New Light on Dark Stars

Red Dwarfs, Low-Mass Stars, Brown Dwarfs

  • I. Neill Reid
  • Suzanne L. Hawley

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Pages 147-184
  3. Pages 185-235
  4. Pages 237-288
  5. Pages 403-455
  6. Pages 493-539
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 541-565

About this book

Introduction

There has been very considerable progress in research into low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets during the past few years, particularly since the fist edtion of this book was published in 2000. In this new edtion the authors present a comprehensive review of both the astrophysical nature of individual red dwarf and brown dwarf stars and their collective statistical properties as an important Galactic stellar population. Chapters dealing with the observational properies of low-mass dwarfs, the stellar mass function and extrasolar planets have been completely revised. Other chapters have been significantly revised and updated as appropriate, including important new material on observational techniques, stellar acivity, the Galactic halo and field star surveys. The authors detail the many discoveries of new brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets made since publication of the first edition of the book and provide a state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of very low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets, including both the latest observational results and theoretical work.

Keywords

dwarf stars extrasolar planets low mass stars star stellar

Authors and affiliations

  • I. Neill Reid
    • 1
  • Suzanne L. Hawley
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27610-6
  • Copyright Information Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25124-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27610-4
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