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Spectral atlas for amateur astronomers : a guide to the spectra of astronomical objects and terrestrial light sources

Author: Richard Walker
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
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Featuring detailed commented spectral profiles of more than one hundred astronomical objects, in colour, this spectral guide documents most of the important and spectroscopically observable objects accessible using typical amateur equipment. It allows you to read and interpret the recorded spectra of the main stellar classes, as well as most of the steps from protostars through to the final stages of stellar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Scientific atlases
Charts, diagrams, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Electronic books
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Walker, Richard, 1951-
Spectral atlas for amateur astronomers.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016036435
(OCoLC)956583923
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Walker
ISBN: 9781316694206 1316694208
OCLC Number: 1005616341
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 277 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Directory of plates --
Selection, processing and presentation of the spectra --
Terms, definitions and abbreviations --
Overview and characteristics of stellar spectral classes --
Spectral class O --
Spectral class B --
Spectral class A --
Spectral class F --
Spectral class G --
Spectral class K --
Spectral class M --
Spectral sequence on the AGB --
M(e) stars on the AGB --
Spectral class S on the AGB --
Carbon stars on the AGB --
Post-AGB stars and white dwarfs --
Wolf-Rayet stars --
LBV stars --
Be stars --
Be shell stars --
Pre-main sequence protostars --
Chemically peculiar (CP) stars --
Spectroscopic binaries --
Novae --
Supernovae --
Extragalactic objects --
Star clusters --
Emission nebulae --
Reflectance spectra of solar system bodies --
Telluric molecular absorption --
The night sky spectrum --
The mesopheric sodium layer --
Terrestrial and calibration light sources --
Appendix A: Spectral classes and v sin i values of bright stars --
Appendix B: The 88 IAU Constellations --
Appendix C: Spectral classes and B-V Color Index --
Appendix D: Spectral classes and effective temperatures --
Appendix E: Excitation classes of bright planetary nebulae --
Appendix F: Ionization energies of important elements --
Appendix G: Spectroscopic measures and units --
Appendix H: Distant AGN and Quasars brighter than m[subscript v] [wavy equal sign] 16 --
Appendix J: Excerpts from Historical Spectral Atlases --
Appendix K: Instruments.
Responsibility: Richard Walker.

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