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The Resource The analysis of starlight : two centuries of astronomical spectroscopy, John B. Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

The analysis of starlight : two centuries of astronomical spectroscopy, John B. Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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The analysis of starlight : two centuries of astronomical spectroscopy
Title
The analysis of starlight
Title remainder
two centuries of astronomical spectroscopy
Statement of responsibility
John B. Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of the analysis of starlight by astronomical spectroscopy, spanning from Joseph Fraunhofer's discovery of spectral lines in the early nineteenth century through to around the year 2000. In addition to the key discoveries, it presents the culture and social history of stellar astrophysics by introducing the leading astronomers, their struggles, triumphs and disagreements. Basic concepts in spectroscopy and spectral analysis are included, so both observational and theoretical aspects are described, in a non-mathematical framework. This new edition covers the final decades of the twentieth century, with its major advances in stellar astrophysics: the discovery of extrasolar planets, new classes of stars and the observation of the ultraviolet spectra of stars from satellites. The in-depth coverage of the subject makes it essential reading for graduate students working in stellar spectroscopy, as well as a major reference for professional and amateur astronomers and historians of science"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Hearnshaw, J. B
Dewey number
522/.6709
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Astronomical spectroscopy
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The analysis of starlight : two centuries of astronomical spectroscopy, John B. Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn878829915
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 367 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139382779
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878829915
Label
The analysis of starlight : two centuries of astronomical spectroscopy, John B. Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn878829915
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 367 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139382779
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878829915

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