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Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description This is the definitive treatment of the phenomenology of galaxies–a clear and comprehensive volume that takes full account of the extraordinary recent advances in the field.

Galactic Astronomy : James Binney :

It will be invaluable to researchers and is accessible to any student who has a background in undergraduate asfronomy. The book draws on observations both of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and of external galaxies. The two sources are complementary, since the former tends to be highly detailed but difficult to interpret, while the latter is typically poorer in quality but conceptually simpler to understand.


Binney and Merrifield introduce all astronomical concepts necessary to understand the properties of galaxies, including coordinate systems, magnitudes and colors, the phenomenology of stars, the theory of stellar and chemical evolution, and the measurement of astronomical distances.

The book’s core covers the phenomenology of external galaxies, star clusters in the Milky Way, the interstellar media of external galaxies, gas in the Milky Way, the structure and kinematics of the stellar components of the Milky Way, and the kinematics of external galaxies.

Galactic Astronomy

Throughout, the book emphasizes the observational basis for current understanding of galactic astronomy, with references to the original literature. Offering both new information and a comprehensive view of its subject, it will be an indispensable source for professionals, as well as for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The Best Books of Check out the top bineny of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Looking for beautiful books?

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Binney and Merrifield: Galactic Astronomy: Contents

Galactic Dynamics James Binney. Galactic Astronomy James Binney. Plasma Physics for Astrophysics Russell M. Stellar Spectral Classification Richard O.

Exoplanet Atmospheres Sara Seager. High-Energy Astrophysics Fulvio Melia. Theory of Stellar Atmospheres Ivan Hubeny. Active Galactic Nuclei Julian H. Theory of Stellar Pulsation. Supernovae and Nucleosynthesis David Arnett.

Exoplanetary Atmospheres Kevin Heng. Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics John N. Electromagnetic Processes Robert J. Table of contents Preface 1Galaxies: Gravitational deflection of light B.

Important astronomical catalogs C.

Richardson-Lucy deconvolution D. Useful numbers References Index show more.

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