Starlight

An Introduction to Stellar Physics for Amateurs

Author: Keith Robinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441907080

Category: Science

Page: 277

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This is a book about the physics of stars and starlight. The story of starlight is truly fascinating. Astronomers analyze and interpret the light from stars using photometry and spectroscopy, then inspirational detective work combines with the laws of physics to reveal the temperatures, masses, luminosities and outer structure of these far away points of light. The laws of physics themselves enable us to journey to the very center of a star and to understand its inner structure and source of energy! Starlight provides an in-depth study of stellar astrophysics that requires only basic high school mathematics and physics, making it accessible to all amateur astronomers. Starlight teaches amateur astronomers about the physics of stars and starlight in a friendly, easy-to-read way. The reader will take away a profoundly deeper understanding of this truly fascinating subject – and find his practical observations more rewarding and fulfilling as a result.
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The Measurement of Starlight

Two Centuries of Astronomical Photometry

Author: J. B. Hearnshaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521403931

Category: Science

Page: 511

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Astronomical photometry is the science of measuring the brightness and colors of stars and other celestial objects. This authoritative volume traces the fascinating historical development of astronomical photometry from visual techniques at the time of William Herschel in the 1780s to the birth of photometry with charge-coupled devices in the 1970s. In this intriguing survey, the author shows how the advent of new technology has revolutionized the science of photometry at each stage of its development, and what dramatic advances have been achieved despite several major disasters--especially in the practice of photographic photometry. This book also clearly illustrates the critical relationship between the development of a science and the technology it uses.
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Starlight Comes Home

Author: Janet Muirhead Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971416161

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

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As Miranda Stevens turns thirteen, still caught up with horses, change is in the air as her mother is expecting a child, boys begin to show an interest in her, and seventeen-year-old Rose Marie is coming to stay with Laurie.
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Unravelling Starlight

William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy

Author: Barbara J. Becker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497251

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Challenging traditional accounts of the origins of astrophysics, this book presents the first scholarly biography of nineteenth-century English amateur astronomer William Huggins (1824–1910). A pioneer in adapting the spectroscope to new astronomical purposes, William Huggins rose to scientific prominence in London and transformed professional astronomy to become a principal founder of the new science of astrophysics. The author re-examines his life and career, exploring unpublished notebooks, correspondence and research projects to expose the boldness of this scientific entrepreneur. While Sir William Huggins is the main focus of the book, the involvement of Lady Margaret Lindsay Huggins (1848–1915) in her husband's research is examined, where it may have been previously overlooked or obscured. Written in an engaging style, this book has broad appeal and will be valuable to scientists, students and anyone interested in the history of astronomy.
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The Analysis of Starlight

One Hundred and Fifty Years of Astronomical Spectroscopy

Author: J. B. Hearnshaw

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521399166

Category: Science

Page: 531

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This book presents a detailed pedagogical account of the equation of state and its applications in several important and fast growing topics in theoretical physics, chemistry and engineering. This book is the storv of the analysis of starlight by astronomical spectroscopy. It describes the development of the subject from the time of Joseph Fraunhofer, who, in 1814, used a telescope-mounted prism to observe the spectral light emitted from several bright stars. He discovered that light was missing at certain colours (wavelengths) in the starlight, and these so-called spectral lines were subsequently shown to hold clues to the nature of the stars themselves. The book explains how the classification of stars using their line spectra developed into a major branch of astronomy whilst new methods in astrophysics made possible the approximate quantitative analysis of spectral lines in the 1920s and 1930s. After the Second World War these techniques were considerably improved when computers were programmed to model the structure of the outer layers of stars. Basic concepts in spectroscopy and spectral analysis are also covered and. finally. Dr Hearnshaw comments on the stellar spectroscopy of some individual star.
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Starlight 1

Author: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780312862152

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Gathers original stories that explore the excitement, invention, and sense of play that were once an integral part of science fiction
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Starlight

A Novel

Author: Scott Ely

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480466808

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

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In the depths of Vietnam’s jungles, a radioman and a haunted sniper try to survive Jackson has three hundred days left in Vietnam, and he plans to spend them behind a desk, working the radio for a major in a godforsaken firebase not far from the Laos border. But one day, the reality of war visits Jackson in the form of Tom Light, a sniper whose scope is said to have the power to raise the dead. Where Light goes, ambushes follow, and so he has been cursed to wander the jungle alone, his skin growing pale, his boots replaced with sandals. Tom Light is a dangerous man to know, a spooky lost soldier who survives in spite of himself. Jackson wants to learn his secret. Hoping the master sniper can keep him safe, Jackson ventures out with Light. In the jungle they will encounter perils—some real and some hallucinatory. Can the strange sniper’s all-powerful starlight scope will them to stay alive?
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Starlight's Courage

Author: Janet Muirhead Hill

Publisher: Raven Pub

ISBN: 9780977252541

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Ten-year-old Miranda Stevens's adventures with the injured two-year-old stallion, Starlight, continue as she and the horse are both called upon to exhibit loyalty, courage, and endurance when a madman seeks revenge against the two of them.
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Starlight

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446499162

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times. They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highate with Mr Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them. Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over, a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'. He installs his wife in part of the cottages in the hope that there she will recover from an unspecified malady. With a mounting sense of fear, Gladys and Annie become convinced she is possessed by an evil spirit...
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Starlight

Author: Wendy Soria

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465349286

Category: Fiction

Page: 746

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Jeff Wynston, a mysteriously private movie star with an alcoholic past, reluctantly agrees to host a telethon for the prevention of child abuse. When Laura Stringhymn calls to inquire if ‘ritual abuse’ is included in the cause, the handsome star is thrust into a personal quest for ‘truth’, and discovers the horrific effects of ‘occult crime’ on an innocent family struggling to keep their religious standards. When offered the role of Don Quixote in Dale Wasserman’s musical, Man of La Mancha, he finds the light and courage to “dream the impossible dream, fight the unbeatable foe, and right his unrightable wrong”.
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