Allen’s Astrophysical Quantities

  • Arthur N. Cox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Arthur N. Cox
    Pages 1-5
  3. Arthur N. Cox
    Pages 7-25
  4. Werner Däppen
    Pages 27-51
  5. Charles Cowley, Wolfgang L. Wiese, Jeffrey Fuhr, Ludmila A. Kuznetsova
    Pages 53-93
  6. J. J. Keady, D. P. Kilcrease
    Pages 95-120
  7. Robert M. Hjellming
    Pages 121-141
  8. A. T. Tokunaga
    Pages 143-167
  9. Terry J. Teays
    Pages 169-182
  10. Frederick D. Seward
    Pages 183-206
  11. R. E. Lingenfelter, R. E. Rothschild
    Pages 207-238
  12. Gerald Schubert, Richard L. Walterscheid
    Pages 239-292
  13. David J. Tholen, Victor G. Tejfel, Arthur N. Cox
    Pages 293-313
  14. Richard P. Binzel, Martha S. Hanner, Duncan I. Steel
    Pages 315-337
  15. Sun
    William C. Livingston
    Pages 339-380
  16. John S. Drilling, Arlo U. Landolt
    Pages 381-396
  17. J. Donald Fernie
    Pages 397-427
  18. W. M. Sparks, S. G. Starrfield, E. M. Sion, S. N. Shore, G. Chanmugam, R. F. Webbink
    Pages 429-450
  19. J. Craig Wheeler, Stefano Benetti
    Pages 451-469
  20. Gerard F. Gilmore, Michael Zeilik
    Pages 471-497
  21. Arthur N. Cox, Stephen A. Becker, W. Dean Pesnell
    Pages 499-522
  22. John S. Mathis
    Pages 523-544
  23. Hugh C. Harris, William E. Harris
    Pages 545-567
  24. Virginia Trimble
    Pages 569-583
  25. Belinda J. Wilkes
    Pages 585-611
  26. Neta A. Bahcall
    Pages 613-642
  27. Douglas Scott, Joseph Silk, Edward W. Kolb, Michael S. Turner
    Pages 643-666
  28. Alan D. Fiala, William F. van Altena, Stephen T. Ridgway, Roger W. Sinnott
    Pages 667-699
  29. Back Matter
    Pages 701-721

About this book


This new, fourth, edition of Allen's classic Astrophysical Quantities belongs on every astronomer's bookshelf. It has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date by a team of more than ninety internationally renowned astronomers and astrophysicists. While it follows the basic format of the original, this indispensable reference has grown to more than twice the size of the earlier editions to accommodate the great strides made in astronomy and astrophysics. It includes detailed tables of the most recent data on: - General constants and units - Atoms, molecules, and spectra - Observational astronomy at all wavelengths from radio to gamma-rays, and neutrinos - Planetary astronomy: Earth, planets and satellites, and solar system small bodies - The Sun, normal stars, and stars with special characteristics - Stellar populations - Cataclysmic and symbiotic variables, supernovae - Theoretical stellar evolution - Circumstellar and interstellar material - Star clusters, galaxies, quasars, and active galactic nuclei - Clusters and groups of galaxies - Cosmology. As well as much explanatory material and extensive and up-to-date bibliographies.


active galactic nuclei astronomy cosmology earth galaxy planet Population quasar quasars solar system star star cluster stellar evolution sun Supernova

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur N. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos National Laboratory MS B288Los AlamosUSA

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