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Literature 1971, Part 2

Literature 1971, Part 2

Author: S. Böhme

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662122785

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, which has appeared in semi-annual volumes since 1969, is de voted to the recording, summarizing and indexing of astronomical publications throughout the world. It is prepared under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union (according to a resolution adopted at the 14th General Assembly in 1970). Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts aims to present a comprehensive documentation of literature in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Every effort will be made to ensure that the average time interval between the date of receipt of the original literature and publication of the abstracts will not exceed eight months. This time interval is near to that achieved by monthly abstracting journals, com pared to which our system of accumulating abstracts for about six months offers the advantage of greater convenience for the user. Volume 6 contains literature published in 1971 and received before March 15, 1972; some older liter ature which was received late and which is not recorded in earlier volumes is also included.

Introduction to Astronomical Photometry

Introduction to Astronomical Photometry

Author: M. Golay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401021692

Category: Science

Page: 366

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The material given in this 'Introduction to astronomical photometry' is the subject matter of a lecture at the University of Geneva. It is, therefore, intended for those students, physicists or mathematicians, who have completed their bachelor's degree or diploma, and are intending to work for their Ph.D. in astronomy. We assume then the elementary ideas of astrophysics, magnitude, colour index, spectral classes, luminosity classes, gradient, atmospheric extinction are already known. The student may find it useful to re-read the work of Schatzman [1], Dufay [2] and Aller [254] before embarking upon the study of this 'Introduction to astronomical photometry'. It is not our aim in this book to deal with every aspect of stellar photometry. On the contrary, we shall restriet ourselves to looking at subjects ofwhich knowledge seems to us essential for someone who has to use photometrie quantities in his astronomical research. We are, therefore, keeping the interests of the photometrie measurements user partieularly in mind. We shall only discuss very superficially the technical prob lems and reduction methods for atmospheric extinction. These problems are dealt with very clearly in Astronomical Techniques [3]; the first by A. Lallemand, H. L.

Frontiers Of Astronomy In 1990's - Proceedings Of The Workshop

Frontiers Of Astronomy In 1990's - Proceedings Of The Workshop

Author: Li Qi Bin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814552608

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Page: 232

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The workshop on “Frontiers of Astronomy in 1990s” was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Astronomical Society.In total this set of proceedings presents 12 invited papers and 15 contributions, covering the many fields and their development within the region. These include astronomy, astronomical instruments, high energy astrophysics and space astronomy, galaxies and large scale structure of the universe, stars, interstellar medium and the Galaxy, the Sun and the solar system and many more interesting topics in astronomy.15 distinguished scientists from 8 countries attended and presented their reports. These include Y Kozai, J Trümper, J P Swings, R E Williams, W Hillebrandt, F N Bash, W Wamsteker, M Créze, M Dennefeld, G Börner, Kaifu, H-Y Chiu, T C Weekes, J-S Shen and C-H Tsai.For those mystified by the stars, the planets and the universe as a whole, this volume promises to intrigue and transport you beyond the frontiers of astronomy.

Hipparcos, the New Reduction of the Raw Data

Hipparcos, the New Reduction of the Raw Data

Author: Floor van Leeuwen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402063428

Category: Science

Page: 449

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This book provides overviews of the new reduction as well as on the use of the Hipparcos data in a variety of astrophysical implementations. A range of new results are included. The Hipparcos data provide a unique opportunity for the study of satellite dynamics as the orbit covered a wide range of altitudes, showing in detail the different torques acting on the satellite.

The Legacy of J.C. Kapteyn

The Legacy of J.C. Kapteyn

Author: Piet C. van der Kruit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402003749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

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Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn (1851-1922) of the University of Groningen was one of the foremost astronomers of his time, resulting in a leading role internationally of Dutch astronomy throughout the twentieth century. This volume, which is the proceedings of a special `legacy' symposium at the celebration of the 385th anniversary of the University of Groningen, addresses Kapteyn's influence on the development of modern astronomy through studies of his pioneering work on statistical astronomy and the Structure of the Sidereal System, and his leadership in establishing international collaborations, in particular the Plan of Selected Areas. In addition to historical studies related to Kapteyn's person, work, international collaborations and organisational efforts, the volume discusses the influence of Kapteyn on the internationalisation of astronomy and on contemporary astronomy. It also provides an inventory of Kapteyn's correspondence.

The Galaxy

The Galaxy

Author: Gerry Gilmore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400939257

Category: Science

Page: 435

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The Milky Way Galaxy offers a unique opportunity to study the structure and contents of a major stellar system in three dimensions, at high spatial and spectral resolution, and to very large galactocentric distances. This potential can be realised only by statistical surveys of large areas of the sky, and by detailed study of specific regions with exceptional properties, such as the Galactic centre, and of specific classes of object, such as the globular clusters. The acquisition of such data from a variety of ground-based and satellite surveys has been a primary topic of Galactic research for some years. Several such surveys have been completed recently, and have led to a substantial modification of our understanding of Galactic structure and evolution. The importance of the ability of satellite observatories to survey and to study wavelengths which are inaccessible from the ground is evident in the wealth of data discussed and analysed in this volume which is derived from satellites, specifically COS-B, HEAD-I, HEAO-3, IRAS, PIONEER-lO, SAS-2, and TENMA. The cru cial role of ground-based observations to complement and comprehend the satellite data is also well evident. Similarly, the major ground-based studies whose results are reported here illustrate the necessity for carefully conceived and executed very large scale surveys of many types of object and many parts of parameter space before a coherent picture of the Galaxy will be available.