300 Astronomical Objects A Visual Reference to the Universe

ISBN-10: 1554071755
ISBN-13: 9781554071753
Edition: 2006
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Description: A handy and comprehensive reference to the 300 most interesting celestial objects. This book provides a tour through the galaxy, from its solar core to its outer limits, with all the highlights and the very latest data about the universe.   More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 6.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

A handy and comprehensive reference to the 300 most interesting celestial objects. This book provides a tour through the galaxy, from its solar core to its outer limits, with all the highlights and the very latest data about the universe. Convenient data sidebars with each entry provide facts and figures on every object- including mass, magnitude, density, radius, rotation period, and surface and core temperatures. An annotated cross-section of the object enhances this information, and a full-page photograph brings the object to life. Additional spreads bring together and explain related objects or phenomena. For example, the corresponding pages for the sun include solar power, sunspots and solar flares. Others examples include: Mercury: Mercury's surface The asteroid belt: Eros 433 Jupiter's moons: 10, Europa, Callista Uranus: Uranus' rings, Ariel and Titania Outer belts and comets: Halley's comet; Deep Impact Space telescopes: International Space Station. 300 Astronomical Objects is a handy reference for the amateur astronomer.

Jamie Wilkins and Robert Dunn

Introduction
The Solar System
The Sun
Solar Power
Sunspots
Solar Flares
Mercury
Mercury's Orbit
Mercury's Surface
Venus
Venus's Clouds
Venus's Surface
Earth
Earth's Interior
Earth's Surface
Earth's Oceans and Atmosphere
The Moon
Moon's Surface
Moon and Earth
Man on the Moon
Mars
Mars's Atmosphere
Mars's Surface
Deimos and Phobos
The Asteroid Belt
Eros
Ida and Dactyl
Mathilde
Jupiter
Jupiter's Atmosphere
Great Red Spot
Jupiter's Center and Auroras
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact
Jupiter's Moons
Jupiter's Rings and Inner Moons
Io
Europa
Callisto
Ganymede
Jupiter's Minor Moons
Saturn
Saturn's Rotation
Saturn's Rings
Saturn's Moons
The Shepherd Moons
Epimetheus and Janus
Mimas
Enceladus
Tehys
Dione
Titan
Hyperion
Iapetus
Uranus
Uranus's Rings
Miranda and Other Moons
Ariel and Titania
Oberon and Umbriel
Neptune
Nepturn's Atmosphere
Triton
Pluto and Charon
Outer Belts and Comets
Halley's Comet
Hale-Bopp
Tempel 1 and Deep Impact
Other Comets
Space Telescopes
Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra Observatory
International Space Station
Uncrewed Probes
Mars Lander - Viking
Mars Lander - Pathfinder
Mars Landers - Spirit and Opportunity
Venus Landers
Titan Lander - Huygens
Sun Orbiter - SOHO
Mercury Orbiter - Mariner 10
Venus Orbiter - Magellan
Mars Orbiter - Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter - Odyssey
Mars Orbiter - Mars Express
Jupiter Orbiter - Galileo
Saturn Orbiter - Cassini
Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11
Voyager 1 and Voyager 2
The Milky Way
Nebulae
Discovery of Nebulae
Molecular Clouds
Interstellar Dust
Cloud Collapse
Emission Nebulae
Carina Nebula - Keyhole
Carina Nebula - Star Formation
Eagle Nebula - Pillars of Creation
Eagle Nebula - Hidden Stars
Lagoon Nebula
N44F
Trifid Nebula
Ghost Head Nebula
Reflection Nebulae
V838 Monocerotis
Barnard's Merope Nebula
Hubble's Variable Nebula
Dark Nebulae
Horsehead Nebula
Thackeray's Globules
Barnard 68
Elephant's Trunk Nebula
Protostars and Planetary Systems
Star Formation
Planetary System Formation
Fomalhaut
Extrasolar Planets
Stars
Stellar Classification
Red Dwarfs
Brown Dwarfs
Giants
Eta Carinae
Wolf-Rayet Stars
Red Giants
White Dwarfs
Sirius A and B
Binary Stars
Spectroscopic Binaries
Eclipsing and Astrometric Binaries
Binary Star Formation
Close Binaries
Open Clusters
Pleiades
Trapezium Cluster
Globular Clusters
Omega Centauri
NGC 6397
Planetary Nebulae
Retina Nebula
Eight-Burst Nebula
Helix Nebula
Cat's Eye Nebula
Ring Nebula
Supernova Remnants
Type I-A Supernova Remnants
Type II Supernova Remnants
Cassiopeia A
Crab Nebula
Neutron Stars and Pulsars
Black Holes and Supernovae
Other Black Holes
Galaxies and Beyond
Local Group
Large Magellanic Cloud
Small Magellanic Cloud
Andromeda - M31
Triangulum Galaxy - M33
Local Group Detail
Galaxies
Dwarf Galaxies
NGC 1705
I Zwicky 18
Lenticular/Elliptical Galaxies
NGC 2787
NGC 1316
Spiral Galaxies
M74
NGC 891
NGC 3314 and NGC 3314b
M81
Pinwheel Galaxy - M101
ESO 510-G13
NGC 4736 (M94)
Sombrero Galaxies - M104
NGC 4013
NGC 4622
NGC 7331
Black Eye/Sleeping Beauty/Evil Eye Galaxy - M64
Whirlpool Galaxy - M51
M66
NGC 2403
Other Spiral Galaxies
Barred Spiral Galaxies
NGC 1300
NGC 2903
NGC 1365
NGC 4639
Other Galaxies
Active Galaxies, Interacting Galaxies, and Clusters
Starburst / Seyfert Galaxies
M82
NGC 7742
NGC 4314
NGC 3079
NGC 3310
Black Holes
M84
NGC 7052
NGC 4438
NGC 4261
Active Galaxies
M87
3C 31
Fornax A
Centaurus A
NGC 6240
Cygnus A
Interacting Galaxies
The Mice - NGC 4676
NGC 1275
AMO644-741
Arp 220
NGC 4650A
The Antennae Galaxies
Hoag's Object
NGC 6745
Tadpole Galaxy (Arp 188)
Cartwheel Galaxy
NGC 2207 and IC 2163
Galaxy Groups
Stephan's Quintet
HCG 62
Seyfert's Sextet
HCG 87
Galaxy Clusters
Abell 2029
Abell 2218
Centaurus Cluster
1E 0657-56
CL 0024+1654
Perseus Cluster
Abell 3627
MS 0735.6+7421
Other Clusters
Cosmology and All-Sky Surveys
First Stars from Spitzer
EGRET All-Sky Map
2MASS Map
WMAP
Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Chandra Deep Field North
Einstein Cross - Hucra's Lens
BATSE
Glossary
Further Resources and Acknowledgments
Index

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