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Stellar Classification

  • R. F. Garrison
  • M. Golay
  • J. Clariá
  • A. Heck
  • N. Houk
  • T. Lloyd-Evans
  • D. J. MacConnell
  • E. H. Olsen
  • A. Slettebak
  • V. Straižys
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUT)

Abstract

Stellar Classification is an important activity for astronomers, since it provides “systems” for comparison with new types of stars. A good classification scheme can be used cannily to segregate “peculiar” objects and to gain insight into the processes which generate “normal” objects. Eventually, when there are enough objects in a given “peculiar” class, the definition of “normal” can be extended to include them. Through the process of classification, prototypes can be isolated for detailed study, providing a short-cut to the lengthy process of studying all stars in detail. Thus, classification of stars and maintenance of the reference frames are important on-going processes in astronomy.

Classification Stellaire

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© International Astronomical Union 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Garrison
  • M. Golay
  • J. Clariá
  • A. Heck
  • N. Houk
  • T. Lloyd-Evans
  • D. J. MacConnell
  • E. H. Olsen
  • A. Slettebak
  • V. Straižys

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