The Brightest Stars

Author(s): Fred Schaaf


This title includes profiles of the 100 brightest stars visible from Earth, for amateur astronomers and astronomy students.

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Acknowledgements.Introduction.Part One: Stars in the Sky.1. How Bright I s Bright?2. Meet the 1st-Magnitude Stars.3. The Locations, Yearly Motions, and Names of the Stars.4. Seeing Stars Better (Skies, Eyes, and Telescopes).Part Two: Stars in the Universe.5. Parts, Structures, Distances, and Motions in the Universe.6. The Varieties of the Stars.7. The Lives and Deaths of the Stars.Part Three: Profiles of the Brightest Stars.8. Sirius.9. Canopus.10. Alpha Centauri.11. Arcturus.12. Vega.13. Capella.14. Rigel.15. Procyon.16. Achernar.17. Betelgeuse.18. Beta Centauri.19. Beta Crucis.20. Altair.21. Aldebaran.22. Spica.23. Antares.24. Pollux.25. Fomalhaut.26. Beta Crucis.27. Deneb.28. Regulus.Appendix A. The Brightest Stars: Position, Spectral Type, Apparent and Absolute Magnitude, and Distance.Appendix B. The Brightest Stars: Spectral type, Color Index, Color, and Surface temperature.Appendix C. Midnight and 9:00 P.M. Culminations, Season of Prime Evening Visibility.Appendix D. Diameters and Masses of the Brightest Stars.Appendix E. Motions of the Brightest Stars.Appendix F. The 200 Brightest Stars.Glossary.Sources.Illustration Credits.Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471704102
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : 0.489
  • : April 2008
  • : 234mm X 190mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fred Schaaf
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 523.8
  • : 288
  • : ill