Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Living Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso

Star Counts

  • William M. Irvine
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_1500-3

Definition

Counting the number of stars per unit area on the sky, when compared to the equivalent “star count” in an adjacent region of the sky, can illustrate the presence of extinction by interstellar dust.

See Also

Keywords

Unit Area Bioorganic Chemistry Adjacent Region Interstellar Dust Star Count 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA