The Hundred Greatest Stars / Edition 1

The Hundred Greatest Stars / Edition 1

by James B. Kaler
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Springer New York

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The Hundred Greatest Stars / Edition 1

While there are guides to the visible sky, this is the first book to encompass the most important stars known in the universe at a level accessible to the layperson. The noted astronomer James Kaler takes us on a tour of the 100 most interesting stars, describing their characteristics and importance in words and vivid pictures. James B. Kaler is an internationally recognized expert on stars and their formation. A professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois, he is the author of "Stars and Their Spectra" (Cambridge), "Stars" (Freeman/Scientific American Library), "Cosmic Clouds" (Freeman/Scientific American Library), and numerous articles for popular and professional astronomy magazines.

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ISBN-13: 9780387954363
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 213
Sales rank: 785,062
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

The Sun.- Acrux.- Adhara.- AG Draconis.- Albireo.- Algol.- Alpha Centauri.- Aphard.- Antares.- Arcturus.- Barnard’s Star.- Beta Canis Majoris.- Beta Cassiopeiae.- Beta Lyrae.- Beta Pictoris.- Betelgeuse.- The Black Widow.- Canopus.- Capella.- CD-38°245.- CH Cygni.- Chi Cygni.- Chi Lupi.- Cor Caroli.- Crab Nebula.- Cygnus X-1.- Delta Cephei.- Delta Orionis.- Deneb.- Deneb Kaitos.- DQ Herculis.- EG 129.- Egg Nebula.- Epsilon Aurigae.- Epsilon Eridani.- Epsilon Lyrae.- ESO 439-26.- Eta Carinae.- FG Sagittae.- 51 Pegasi.- FK Comae Berenices.- 40 Eridani.- FU Orionis.- Gamma Cassiopeiae.- Gamma Draconis.- Gamma-2 Velorum.- GD 165B.- Geminga.- Gliese 229B.- GRS 1915+105.- HD 93129A.- HZ 21.- IRC+10 216.- Kaptey’s Star.- Keple’s Star.- L 1551 IRS 5.- Lambda Boötis.- LB 11146.- Merope.- Mira.- Mizar (and Alcor).- Mu Cephei.- Mu Columbae.- MXB 1730-335.- NGC 6543.- NGC 7027.- Nova Cygni 1975.- OH 231.8 +4.2.- P Cygni.- PG 1159-035.- Polaris.- PSR B1257+12.- PSR B1913+16.- R Aquarii.- R Coronae Borealis.- R Leporis.- R Monocerotis.- Rasalgethi.- Rho Cassiopeiae.- Rho Ophiuchi.- RR Lyrae.- RS Canum Venaticorum.- RS Ophiuchi.- SGR 1900+14.- Sigma Octantis.- Sirius.- 16 Cygni.- 61 Cygni.- Spica.- SS cygni.- SS 433.- Supernova 1987A.- T Tauri.- Theta-1 Orionis.- Thuban.- Tycho’s Star.- Vega.- VV Cephei.- W Ursae Majoris.- Zubenelgenubi.- ZZ Ceti.

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