Astrophysical Data: Planets and Stars

Astrophysical Data: Planets and Stars

by Kenneth Lang
     
 

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This volume collects an enormous amount of reference information for astronomers and astrophysicists, ranging from fundamental physical constants to orbital data for selected asteroids. For the Earth and planets, it includes, for example, data on mass, orbits, and atmospheres. There are chapters on the Sun, on stars in general, on bright and nearby stars, and on

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This volume collects an enormous amount of reference information for astronomers and astrophysicists, ranging from fundamental physical constants to orbital data for selected asteroids. For the Earth and planets, it includes, for example, data on mass, orbits, and atmospheres. There are chapters on the Sun, on stars in general, on bright and nearby stars, and on Wolf-Rayet stars. On a large scale, there are data on star clusters and associations, on region of star formation, and other nebulae of various kinds. Finally, the book includes chapters on dwarf stars, pulsars, interacting binaries, symbiotic stars, supernovae remnants, and x-ray and gamma-ray sources. A companion volume Astrophysical Data: Galaxies will follow.

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The first of two volumes (the second will give data for galaxies and the universe), a labor of love by the author who expects that both professional and amateur star gazers will turn here for data on the physical parameters of planets, stars, and the environment and the celestial coordinates required to observe them. Collects an enormous amount of data, presented in tabular form. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387971094
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Edition description:
1992
Pages:
937
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.08(d)

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