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The Classification of Stars - Carlos Jaschek

The Classification of Stars

Paperback Published: 24th September 1990
ISBN: 9780521389969
Number Of Pages: 432

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A comprehensive handbook on the tools, methods, and results of stellar taxonomy, this book describes modern methods of spectroscopic and photometric classification, and identifies particular families of stars, progressing from the hottest to the coolest. Within each category a description is given of the normal types and all the peculiar stars. The emphasis throughout is on the phenomenology of classification, rather than the underlying astrophysics.

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"...a clear, authoritative account of the taxonomy of stars." Science and Technology Book News "An excellent introduction to how astronomers are able to do stellar astronomy. The book is very well written and the diagrams and references make it a volume that will be referred to frequently by everyone interested in the problems of stellar classification." Choice

Prefacep. ix
Stellar taxonomyp. 1
Spectral classificationp. 2
Photometric classificationp. 5
Spectral classificationp. 8
The material of spectral classificationp. 8
Description of the materialp. 10
Factors which influence the line spectrump. 15
Spectral feature anomaliesp. 20
The technique of classificationp. 22
Automated classificationp. 25
Auxiliariesp. 25
Spectral classification systemsp. 31
The Harvard systemp. 31
Later developments of the Harvard systemp. 34
The Yerkes systemp. 36
Later developments of the Yerkes systemp. 40
Possible extensions of the Yerkes systemp. 41
Classification at higher plate factorsp. 42
Photometric classificationp. 48
Stellar photometryp. 48
Accuracy of measuresp. 56
Color indicesp. 57
Photometric systemsp. 58
Choice of passbandsp. 59
Interstellar effectsp. 61
Interpretation of measuresp. 66
Spectrophotometryp. 69
Auxiliariesp. 69
Photometric systemsp. 73
The UBV systemp. 73
The uvby systemp. 82
Comparison of classification methodsp. 93
Problem solving capabilityp. 93
Information contentp. 95
Physical parameters and classificationp. 96
Introductionp. 100
O-type starsp. 105
Normal starsp. 105
Of starsp. 114
Oe starsp. 116
Wolf-Rayet starsp. 117
Subluminous WR starsp. 127
UV bright stars = AHB stars = HL starsp. 128
O-type subdwarfsp. 130
B-type starsp. 136
Normal starsp. 136
Be starsp. 151
B[e] starsp. 164
CNO starsp. 165
Helium abnormal starsp. 167
Bp and Ap starsp. 173
Runaway starsp. 188
Blue stragglersp. 190
B-type subdwarfsp. 191
'sn' starsp. 195
[beta] Cep stars = [beta] CMa starsp. 195
P Cyg starsp. 196
Hydrogen deficient early type starsp. 197
A-type starsp. 205
Normal starsp. 205
Am starsp. 217
[delta] Scu and [delta] Del starsp. 226
[lambda] Boo starsp. 227
Horizontal branch starsp. 229
A-shell and Ae starsp. 234
Herbig Ae/Be starsp. 237
F-type starsp. 241
Normal starsp. 241
Fp and Fm starsp. 250
H and K emission line stars and related objectsp. 251
Weak line starsp. 257
Subdwarfsp. 262
High velocity starsp. 268
G-type starsp. 275
Normal starsp. 275
Barium starsp. 289
CN anomalous starsp. 297
CH anomalous starsp. 301
T Tau and related starsp. 306
K-type starsp. 316
Normal starsp. 316
Carbon and related starsp. 328
Composite spectra stars and related objectsp. 343
M-type starsp. 350
Normal starsp. 350
S-type and related starsp. 364
Flare and related starsp. 372
Brown dwarfsp. 374
Degeneratesp. 377
White dwarfsp. 377
ZZ Ceti starsp. 393
Further developmentsp. 395
Incorporation of new informationp. 395
Groupings of superior orderp. 398
The future of classification methodsp. 405
Indexp. 408
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ISBN: 9780521389969
ISBN-10: 0521389968
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 24th September 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 19.3  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.74

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