Exercises in Astronomy [E-Book] : Revised and Extended Edition of “Practical Work in Elementary Astronomy” by M.G.J. Minnaert / edited by J. Kleczek.
Kleczek, J., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1987
XXIV, 340 p. online resource.
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Table of Contents:
  • The Planetary System
  • The Stars Around the North Pole
  • Spherical Triangles
  • Sun-Dials
  • The Daily Rotation of the Earth
  • Conversion of Time
  • Simple Measurements with an Altimeter
  • The Adjustment of a Telescope
  • To Point the Telescope to a Star
  • The Sextant
  • Finding Your Position at Sea
  • Precession, Aberration, Nutation
  • Lunar Eclipses
  • The Position of the Planets in their Orbits
  • The Orbit of Mars, as Determined by Kepler
  • The Three-Body Problem
  • Atmospheric Trajectory of a Meteoroid
  • Passage of an Artificial Satellite
  • Position of a Geostationary Satellite
  • Topography of the Moon
  • The Shape of Lunar Craters
  • Observation of Planets Through a Telescope
  • The Rotation of Saturn
  • The Stars
  • Solar Quantities
  • The Size of the Sun (S)
  • The Solar Constant (S)
  • The Brightness Distribution over the Sun’s Disc (L)
  • Profiles of Fraunhofer Lines (L)
  • Equivalent Width of Fraunhofer Lines (L)
  • The Curve of Growth (L)
  • Practice with MHD
  • Sunspots(S)
  • The Rotation of the Sun(L)
  • The Solar Cycle (L)
  • The Convection Cells of Bénard (L)
  • Radio Bursts after a Solar Flare (L)
  • To Draw a Constellation (S)
  • The Apparent Magnitudes of the Stars (S)
  • Photoelectric Photometry of Stellar Images (L)
  • The Atmospheric Extinction (S)
  • Stellar Spectra (L)
  • Data Retrieval in Spectroscopy
  • The Colours of the Stars (L)
  • The UBV Photometric System (L)
  • Black Body Radiation
  • Combinations of Black Bodies
  • Spectrophotometry of Stars in the Near Infrared
  • Derivation of Illuminations from Stellar Colors
  • Interstellar Extinction (L)
  • Interstellar Extinction II
  • Temperatures of Stars: Wavelength Dependent Interstellar Extinction
  • The Nearest Stars (L)
  • Stars at the Galactic Centre
  • The Motion of the Hyades (L)
  • The Mean Light Curve of a Cepheid (L)
  • Search and Determination of Periodicity
  • Properties of Pulsars and the Interstellar Medium
  • Mirages Caused by a Gravitational Lens
  • Forbidden Emission Lines — I
  • Forbidden Emission Lines — II
  • Abundance of Elements
  • The Observation of Double Stars (S)
  • The Orbit of a Visual Binary (L)
  • The Dynamical Parallax of Binaries (L)
  • The Orbit of a Spectroscopic Binary (L)
  • The Orbit of an Eclipsing Variable (L)
  • Light Changes of Eclipsing Variables and what we can Learn from them
  • The Observation of Star Clusters and Nebulae (S)
  • Open Clusters (L)
  • The Distribution of the Stars in a Globular Cluster (L)
  • Cluster Variables in a Globular Cluster (L)
  • The Milky Way (S)
  • The Spiral Structure of the Galactic Clouds, Derived from 21 cm Measurements (L)
  • Stability of Molecular Clouds
  • The High Redshift of Quasars.