Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introduction / Edition 1

Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introduction / Edition 1

by Richard Handy, David B. Moody, Jeremy Perez, Erika Rix
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387262407

ISBN-13: 9780387262406

Pub. Date: 06/15/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

At some time we have all gazed through the telescope eyepiece at the magnificent rings and banded globe of Saturn, or seen long shadows reaching across crater floors at the Moon’s terminator – and wondered at the sheer beauty of the sight.

It seems almost anachronistic to think of sketching when CCD imaging is available, but astronomical sketching

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Overview

At some time we have all gazed through the telescope eyepiece at the magnificent rings and banded globe of Saturn, or seen long shadows reaching across crater floors at the Moon’s terminator – and wondered at the sheer beauty of the sight.

It seems almost anachronistic to think of sketching when CCD imaging is available, but astronomical sketching provides an entirely different and deeply personal experience. It means spending time at the eyepiece to really look at what you can see, training your eye to perceive ever greater detail to take the fullest advantage of your telescope's light grasp and resolution.

And of course, good astronomical sketches are artwork in themselves, for display and decoration in the home or observatory.

Astronomical Sketching is as an easy, step-by-step introduction to sketching celestial objects. It brings together five talented astronomical sketch artists, each of whom has a unique mastery of the media along with the ability to teach their own techniques.

Here is a wealth of knowledge, tips and techniques for every aspiring astronomical artist!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387262406
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
195
Sales rank:
845,329
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Sketching the Moon.- Sketching the Sun.- Sketching Comets.- Sketching the Planets.- Sketching Nebulae.- Sketching Star Clusters.- Sketching Planetary Nebulae.-Sketching Galaxies.- Record keeping.- Index.

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