By Jack Martin
Are you prepared for a unique means of the celebs? do you need to appreciate extra approximately what you're seeing via your telescope?
Painstakingly researched, with the knowledge compiled over decades by means of the writer (an beginner astronomer for forty five years), this useful simple pocket-sized box atlas comprises the spectra (spectral diagrams) of over seventy three vibrant stars within the northern hemisphere and is meant to be used via different amateurs, scholars, and academic associations as an advent to the interesting and significant technological know-how of stellar spectroscopy.
Professional atlases are way more complicated. earlier, not anything was once on hand at an novice point. This publication fills a huge hole because the first beginner spectroscopic atlas to be released. The reader won't have to have any earlier wisdom of the topic or figuring out of complicated arithmetic with a view to use this publication. Written in simple English and with out tricky equations, it may make the topic obtainable to somebody. it could actually even function a advisor to the celebs at astronomy membership conferences or megastar events.
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A Spectroscopic Atlas of Bright Stars: A Pocket Field Guide by Jack Martin