Starlight

Starlight

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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 a€“ and find his practical observations more rewarding and fulfilling as a result.The fact that our galaxy contains stars in all stages of evolution is clearly demonstrated by their various locations on the HR diagram. The galaxy also contains stars of all ages, because as we shall now see, if all the stars in the galaxy were ofanbsp;...


Title:Starlight
Author: Keith Robinson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-10-03
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