Cambridge illustrated dictionary of astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton

By Jacqueline Mitton

Beautifully-illustrated dictionary; an important consultant to the universe for astronomers of every age.

Show description

Read Online or Download Cambridge illustrated dictionary of astronomy PDF

Similar astronomy & astrophysics books

Galaxies in Turmoil: The Active and Starburst Galaxies and the Black Holes That Drive Them

The purpose of this e-book is to supply an updated account of lively galaxies that's acceptable to the history wisdom of novice astronomers, yet may additionally be picked-up and skim for curiosity through any reader with a systematic bent. lively galaxies (including Quasars, QSOs, Radio galaxies, BL Lacs, Blazars, LINERS, ULIRGS, Seyfert galaxies, Starburst galaxies, N galaxies, and so forth.

Discovering the Universe

Gaining knowledge of the Universe is the bestselling short textual content for descriptive one-term astronomy classes (especially people with no arithmetic prerequisites). Carried alongside by means of the book's vivid major topic, "the technique of clinical discovery," the 8th version furthers the book’s legacy for providing thoughts truly and competently whereas supplying all of the pedagogical instruments to make the educational technique memorable.

Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too!: Replicating the Work of the Great Observers

You can even keep on with within the steps of the nice astronomers equivalent to Hipparchus, Galileo, Kepler and Hubble, who all contributed loads to our smooth realizing of the cosmos. This e-book supplies the coed oramateur astronomer the next instruments to copy a few of these seminal observations from their very own homes:With your personal eyes: Use your individual observations and measurements to find and ensure the phenomena of the seasons, the analemma and the equation of time, the good judgment at the back of celestial coordinates, or even the precession of the equinoxes.

Astrophysics update 2

«Astrophysics Updates» is meant to serve the knowledge wishes astronomers and postgraduate scholars approximately components of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology which are wealthy and energetic examine spheres. Observational tools and the newest result of astronomical learn are provided in addition to their theoretical foundations and interrelations.

Extra resources for Cambridge illustrated dictionary of astronomy

Sample text

The massive central star of the nebula is blowing off a fast ä stellar wind. The ‘‘bubble’’ marks where the stellar wind encounters the surrounding interstellar medium. 338 Budrosa An asteroid of the rare metallic type discovered in 1892 by Auguste Charlois. 9 AU from the Sun. Bug Nebula A name given to the ä bipolar nebula NGC 6302 in the constellation Scorpius. The star assumed to be at the center is not visible, but gas can be seen streaming out of the hot central region with speeds up to 400 km/s (over 2000 mph).

The prisms also makes the image upright, rather than inverted as it is in an astronomical telescope. g. 10 · 40). bipolar nebula A luminous nebula consisting of two lobes pointing in opposite directions. Any nebula of this shape may be called ‘‘bipolar,’’ but this term is most often used for a group of nebulae that are intense sources of infrared radiation. They are thought to harbor a bright star that is completely concealed by a dense ring of dust and gas around its equator. The dust emits in the infrared because it is heated to a temperature of a few hundred degrees by the radiation from the star.

Observations made from space revealed a vast hydrogen cloud surrounding the head and tail measuring 13 million km in the direction parallel to the tail. BepiColombo A spacecraft that the European Space Agency proposes to place in a polar orbit around Mercury in order to map and survey the planet with a variety of remote sensing instruments. The projected launch date is 2012. The mission is named in honor of the Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe Colombo (1920–84) who suggested the trajectory ä Mariner 10 should follow past Mercury in 1974–75.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 43 votes