Hubble Vision: Astronomy with the Hubble Space Telescope by Carolyn Collins Petersen & John C. Brandt

Hubble Vision: Astronomy with the Hubble Space Telescope by Carolyn Collins Petersen & John C. Brandt lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Cambridge University Press, 1995, Paperback.

Contains a glossary of terms. A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: Since its refurbishment in December 1993, the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed spectacular and intriguing details in every object it has turned its acute gaze upon. What discoveries has the HST made so far? How does this telescope actually work? And what is the scientific mission of the HST? This lavishly illustrated volume is the first to answer these questions in a complete review of the most exciting science to come from the Hubble Space Telescope.

A superb collection of dramatic images taken by the HST is supported by a lively and informative, but nontechnical, guide to what these images tell us about our colourful and intricate universe.

Beginning with an outline of the scientific goal of the HST, we are led through the excitement of its launch, the dismay after deployment, and relief on refitting. Then, following a clear explanation of just how the HST makes its observations, our exploration of the universe begins. We are presented with fairly familiar objects such as planets, star clusters and supernovae but in detail never previously seen, as well as exotic objects such as black holes, active galactic nuclei, peculiar stars, optical jets and gravitational lenses that have eluded astronomers until quite recently.

From the local Solar System and nearby stars, to the most distant quasars and early universe, this highly illustrated volume presents a penetrating and colourful view of the universe as never seen before. HUBBLE VISION will capture the imagination of all those interested in the astronomical quest of understanding our universe from the general reader and amateur astronomer through to the professional scientist.

Very Good.

[XX] 252 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 9½”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Astrology category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!


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