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Extreme Ultraviolet Astronomy

Extreme Ultraviolet Astronomy


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  • Date Published: March 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521580588

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  • This text describes the development of astronomy in the Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) wavelength range, from the first rocket-based experiments in the late 1960s through to later satellite missions. Discussions of the results from important space projects are followed by an analysis of the contributions made by EUV astronomy to the study of specific groups of astronomical objects. Within this framework, the book provides detailed material on the tools of EUV astronomy, dealing with the instrumentation, observational techniques, and modelling tools for the interpretation of data. Prospects for future EUV missions are discussed, and a catalogue of the known EUV sources is included. This book will be of great value to graduate students and researchers. It gives a complete overview of Extreme Ultraviolet astronomy.

    • Covers Extreme-Ultraviolet astronomy at a particular level
    • Complete coverage of the instrument technology, analysis tools and scientific results
    • Comes at the end of a major phase of discovery in the field
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    • Date Published: March 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521580588
    • length: 410 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 207 b/w illus. 63 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction to the Extreme Ultraviolet: first source discoveries
    2. The first space observatories
    3. Roentgen Satellit: the first EUV sky survey
    4. The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer and ALEXIS sky surveys
    5. Spectroscopic instrumentation and analysis techniques
    6. Spectroscopy of stellar sources
    7. Structure and ionisation of the local interstellar medium
    8. Spectroscopy of white dwarfs
    9. Cataclysmic variables and related objects
    10. Extragalactic photometry and spectroscopy
    11. EUV astronomy in the 21st century
    Appendix: a merged catalogue of Extreme Ultraviolet sources

  • Authors

    Martin A. Barstow, University of Leicester
    Martin Barstow is a Reader in Astrophysics and Space Science in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.

    Jay B. Holberg, University of Arizona
    Jay Holberg is a Senior Research Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona.

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