Astrophysical DataCode: STE0720
Uitgever: Springer Verlag
Uitgegeven: January, 1992
This volume collects reference information for astronomers and astrophysicists, ranging from fundamental physical constants to orbital data for selected asteroids. For the Earth and planets, it includes, for example, data on mass, orbits and atmospheres. There are chapters on the Sun, on stars in general, on bright and nearby stars, and on Wolf-Rayet stars. On a large scale, there are data on star clusters and associations, on region of star formation and other nebulae of various kinds. Finally, the book includes chapters on dwarf stars, pulsars, interacting binaries, symbiotic stars, supernovae remnants and X-ray and gamma-ray sources. This dictionary/encyclopaedia on fundamental astrophysics, extragalactic objects, cosmology and cosmogony is intended for students and researchers in astronomy and astrophysics.