Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostors

Author:   Kris Davidson ,  Roberta M. Humphreys
Publisher:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Edition:   2012
Volume:   384
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9781461422747


Pages:   330
Publication Date:   09 March 2012
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Kris Davidson ,  Roberta M. Humphreys
Publisher:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Imprint:   Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Edition:   2012
Volume:   384
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.676kg
ISBN:  

9781461422747


ISBN 10:   1461422744
Pages:   330
Publication Date:   09 March 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Eta Carinae - From 1600 to the Present.- The Company Eta Carinae Keeps - Stellar and Interstellar Content of the Carina.- The Central Star - Instability and Recovery.- The Winds of Eta Carinae and Other Very Luminous Stars.- Physics of the Inner Ejecta.- High-resolution Studies of Eta Carinae's Ejecta and Stellar Wind.- All Things Homunculus.- The Outer Ejecta.- X-ray Variability and the Secondary Star.- Eta Carinae and the Luminous Blue Variables.- The Supernova Imposters.- Instability and Mass Loss Near the Eddington Limit.- The Final Struggles of Massive Star Evolution and Their Supernovae.

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Kris Davidson is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. He received his university degrees from the California Institute of Technology and Cornell University. His research has covered a diverse group of objects distinguished by their special characteristics -- QSO's, the Crab Nebula supernova remnant, X-ray sources and pulsars, and of course eta Carinae. He is the Principal Investigator on the Hubble Space Telescope Treasury Project on eta Carinae. Roberta Humphreys is an Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. She received her degrees from Indiana University and the University of Michigan. She has received the George W. Taylor award for distinguished research at the University of Minnesota and the Alexander von Humboldt distinguished Senior Scientist Award from Germany. Her research has focused on observational studies of the most luminous and most massive stars in our Milky Way galaxy, stellar populations in nearby galaxies, and the structure of the Milky Way.

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