The Amateur Astronomer / Edition 12

The Amateur Astronomer / Edition 12

by Patrick Moore
     
 

Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, FRS is without a doubt the world’s most widely known and respected of broadcasters on astronomy. His BBC-TV program, The Sky at Night, remains the longest-running TV program in the history of broadcasting.

For more than three decades The Amateur Astronomer has inspired generations of amateur astronomers. Almost uniquely, Patrick

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Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, FRS is without a doubt the world’s most widely known and respected of broadcasters on astronomy. His BBC-TV program, The Sky at Night, remains the longest-running TV program in the history of broadcasting.

For more than three decades The Amateur Astronomer has inspired generations of amateur astronomers. Almost uniquely, Patrick Moore has written a book that is useful to astronomers at all levels, from beginner to expert.

Appendices – completely updated in this new edition – provide extensive star, lunar and planetary maps, along with a vast amount of data and information that makes this book an essential for every amateur astronomer’s library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849969413
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 12th ed. 2006
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Publisher’s note. - Foreward to the First Edition.- Foreword to the 12th Edition.- Astronomy is a Hobby The Unfolding Universe.- Telescopes and Observatories.- The Solar System. The Sun.- The Moon Occultations and Eclipses.- Aurorae and the Zodiacal Light.- The Nearer Planets.- The Outer Planets Comets and Meteors.- The Stellar sky.- The Nature of a Star.- Double Stars.- Variable Stars Star-Clusters and Nebulae.- Galaxies.- Beginnings and Endings.- Appendices.- Bibliography

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