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The Guide to Amateur Astronomy / Edition 2

The Guide to Amateur Astronomy / Edition 2

by Jack Newton, Philip Teece
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521444926

ISBN-13: 9780521444927

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Getting started in amateur astronomy can be frustrating. Without a helpful friend to lend advice, choosing a telescope, learning the buzzwords, or viewing the deep sky season by season can seem daunting. Now amateur astronomers can turn to The Guide to Amateur Astronomy to get started or, if they are more advanced, to learn all the techniques of serious telescopic

Overview

Getting started in amateur astronomy can be frustrating. Without a helpful friend to lend advice, choosing a telescope, learning the buzzwords, or viewing the deep sky season by season can seem daunting. Now amateur astronomers can turn to The Guide to Amateur Astronomy to get started or, if they are more advanced, to learn all the techniques of serious telescopic observing. The authors begin by showing readers how to find their way about the night sky with little or no equipment. For the stargazer who becomes addicted they include a complete catalog of the night sky's most intriguing star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. More advanced projects include astrophotography, telescope construction, planetary observing, comet hunting, variable star recording, and nova discovery. The new edition covers the exciting developments in the world of astro-software for the home computer and the techniques of electronic imaging or charged-coupled devices (CCDs).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521444927
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Contents; Foreword; 1. First discoveries: the adventure begins; 2. Solar system voyages; 3. A deep sky guide; 4. The night sky on film: Astrophotography; 5. Amateur astronomy in the electronic age; 6. The build-it-yourself astronomer; Appendices: I. Sky nomenclature; II. Time and timekeeping; III. Your telescope's health: Care and adjustment; IV. Star colours and spectral classes; V. Societies, clubs and activities; Epilogue; Bibliography.

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