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Stars and their spectra : an introduction to the spectral sequence

Author: James B Kaler
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback edition (with corrections)View all editions and formats

James Kaler explains the alphabet of stellar astronomy - from the cool M stars to hot O stars - and tells the story of their evolution and their place in the Universe. An invaluable introduction for  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Kaler
ISBN: 0521585708 9780521585705
OCLC Number: 318240928
Notes: Incluye índices.
Description: xvi, 300 p. : il. ; 26 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables and displays; Acknowledgements; 1. Stars; 2. Atoms and spectra; 3. The spectral sequence; 4. The M stars: red supergiants to dwarfs; 5. The K stars: orange giants and brighter dwarfs; 6. Our sun and its cousins: the G stars; 7. Class F: stars in transition; 8. The white stars of class A; 9. The B stars: beacons of light; 10. Class O: the head of the spectral sequence; 11. Extraordinary classes; 12. Journeys on the HR diagram; Star index; Subject index.
Responsibility: James B. Kaler.


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'... a thorough and up-to-date survey of their spectral and photometric properties, structure and evolution, and how we find out about all this.' Sky and Telescope '... well written and makes Read more...

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