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1 by David Branch, J. Craig Wheeler Supernova Explosions X00044 Book  
2 by Marion Dolan Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts X00013 Book  
3 Donald W. Olson Celestial sleuth I02398 eBook  
4 Nick Kanas Solar system maps I02381 eBook  
5 Steven Arnold Getting started in radio astronomy I02379 eBook  
6 Michael Hoskin William and Caroline Herschel I02360 eBook  
7 Paul G. Abel Visual lunar and planetary astronomy I02335 eBook  
8 William Paolini Choosing and using astronomical eyepieces I02328 2013 eBook  
9 Grant Privett constellation observing atlas I02318 eBook  
10 Ken M. Harrison Grating spectroscopes and how to use them I01840 2012 eBook  
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TitleSupernova Explosions
Author(s)by David Branch, J. Craig Wheeler
DescriptionXIX, 721 p. 236 illus., 148 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteTargeting advanced students of astronomy and physics, as well as astronomers and physicists contemplating research on supernovae or related fields, David Branch and J. Craig Wheeler offer a modern account of the nature, causes and consequences of supernovae, as well as of issues that remain to be resolved. Owing especially to (1) the appearance of supernova 1987A in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, (2) the spectacularly successful use of supernovae as distance indicators for cosmology, (3) the association of some supernovae with the enigmatic cosmic gamma-ray bursts, and (4) the discovery of a class of superluminous supernovae, the pace of supernova research has been increasing sharply. This monograph serves as a broad survey of modern supernova research and a guide to the current literature. The book???s emphasis is on the explosive phases of supernovae. Part 1 is devoted to a survey of the kinds of observations that inform us about supernovae, some basic interpreta tions of such data, and an overview of the evolution of stars that brings them to an explosive endpoint. Part 2 goes into more detail on core-collapse and superluminous events: which kinds of stars produce them, and how do they do it? Part 3 is concerned with the stellar progenitors and explosion mechanisms of thermonuclear (Type Ia) supernovae. Part 4 is about consequences of supernovae and some applications to astrophysics and cosmology. References are provided in sufficient number to help the reader enter the literature
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 5. COSMOLOGY 6. Observations, Astronomical 7. PHYSICS
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TitleAstronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts
Author(s)by Marion Dolan
DescriptionXXIV, 464 p. 113 illus., 98 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis carefully researched monograph is a historical investigation of the illustrated Aratea astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries. Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations and astrological phenomena was translated and copied over 800 years into illuminated manuscripts that preserved and illustrated these ancient stories about the constellations. The Aratea survives in its entirety due to multiple translations from Greek to Latin and even to Arabic, with many illuminated versions being commissioned over the ages. The survey encompasses four interrelated disciplines: history of literature, history of myth, history of science, and history of art. Aratea manuscripts by their nature are a meeting place of these distinct branches, and the culling of information from historical literature and from the manuscripts themselves focuses on a wider, holistic view; a narrow approach could not provide a proper prospective. What is most essential to know about this work is that because of its successive incarnations it has survived and been reinterpreted through the centuries, which speaks to its importance in all of these disciplines. This book brings a better understanding of the history, changes and transmission of the original astronomical Phaenomena poem. Historians, art historians, astronomy lovers, and historians of astronomy will learn more specialized details concerning the Aratea and how the tradition survived from the Middle Ages. It is a credit to the poetry of Aratus and the later interpreters of the text that its pagan aspects were not edited nor removed, but respected and maintained in the exact same form despite the fact that all sixty Aratea manuscripts mentioned in this study were produced under the rule of Christianity
Contents NoteChapter 1: Background and Objectives -- Chapter 2: Possible Classical Models for Aratea Illustrations -- Chapter 3: Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscript -- Chapter 4: The Transmission of Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World -- Chapter 5: Introduction of Arabic Astronomy and Illustrative Traditions to the Latin West -- Chapter 6: Astronomical Symbolism in the Carolingian Period -- Chapter 7: Ninth-Century Aratea Manuscripts -- Chapter 8: Analysis and Conclusions -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. HISTORY 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 6. Literature, Medieval 7. Medieval Literature 8. Observations, Astronomical 9. PHYSICS
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TitleCelestial sleuth : using astronomy to solve mysteries in art, history and literature
Author(s)Donald W. Olson
