Advanced Amateur Astronomy

Advanced Amateur Astronomy

by Gerald North
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748602534

ISBN-13: 9780748602537

Pub. Date: 07/28/1991

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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

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:
9780748602537
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Telescope optics; 2. Atmosphere, seeing, magnification and eyepieces; 3. Telescope hardware and adjustments; 4. Astrophotography with the camera; 5. Astrophotography through the telescope; 6. Electronic imaging; 7. The Moon; 8. The terrestrial planets; 9. The gas-giant planets; 10. Comets, asteroids, meteors and aurorae; 11. The Sun; 12. Variable stars and novae; 13. Methods of photometry; 14. Double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and supernovae; 15. Spectroscopy; 16. Radio astronomy; 17. Further information; Appendix: useful formulae.

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