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David

Darling

STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS

  • accretion
  • accretion disk
  • ambipolar diffusion
  • astroseismology
  • asymmetric drift
  • asymptotic giant branch

  • Baade-Wesselink method
  • Bailey types
  • beat Cepheid
  • Becklin-Neugebauer Object
  • bipolar flow
  • Blaauw mechanism
  • black dwarf
  • black hole
  • Blazhko effect
  • blue giant
  • blue horizontal-branch star
  • blue straggler
  • blue supergiant
  • brown dwarf
  • bump Cepheid

  • carbon burning
  • carbon star
  • carbon-nitrogen cycle
  • Cepheid variable
  • Chandrasekhar limit
  • circumstellar maser
  • close binary
  • color excess
  • color index
  • color-magnitude diagram
  • combined magnitude
  • common-envelope star
  • convective envelope
  • convective overshoot
  • corona

  • degenerate star
  • differential rotation

  • Eddington limit
  • entrainment
  • envelope
  • extreme horizontal branch star

  • final helium flash object
  • flare
  • flare star
  • flickering
  • Fokker-Planck equation

  • gamma-ray burst
  • giant branch
  • giant star
  • glitch
  • gravitational instability

  • halo population
  • Hayashi track
  • heavy element
  • helium burning
  • helium flash
  • helium shell flash
  • Henyey track
  • Herbig Ae/Be star
  • Hertzsprung Gap
  • horizontal branch
  • Hertzspung-Russell diagram
  • hot spot
  • hydrogen burning
  • hydrostatic equilibrium
  • hypergiant
  • hypernova

  • instability strip
  • interacting binary
  • intermediate population star
  • interstellar distances
  • intrinsic color index
  • inverse P Cygni profile

  • Jean's length
  • jet

  • Kelvin-Helmholtz contraction
  • Kramer's law

  • light curve
  • light element
  • lithium depletion boundary
  • luminosity class

  • magnetar
  • magnetic cataclysmic variable
  • main sequence
  • main-sequence fitting
  • mass function
  • mass loss
  • mass transfer
  • mass-luminosity relation
  • mass-luminosity-radius relation
  • mass-radius relation
  • microquasar
  • millisecond pulsar
  • molecular cloud
  • Morgan-Keenan classification

  • neutron star
  • neutronium
  • non-radial pulsation
  • nova
  • nucleosynthesis

  • OB star
  • Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit
  • overcontact binary

  • P Cygni profile
  • period-age relation
  • period-luminosity relation
  • period-mass relation
  • period-spectra relation
  • planetary nebula
  • population
  • Population I
  • Population II
  • Population III
  • population types
  • p-process
  • pre-main-sequence object
  • proton-proton chain
  • protoplanetary nebula
  • pulsar
  • pulsar timing noise
  • pulsar wind nebula
  • pulsating variable

  • radial pulsation
  • red dwarf
  • red giant
  • red giant tip
  • red supergiant
  • regenerated disk
  • relaxation
  • Roche lobe
  • r-process
  • RR Lyrae star

  • Salpeter function
  • Schonberg-Chandrasekhar limit
  • Schwarzschild radius
  • shell burning
  • shell star
  • soft gamma repeater
  • source
  • speckle interferometry
  • spectral type
  • spin-down
  • Spitzer-Schwarzschild mechanism
  • s-process
  • standard candle
  • standard star
  • star
  • star streaming
  • starquake
  • stars, evolution
  • stars, lifetimes
  • stars, masses
  • stars, numbers
  • stars, sizes
  • stars, temperatures
  • stellar atmosphere
  • stellar wind
  • subdwarf
  • subgiant
  • subluminous star
  • superflare
  • supergiant
  • super-hump
  • supernova
  • supernova imposter
  • super-outburst
  • symbiotic star

  • triple-alpha process
  • T Tauri star
  • turnoff point

  • UBV system
  • Urca process
  • UV Ceti star

  • variable star
  • velocity curve
  • velocity dispersion
  • Vogt-Russell theorem

  • white dwarf
  • Wolf-Rayet star

  • X-ray binary
  • X-ray burst
  • X-ray jet variable
  • X-ray nova
  • X-ray pulsar

  • young stellar object

  • zero-age main sequence