Lecture Notes in Physics

Cartography of the Sun and the Stars

Editors: Rozelot, Jean-Pierre, Neiner, Coralie (Eds.)

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  • Presents insights into how to image and map the surface of stars
  • Covers a diverse set of skills, analysis techniques and advanced modeling required for mapping the surface of stars
  • Highlights techniques used for mapping the surfaces of stars using photometry made by space observatories
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The mapping of the surface of stars requires diverse skills, analysis techniques and advanced modeling, i.e. the collaboration of scientists in various specialties. This volume gives insights into new techniques allowing for the first time to obtain resolved images of stars. It takes stock of what has been achieved so far in Chile, on the ESO VLTI instrument or, in the States, on the CHARA instrument.
In recent times interferometry, combined with adaptive optics has allowed to reconstruct images of stars. Besides the Sun (of course) by now five stars have been resolved in detail. In addition to interferometry, this book highlights techniques used for mapping the surfaces of stars using photometry made by space observatories; Zeeman- and Doppler Imaging; mapping the surface element abundances via spectroscopy. This book will also take stock of the best images of the  solar surface, made by connecting the differential rotation to the underlying physical parameters derived from helioseismology. Recent measurements of flattening of the solar surface by SDO showed that the Sun’s shape is linked to the rotation of the core. It is shown how such a result is generalizable to the stars.

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“The book’s strengths are in the juxtaposition of stellar and solar imaging and the quality of its nine chapters. … Cartography of the Sun and the Stars is a fine resource for graduate students and postdocs or for anyone interested in this important developing field for which the best is yet to come. ” (Harold A. McAlister, The Observatory, Vol. 137 (1256), February, 2017)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Reconstructing Images in Astrophysics, an Inverse Problem Point of View

    Theys, Céline (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Reconstruction of Solar Subsurfaces by Local Helioseismology

    Kosovichev, Alexander G. (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Imaging Surface Spots from Space-Borne Photometry

    Lanza, A. F.

    Pages 43-68

  • Reconstruction of Thermal and Magnetic Field Structure of the Solar Subsurface Through Helioseismology

    Hiremath, K. M.

    Pages 69-99

  • Physical Processes Leading to Surface Inhomogeneities: The Case of Rotation

    Rieutord, Michel

    Pages 101-125

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cartography of the Sun and the Stars
Editors
  • Jean-Pierre Rozelot
  • Coralie Neiner
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
914
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24151-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24151-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-24149-4
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 206
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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