David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars / Edition 2

David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars / Edition 2

by David H. Levy
     
 

In this highly accessible book David Levy teaches the reader how variable stars work, and how to observe them.See more details below

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In this highly accessible book David Levy teaches the reader how variable stars work, and how to observe them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521608602
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to first edition; 1. Getting to know the sky; 2. Magnitude, color, and distance; 3. A word on binoculars and telescopes; 4. Learning to see; 5. Getting to know the variables; 6. Getting started with cepheids; 7. Algol, the demon of autumn; 8. How to estimate a variable; 9. Names and records; 10. How your observations help us understand a variable star; 11. Observing hints; 12. Observing with CCDs; 13. Stately and wonderful; 14. Stars of challenge; 15. Bright, easy, and interesting; 16. Betelgeuse: easy and hard; 17. Not too regular; 18. Nova? What nova?; 19. Supernovae; 20. Clyde Tombaugh's star and the family of cataclysmic variables; 21. A Nova in reverse?; 22. RU Lupi?; 23. Orion, the star factory; 24. Other variable things; 25. The Sun; 26. Suggested variables for observation throughout the year; 27. January, February, March; 28. April, May, June; 29. July, August, September; 30. October, November, December; 31. Southern Sky notes; 32. Stars and people; 33. Hands-on astrophysics for the next generation; 34. Going further; 35. Glossary and abbreviations.

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