Masers as Astronomical Tools

  • Moshe Elitzur
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 170)


Maser radiation provides an intense, collimated beacon that can serve as a probe for the source in which it was produced and the medium in which it is propagating. Some of the probed properties can be deduced even without modeling of the maser process itself. In such cases maser radiation provides a general astronomical tool, employed in the analysis of properties altogether unrelated to maser action per se. This final chapter describes some of the studies that utilized masers in such a general manner.


Proper Motion Galactic Center Asymptotic Giant Branch Circumstellar Disk Galactic Rotation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Elitzur
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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