A Spectroscopic Atlas of Bright Stars

A Pocket Field Guide

  • Jack┬áMartin

Part of the Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide book series (ASTROPOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jack Martin
      Pages 3-10
    3. Jack Martin
      Pages 11-11
    4. Jack Martin
      Pages 13-14
    5. Jack Martin
      Pages 15-21
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 18-18
    2. Jack Martin
      Pages 25-169
    3. Jack Martin
      Pages 171-175
    4. Jack Martin
      Pages 177-179
    5. Jack Martin
      Pages 181-188
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 189-205

About this book


Are you ready for a different way of looking at the stars? Do you want to understand more about what you are seeing through your telescope?

Painstakingly researched, with the data compiled over many years by the author (an amateur astronomer for 45 years), this handy user-friendly pocket-sized field atlas contains the spectra (spectral diagrams) of over 73 bright stars in the northern hemisphere and is intended for use by other amateurs, students, and educational institutions as an introduction to the fascinating and important science of stellar spectroscopy.

Professional atlases are far more complex. Until now, nothing was available at an amateur level. This book fills an important gap as the first amateur spectroscopic atlas to be published. The reader will not need to have any prior knowledge of the subject or understanding of complex mathematics in order to use this book. Written in plain English and without difficult equations, it can make the subject accessible to anyone. It can even serve as a guide to the stars at astronomy club meetings or star parties.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jack┬áMartin
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUnited Kingdom

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