© 2003

Observer’s Guide To Stellar Evolution

The Birth, Life and Death of Stars

  • Authors
  • Introduces the theory of stellar evolution through practical observation of stars

  • Accessible to every amateur astronomer, regardless of background knowledge

  • Mathematics is not ignored, but is presented in 'boxes' that readers can skip over if they prefer


Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mike Inglis
    Pages 1-68
  3. Mike Inglis
    Pages 69-119
  4. Mike Inglis
    Pages 121-167
  5. Mike Inglis
    Pages 169-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-236

About this book


Stellar evolution - the birth, development and death of stars - is central to our current understanding of astronomy. This area of astrophysics is often portrayed as being difficult and mathematical, but Mike Inglis brings it to life in a unique way, combining a step-by-step introduction with suggestions for making practical observations of stars at different stages in their evolution. Every amateur astronomer - regardless of their current level of knowledge - will find this book fascinating and informative.


astronomy deep-sky and stars observational stars stellar

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Observer’s Guide To Stellar Evolution
  • Book Subtitle The Birth, Life and Death of Stars
  • Authors Mike Inglis
  • Series Title Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-85233-465-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-0059-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-9756
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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