Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and How to Observe Them / Edition 1

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and How to Observe Them / Edition 1

by Jr., Richar Schmude Richard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387766014

ISBN-13: 9780387766010

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

This book is for two groups of people: those who want to study the remote planets with amateur astronomical equipment, and those who are just interested in learning about our knowledge of the remote planets.

The Remote Planets, and How to Observe them is unique in that it gives a completely up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of the remote planets,

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This book is for two groups of people: those who want to study the remote planets with amateur astronomical equipment, and those who are just interested in learning about our knowledge of the remote planets.

The Remote Planets, and How to Observe them is unique in that it gives a completely up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of the remote planets, and also explains how amateur astronomers can contribute to our knowledge of the remote planets. Readers are given some inspiring examples of people who, with modest commercially-made equipment, have made important contributions to our scientific knowledge.

The observational section goes into great detail, including optical and CCD photometry, occultation measurements, imaging (including stacking and enhancement techniques) and polarization measurements.

There are finder charts (from 2010 to 2026), complete with two sets of star-magnitudes in an appendix (one set of magnitudes are for photoelectric photometry and the other set is for visual photometry)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387766010
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Astronomers' Observing Guides Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The Uranus System.- The Neptune System.- Pluto and Its Moons.- Observing Uranus and Neptune with Binoculars and Small Telescopes.- Observing with Medium-Sized Telescopes.- Observing with Large Telescopes.

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