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The Classification of Stars

The Classification of Stars

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  • Date Published: July 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521389969

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  • The classification of stars into their various types is one of the fundamental areas of astronomy. This book is a comprehensive handbook on the tools, methods and results of stellar taxonomy. Although this subject is firmly rooted in classical astronomy, vast improvements in observational techniques have transformed the subject and greatly broadened the wavelength regions available for study. The first six chapters describe modern methods of spectroscopic and photometric classification. The remaining nine chapters describe particular families of stars, progressing from the hottest to the coolest. Within each category a description is given of the normal type and all the peculiar stars. Throughout the emphasis is on the phenomenology of classification, rather than the underlying astrophysics. Both authors have devoted themselves to developing the international centre for stellar data at Strasbourg, which uniquely qualifies them to write this definitive handbook for professional astronomers.

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    • Date Published: July 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521389969
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I:
    1. Stellar taxonomy
    2. Spectral classification
    3. Spectral classification systems
    4. Photometric classification
    5. Photometric systems
    6. Comparison of classification methods
    Part II:
    7. Introduction
    8. O-type stars
    9. B-type stars
    10. A-type stars
    11. F-type stars
    12. G-type stars
    13. K-type stars
    14. M-type stars
    15. Degenerates
    16. Further developments.

  • Authors

    Carlos Jaschek, Observatoire de Strasbourg

    Mercedes Jaschek, Observatoire de Strasbourg

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