Description1 online resource (xvii, 355 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteMany mysteries in art, history, and literature can be solved using "forensic" astronomy, including calculating phases of the Moon, determining the positions of the planets and stars, and identifying celestial objects. In addition to helping to crack difficult cases, such studies spark our imagination and provide a better understanding of the skies. Weather facts, volcanic studies, topography, tides, historical letters and diaries, military records and the friendly assistance of experts in related fields help with the work. Topics or cases pursued were chosen for their wide public recognition and intrigue and involve artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet; historical events such as the Battle of Marathon, Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain, and World War II; and literary authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Mary Shelley. For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there is a different kind of mystery to be solved. For example, how can the Moon help to explain the sinking of the Titanic and a turning point of the American Civil War? For each literary reference to astronomy, which celestial objects were being described and was the author describing an actual event? Follow these exciting investigations with Donald Olson, a master "celestial sleuth", as he tracks down the truth and helps unravel mysteries as far back as ancient history and as recent as the haunting paintings of Edvard Munch
Contents NoteAstronomy in Art -- Astronomy in History -- Astronomy in Literature
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ARTS 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy in art 4. Astronomy in literature 5. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleSolar system maps : from antiquity to the space age
Author(s)Nick Kanas
Description1 online resource (xxix, 331 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteIn recent years, there has been increased interest in our Solar System. This has been prompted by the launching of giant orbiting telescopes and space probes, the discovery of new planetary moons and heavenly bodies that orbit the Sun, and the demotion of Pluto as a planet. In one generation, our place in the heavens has been challenged, but this is not unusual. Throughout history, there have been a number of such world views. Initially, Earth was seen as the center of the universe and surrounded by orbiting planets and stars. Then the Sun became the center of the cosmos. Finally, there was no center, just a vast array of galaxies with individual stars, some with their own retinue of planets. This allowed our Solar System to be differentiated from deep-sky objects, but it didn't lose its mystery as more and more remarkable bodies were discovered within its boundaries
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Geographical Information Systems/Cartography 5. PHYSICS 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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TitleGetting started in radio astronomy : beginner projects for the amateur
Author(s)Steven Arnold
Description1 online resource (xi, 208 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteRadio astronomy is a mystery to the majority of amateur astronomers, yet it is the best subject?to turn to when?desirous of an expanded knowledge of the sky. This guide intends to instruct complete newcomers to radio astronomy, and provides help for the first steps on the road towards the study of this fascinating subject. In addition to a history of the science behind the pursuit,?directions are included for four easy-to-build projects, based around long-term NASA and Stanford Solar Center projects. The first three projects constitute self-contained units available as kits, so there is no need to hunt around for parts. The fourth more advanced project encourages readers to do their own research and track down items. Getting Started in Radio Astronomy provides an overall introduction to listening in on the radio spectrum. With details of equipment that really works, a list of suppliers, lists of online help forums, and written by someone who has actually built and operated the tools described, this book contains everything the newcomer to radio astronomy needs to get going
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering 5. NATURE / Sky Observation 6. PHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. RADIO ASTRONOMY
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TitleWilliam and Caroline Herschel : pioneers in late 18th-Century Astronomy
Author(s)Michael Hoskin
