Advanced Amateur Astronomy / Edition 2

Advanced Amateur Astronomy / Edition 2

by Gerald North
     
 

For the amateur astronomer who is bored with constellation spotting and elementary observing, this indispensable guide will put new zest into nights under starlit skies. It takes the observer onto more detailed and advanced practical work in astronomy,with chapters on astrophotography, electronic imaging, spectroscopy and radio astronomy. The specialised knowledge is… See more details below

Overview

For the amateur astronomer who is bored with constellation spotting and elementary observing, this indispensable guide will put new zest into nights under starlit skies. It takes the observer onto more detailed and advanced practical work in astronomy,with chapters on astrophotography, electronic imaging, spectroscopy and radio astronomy. The specialised knowledge is applied to the full range of celestial bodies accessible by telescope: the solar system, stars and galaxies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574075
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
1Telescope optics1
2Atmosphere, seeing, magnification and eyepieces27
3Telescope hardware and adjustments42
4Astrophotography with the camera79
5Astrophotography through the telescope105
6Electronic imaging132
7The Moon157
8The terrestrial planets180
9The gas-giant planets201
10Asteroids, comets, meteors and aurorae221
11The Sun249
12Variable stars and novae275
13Methods of photometry292
14Double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and supernovae314
15Spectroscopy334
16Radio astronomy365
17Further information379
Appendix: Useful formulae394
Index396

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