Classical Novae / Edition 2

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This second edition has been updated and revised and contains contributions covering important developments in this field, and reflecting on interesting insights into classical novae. The book examines thermonuclear processes, the evolution of nova systems, nova atmospheres and winds, the evolution of dust and molecules in novae, nova remnants and observations of novae in other galaxies. It includes observations across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio to gamma rays, and discusses some of the most important outstanding problems in classical nova research.
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'… a comprehensive description of the state of current knowledge of novae. It serves as an excellent introduction to the subject and is well referenced. Its articles are written by people who have made substantial contributions to the subject and it will be a first port of call for anyone who needs to know about these fascinating stellar explosions.' The Observatory: A Review of Astronomy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521843300
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Astrophysics Series, #43
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bode is Professor of Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and Director of the Liverpool Telescope Project. He has served on many research councils and committees and has been Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Aneurin Evans is Professor of Astrophysics at Keele University. His research interests include the study of novae, 'born-again' systems like 'Sakurai's Object', the interstellar medium in globular clusters, and mapping the Galactic plane at sub-mm wavelengths.

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Table of Contents

1 Novae: an historical perspective Hilmar W. Duerbeck Duerbeck, Hilmar W. 1

2 Properties of novae: an overview Brian Warner Warner, Brian 16

3 The evolution of nova-producing binary stars Icko Iben, Jr. Iben, Icko, Jr. Masayuki Y. Fujimoto Fujimoto, Masayuki Y. 34

4 Thermonuclear processes Sumner Stanfield Stanfield, Sumner Christian Iliadis Iliadis, Christian W. Raphael Hix Hix, W. Raphael 77

5 Nova atmospheres and winds Peter H. Hauschildt Hauschildt, Peter H. 102

6 Observational mysteries and theoretical challenges for abundance studies Lordi Jose Jose, Lordi Steven N. Shore Shore, Steven N. 121

7 Radio emission from novae E. R. Seaquist Seaquist, E. R. M. F. Bode Bode, M. F. 141

8 Infrared studies of classical novae Robert D. Gehrz Gehrz, Robert D. 167

9 Optical and ultraviolet evolution Steven N. Shore Shore, Steven N. 194

10 X-ray emission from classical novae in outburst Joachim Krautter Krautter, Joachim 232

11 Gamma-rays from classical novae Margarita Hernanz Hernanz, Margarita 252

12 Resolved nebular remnants T. J. O'Brien O'Brien, T. J. M. F. Bode Bode, M. F. 285

13 Dust and molecules in nova environments A. Evans Evans, A. J. M. C. Rawlings Rawlings, J. M. C. 308

14 Extragalactic novae Allen W. Shafter Shafter, Allen W. 335

Object index 360

Subject index 365

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