The Resource A view of the universe, David Malin

A view of the universe, David Malin

Label
A view of the universe
Title
A view of the universe
Statement of responsibility
David Malin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This lavishly illustrated exploration of the Universe will appeal to anyone who has looked at the night sky with awe or tried to photograph it. The world's foremost astronomical photographer, David Malin, presents the finest collection of colour photographs of nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and clusters of galaxies ever assembled. Sixty of the colour photographs are published here for the first time
  • Malin weaves a lucid and highly informative description of each picture into a well-rounded view of our colourful Universe. After describing the advances made in astronomy through photography, he launches on a magnificent tour of the Universe, as seen through his camera lens. The constellation Orion, the star clouds of the Milky Way, and the glittering stars of the Jewel Box cluster introduce the starry realms
  • Swirls of gas clouds beckon in the next chapter, where reflection nebulae are gloriously displayed. The story of star formation then unfolds, followed in another chapter by the life history of the stars, and concluding with spectacular pictures of supernova remnants. Leaving our Galaxy, Malin guides us to the Magellanic Clouds, giant active galaxies, interacting galaxies, and remote clusters in the far reaches of the cosmos. The photographs have been taken with some of the world's finest optical telescopes and printed using special photographic techniques
  • In this visual treat, the astronomical objects are seen in their natural colours, much as they would appear if the eye were a thousand times more sensitive. This stunning portfolio is accompanied by non-technical captions and a lucid text written to captivate the general reader
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malin, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB121
LC item number
.M34 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomical photography
  • Color photography
  • Astronomie
  • Atlas
  • Photographie
  • Astronomical photography
  • Color photography
  • Astrofotografie
  • Astronomia
  • Photographie en couleurs
  • Astronomie
  • Photographie astronomique
  • Astrophotographie
  • Astronomie
  • Einführung
Label
A view of the universe, David Malin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Night and day. Names and magnitudes -- 1. From Microscope to Telescope. A chemical career. Photography and microscopy. Unsharp masking. Off to Australia. Photographic amplification and addition. Service observing and colour photography -- 2. The Rise of Astronomy and Photography. The limits of darkness. The captured image -- 3. Things to See and Do in the Dark. The daytime sky. The sunset. Photographing the sky at night. Star trails -- 4. The Milky Way and the Colours of the Stars. Discovering star colours. Revealing the colours of the stars. The colours of galaxies. A look around in the Milky Way -- 5. Astronomical Reflections. Introduction. Dust, gas and reflection nebulae. Interstellar de-blueing. Sources of interstellar dust -- 6. Where Stars Are Born. Star-forming regions in Sagittarius. The Orion region. A gallery of star-forming regions. The Eta Carinae region. Star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud -- 7. Mass Loss and the Life and Death of Stars. The Sun. Mass loss from distant stars
  • Eta Carinae. Enormous stars and massive mass loss. Red giants and planetary nebulae. Supernova! Globular clusters -- 8. Galaxies. The Magellanic Clouds and the Local Group. Beyond the local group. Peculiar galaxies. Clusters of galaxies. The most distant view. Dark matter -- Appendix About the Photographs. Technical details of the astronomical photographs. Notes to the Appendix. The people who took the plates -- Unsharp masking -- Photographic amplification -- Combined techniques, image addition and subtraction -- Hypersensitisation -- Colour photography -- General scientific articles and reviews -- Popular articles -- Journal abbreviations
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780933346666
Lccn
92046469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27186135
  • (OCoLC)ocm27186135
Label
A view of the universe, David Malin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Night and day. Names and magnitudes -- 1. From Microscope to Telescope. A chemical career. Photography and microscopy. Unsharp masking. Off to Australia. Photographic amplification and addition. Service observing and colour photography -- 2. The Rise of Astronomy and Photography. The limits of darkness. The captured image -- 3. Things to See and Do in the Dark. The daytime sky. The sunset. Photographing the sky at night. Star trails -- 4. The Milky Way and the Colours of the Stars. Discovering star colours. Revealing the colours of the stars. The colours of galaxies. A look around in the Milky Way -- 5. Astronomical Reflections. Introduction. Dust, gas and reflection nebulae. Interstellar de-blueing. Sources of interstellar dust -- 6. Where Stars Are Born. Star-forming regions in Sagittarius. The Orion region. A gallery of star-forming regions. The Eta Carinae region. Star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud -- 7. Mass Loss and the Life and Death of Stars. The Sun. Mass loss from distant stars
  • Eta Carinae. Enormous stars and massive mass loss. Red giants and planetary nebulae. Supernova! Globular clusters -- 8. Galaxies. The Magellanic Clouds and the Local Group. Beyond the local group. Peculiar galaxies. Clusters of galaxies. The most distant view. Dark matter -- Appendix About the Photographs. Technical details of the astronomical photographs. Notes to the Appendix. The people who took the plates -- Unsharp masking -- Photographic amplification -- Combined techniques, image addition and subtraction -- Hypersensitisation -- Colour photography -- General scientific articles and reviews -- Popular articles -- Journal abbreviations
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780933346666
Lccn
92046469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27186135
  • (OCoLC)ocm27186135

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