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Light Curves of Variable Stars


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List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Eruptive variables; 3. Pulsating variables; 4. Rotating variables; 5. Cataclysmic (explosive and nova-like) variables; 6. Eclipsing binary systems; 7. X-ray binaries; References; Addresses of interest; Abbreviations of constellation names; Julian dates; Compendium of variable star newsletters; Subject index; Object index.

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The most complete and up-to-date reference volume available on variable stars, their classification and properties.


'In conclusion, this is an advanced (graduate/research) level text which should belong in all astronomy libraries, and really succeeds in its declared aim.' Phil Charles, Astronomy Now ' ... an extremely useful reference guide to both graduate students and the well informed amateur.' Gary Poyner, Journal of the British Astronomical Association 'What a splendid idea! This book fills a real gap in the literature and will be required reading for all those interested in variable stars ... This book should become a standard work.' Tim Lloyd Evans, The Observatory ' ... the book does contain some of the best available plotted variable star data ... a useful reference for a wide readership.' Irish Astronomical Journal ' ... a book of great value to all interested in variable stars ... I know that I shall be referring to my copy frequently and heartily recommend it.' Albert Jones, Southern Stars '...the authors have complied a compendium of characteristic light curves to help classification...It is very handy to have all this information in one place.' American Association of Variable Star Observers Bookstore

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