Cambridge Astronomy Guide

Cambridge Astronomy Guide

by William Liller, Ben Mayer
     
 

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The Cambridge Astronomy Guide is intended for lovers of astronomy who wish to do more than just look at the night sky or marvel at glossy pictures of it. It tells you how to get outside and actually practise astronomy, even if you own nothing more than a simple camera. Astronomy, more than any other science, offers amateurs the opportunity to make meaningful and…  See more details below

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The Cambridge Astronomy Guide is intended for lovers of astronomy who wish to do more than just look at the night sky or marvel at glossy pictures of it. It tells you how to get outside and actually practise astronomy, even if you own nothing more than a simple camera. Astronomy, more than any other science, offers amateurs the opportunity to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the field. This Guide explains in simple non-mathematical terms how you can take stunning star photographs and then put them to use making valuable contributions to the science of astronomy. Ben Mayer's odd-numbered chapters provide a fascinating account told with much humour of how one raw amateur got started and quickly progressed to become one of the world's best known and in many ways most successful amateur astronomers. Bill Liller's even-numbered chapters provide a more extensive commentary on much of what Ben writes, plus some additional material which gives the professional point of view.

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Library Journal
In this unusual collaboration Liller, a professional astronomer, and Mayer, a gifted amateur, have written alternating chapters. Unlike many introductory works the book emphasizes the satisfaction amateurs can derive from astrophotography, either with or without a telescope. Mayer provides with enthusiasm much practical advice and encouragement for beginners in astrophotography, and Liller fills in the scientific background. Except for a perfunctory, non-too-accurate review of the history of astronomy, the text is reliable, and the two sets of chapters mesh well. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib . , Ann Arbor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521399159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/23/1990
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
16 - 17 Years

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