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Overview

The Compendium of Practical Astronomy is unique. The practical astronomer, whether student, novice or accomplished amateur, will find this handbook the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed single guide to the subject available. It is based on Roth’s celebrated German language handbook for amateur astronomers, which first appeared over 40 years ago.

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“This is a comprehensive work on practical astronomy. Excellent illustrations (127 in color) and a list ‘for further reading’ with every chapter enhance this reference (available in print and online) that is valuable for amateur astronomers, students, and teachers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Libraries serving lower-division undergraduates, faculty, and general readers.” (M.-K. Hemenway, Choice, Vol. 47 (6), February, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540763772
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 8/12/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Astronomy?.- Fundamentals of Spherical Astronomy.- Applied Mathematics and the Computer.- Optics and Telescopes.- Telescope Mountings, Drives, and Electrical Equipment.- Astrophotography.- The Nature of Light and Matter: Fundamentals of Spectral Analysis.- Principles of Photometry.- Signals from Space: Radio Astronomy for Beginners.- Modern Sundials.- An Historical Exploration of Modern Astronomy.- The Social Astronomer.- Earth and Solar System.- Stars and Stellar Systems.

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