Spectroscopy: The Key to the Stars [E-Book] : Reading the Lines in Stellar Spectra / by Keith Robinson.
Robinson, Keith, (author)
New York, NY : Springer, 2007
XII, 160 p. 87 illus. online resource.
Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series
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Table of Contents:
  • Spectroscopy—A New Golden Age for Amateur Astronomy
  • The Basic Stuff—Light Radiation and Atoms
  • Behind the Lines—The Magnificent Energy Level Structure of an Atom
  • Our Old Friend the Doppler Effect
  • When Is a Spectral Line Not a Spectral Line?
  • Stellar Spectra and That Famous Mnemonic
  • Cool but not Smooth—The Molecular Spectra of Red Stars
  • Glows in the Dark—Emission Lines and Nebulae
  • Glowing Vortices—Accretion Disks
  • The P Cygni Profile and Friends
  • Spectral Magnetism—The Zeeman Effect
  • ‘How Much Gold in Them There Stars?’—The Curve of Growth.