Description1 online resource (viii, 112 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteThis beautifully structured book presents the essentials of William and Caroline Herschel's pioneering achievements in late 18th-century astronomy. Michael Hoskin shows that William Herschel was the first observational cosmologist and one of the first observers to attack the sidereal universe beyond the solar system: Herschel built instruments far better than any being used at the royal observatory. Aided by his sister Caroline, he commenced a great systematic survey that led to his discovery of Uranus in 1781. Unlike observers before him, whose telescopes did not reveal them as astronomical objects, Herschel did not ignore misty patches of light. Hoskins points out Herschel's achievement in surveying, cataloguing, and describing them as nebulae and even coming to the correct conclusion that their structure evolved over time, with Newton's gravity being the agent of change. Herschel s surveys established a new astronomy looking at the universe rather than the planets! Michael Hoskins account includes sketches and diagrams from Herschel's manuscripts in the Royal Astronomical Society Archives in which he attempts to delineate the structure of the Milky Way galaxy. While it is well-known that Herschel was a revolutionary in telescope design who constructed the world s largest telescopes, Hoskin also gives the full picture of the man as an entrepreneur who built and traded some 400 telescopes. Hoskin also pays close attention to the role of William's sister Caroline Herschel, who is usually portrayed as a helpmate to her brother. But in fact she became a significant astronomer in her own right
Contents Note1. Vocations in Conflict -- 2. The Construction of the Heavens -- 3. "One of the Greatest Mechanics of His Day" -- 4. The Peerless Assistant -- 5. William's Declining Years -- 6. John's Sacred Duty
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 4. COSMOLOGY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. Popular Science in Astronomy 9. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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TitleVisual lunar and planetary astronomy
Author(s)Paul G. Abel
Description1 online resource (xviii, 219 pages) : illustrations (some col.)
Abstract NoteWith the advent of CCDs and webcams, the focus of amateur astronomy has to some extent shifted from science to art. The object of many amateur astronomers is now to produce "stunning images" that, although beautiful, are not intended to have scientific merit. Paul Abel has been addressing this issue by promoting visual astronomy wherever possible - at talks to astronomical societies, in articles for popular science magazines, and on BBC TV's The Sky at Night. Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy is a comprehensive modern treatment of visual lunar and planetary astronomy, showing that even in the age of space telescopes and interplanetary probes it is still possible to contribute scientifically with no more than a moderately priced commercially made astronomical telescope. It is believed that imaging and photography is somehow more objective and more accurate than the eye, and this has led to a peculiar "crisis of faith" in the human visual system and its amazing processing power. But by analyzing observations from the past, we can see how accurate visual astronomy really is! Measuring the rotational period of Mars and making accurate lunar charts for American astronauts were all done by eye. The book includes sections on how the human visual system works, how to view an object through an eyepiece, and how to record observations and keep a scientific notebook. The book also looks at how to make an astronomical, rather than an artistic, drawing. Finally, everything here will also be of interest to those imagers who wish to make their images more scientifically applicable by combining the methods and practices of visual astronomy with imaging
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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TitleChoosing and using astronomical eyepieces
Author(s)William Paolini
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource (xviii, 442 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteA valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and as a detailed review of the current market place for this bustling astronomical consumer product. What distinguishes this book from other publications on astronomy is the involvement of observers from all aspects of the astronomical community, and also the major manufacturers of equipment. It not only catalogs the technical aspects of the many modern eyepieces but also documents amateur observer reactions and impressions over the years, using many different eyepieces. Eyepieces are the most talked-about accessories and collectible items available to the amateur astronomer. No other item of equipment commands such vigorous debate, or has evolved into such a remarkable array of forms and functions
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering 5. NATURE / Sky Observation 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. TELESCOPES
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Titleconstellation observing atlas
Author(s)Grant Privett;Kevin Jones;illustrated by Kevin Jones
Description1 online resource (xv, 221 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteDesigned for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. CONSTELLATIONS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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TitleGrating spectroscopes and how to use them
Author(s)Ken M. Harrison
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xvii, 167 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
Abstract NoteAnnotation
Contents NoteWhat is a Transmission Grating? -- Setting Up the Grating -- Recording Your Spectra -- Analyzing the Spectra -- Suitable Projects -- Improving Your Grating Spectroscope
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Popular Science in Astronomy 5. SCIENCE / Astronomy 6. Spectroscope 7. Spectroscopy and Microscopy
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