A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud

  • Brian Harold May

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Brian Harold May
    Pages 1-39
  3. Brian Harold May
    Pages 77-104
  4. Brian Harold May
    Pages 149-160
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 161-215

About this book


The Zodiacal Light, that misty diffuse cone of light seen in the West after Sunset and the East before Sunrise, is a beautiful and intriguing phenomenon. Even though everyone can enjoy the sight from a suitably dark location, it is poorly understood, and has been the subject of relatively little research. Brian May began his research into the subject in 1970, and was finally awarded his PhD in 2007, after a hiatus of more than 30 years pursuing his other career as guitarist with his rock band Queen. This book is Brian’s thesis, and as such presents the results of his research for astronomers.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Brian Harold May
    • 1
  1. 1.Astrophysics Group Department of PhysicsImperial CollegeLondonUK

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