Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Supernovae: Physics and Statistics

  3. Observing and Discovering Supernovae

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 203-209

About this book


Supernovae mark the deaths of massive stars or of white dwarfs in binary systems, and are unbelievably violent events. Even when they occur in galaxies millions of light years away they can be within the reach of amateur astronomers’ telescopes.

More than 400 supernovae have already been discovered by amateurs.

Supernovae and How to Observe Them is a mine of information for all levels of amateur astronomer, from relative beginners to experienced observers. Whether you are interested in the supernova physics, observing supernovae and supernova remnants, measuring their spectra or even discovering new supernovae yourself, this book provides all the information you need.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Mobberley
    • 1
  1. 1.SuffolkUK

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