The x-ray universe / Wallace Tucker, Riccardo Giacconi.

Title: 
The x-ray universe / Wallace Tucker, Riccardo Giacconi.

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Author/Artist: 
Tucker, Wallace H.
Publisher: 
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1985.
Description: 
viii, 201, [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Other Authors: 
Giacconi, Riccardo.
Format of Material: 
Books
Subjects: 
Bib ID: 
79041
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Archives (Non-Active)
Call Number: 
Range 16, Bay 3, Shelf 5, Mark Pendergrast research collection
Notes: 
This item is part of the Mark Pendergrast research collection.
Includes bibliography (p. [189]-193) and index.
Mark Pendergrast research collection
Focal-plane crystal spectrometer (p. 110, 111-112). Mirrors (p. 119-124). Palomar Observatory (p. 53, 139, 159, 165, 185). Includes information on various observatories and telescopes.
Contents: 
The x-ray universe --
The sensible world --
Precursors --
Pioneers --
The discovery of an x-ray star --
The riddle of the x-ray stars --
Uhuru: neutron stars and black holes --
The x-ray sky --
A telescope for x-rays --
Einstein into orbit --
First light --
Stellar coronas and supernovas --
Active galaxies and quasars --
Clusters of galaxies and the missing mass --
The cosmic x-ray background.
ISBN: 
0674962850 (alk. paper)
Series: 
Harvard books on astronomy.
The Harvard books on astronomy