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Observation and Analysis of Stellar Photospheres

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ISBN-10: 0521851866

ISBN-13: 9780521851862

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: David F. Gray

List price: $103.99
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Description:

Revising topics and results to include the latest research, this updated third edition describes the equipment, observational techniques, and analysis used to investigate stellar photospheres. Topics covered include radiation transfer, models of stellar photospheres, spectroscopic equipment, observing stellar spectra, and techniques for measuring stellar characteristics. The comprehensive textbook is ideal for advanced students of stellar physics. Each chapter contains exercises, and useful real star data and primary references can be found throughout.
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Book details

List price: $103.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 550
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Background
Fourier transforms
Spectroscopic tools
Detectors
Radiation terms and definitions
The black body and its radiation
Radiative and convective energy transport
The continuous absorption coefficient
The model photosphere
The measurement and behaviour of stellar continua
The line absorption coefficient
The measurement of spectral lines
The behavior of spectral lines
Chemical analysis
The measurement of stellar radii and temperature fields in stellar photospheres
Appendices.