The Amateur Astronomer / Edition 11

The Amateur Astronomer / Edition 11

by Patrick Moore
     
 

"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." The appendices - completely updated in this new edition - provide extensive star, lunar and planetary maps, along with a vast amount of data and… See more details below

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"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." The appendices - completely updated in this new edition - provide extensive star, lunar and planetary maps, along with a vast amount of data and information that make this book an essential for every amateur astronomer's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521345118
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/05/1990
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

1Astronomy as a hobby1
2The unfolding universe3
3Telescopes and observatories17
4The solar system31
5The sun41
6The moon51
7Occultations and eclipses67
8Aurorae and the zodiacal light77
9The nearer planets83
10The outer planets93
11Comets and meteors105
12The stellar sky119
13The nature of a star127
14Double stars133
15Variable stars139
16Star clusters and nebulae149
17Galaxies159
18Beginnings and endings167
App. 1Planetary data169
App. 2Planetary satellites of magnitude 14.5 or brighter170
App. 3Minor planet data171
App. 4Elongations and transits of the inferior planets172
App. 5Maps of Mars174
App. 6Jupiter : transit work176
App. 7Saturn : intensity estimates178
App. 8Forthcoming eclipses179
App. 9The limiting lunar detail visible with different apertures180
App. 10The lunar maps181
App. 11Some of the more important annual meteor showers193
App. 12The constellations194
App. 13Proper names of stars197
App. 14Stars of the first magnitude204
App. 15Standard stars for each magnitude205
App. 16The Greek alphabet207
App. 17Stellar spectra208
App. 18Limiting magnitudes and separations for various apertures209
App. 19Angular measure210
App. 20Test double stars211
App. 21Extinction212
App. 22Bright novae213
App. 23Messier's catalogue215
App. 24The Caldwell catalogue218
App. 25The star maps221
App. 26The observation of variable stars273
App. 27Some periodical comets285
App. 28Amateur observatories286
App. 29Astronomical societies288
App. 30Bibliography289

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