Starlight: An Introduction to Stellar Physics for Amateurs

Starlight: An Introduction to Stellar Physics for Amateurs

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Paperback, Springer, 2009, ISBN13 9781441907073, ISBN10 1441907076
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This is a book about the physics of stars and starlight. The story of starlight is truly fascinating. Astronomers analyze and interpret the light from stars using photometry and spectroscopy, then inspirational detective work combines with the laws of physics to reveal the temperatures, masses, luminosities and outer structure of these far away points of light. The laws of physics themselves enable us to journey to the very center of a star and to understand its inner structure and source of energy

Starlight provides an in-depth study of stellar astrophysics that requires only basic high school mathematics and physics, making it accessible to all amateur astronomers. Starlight teaches amateur astronomers about the physics of stars and starlight in a friendly, easy-to-read way. The reader will take away a profoundly deeper understanding of this truly fascinating subject and find his practical observations more rewarding and fulfilling as a result."

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Number of Pages: 277
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Robinson, Keith
Series Title: Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN-13: 9781441907073
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1441907076
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