chemical analysis; 17. Velocity fields in stellar photospheres; 18. Stellar rotation.
Other Titles: Observation and analysis of stellar photospheres.
Responsibility: David F. Gray.

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