The Urban Astronomer's Guide: A Walking Tour of the Cosmos for City Sky Watchers / Edition 1

The Urban Astronomer's Guide: A Walking Tour of the Cosmos for City Sky Watchers / Edition 1

by Rod Mollise
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846282160

ISBN-13: 9781846282164

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Springer London

This book covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. The prospective city-based observer is told why to observe from home (there are hundreds of spectacular objects to be seen from the average urban site), how to observe the city sky (telescopes, accessories, and moderns techniques), and what to observe. About half of the book is

Overview

This book covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. The prospective city-based observer is told why to observe from home (there are hundreds of spectacular objects to be seen from the average urban site), how to observe the city sky (telescopes, accessories, and moderns techniques), and what to observe. About half of the book is devoted to describing "tours" of the sky, with physical and observational descriptions, at-the-eyepiece drawings, and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846282164
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
370,669
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Telescopes, Equipment and Techniques Chapter 1: The Why and How of Urban and Suburban Observing Chapter 2: Suitable Telescopes Chapter 3: Essential and Optional Accessories for Polluted Skies Chapter 4: Observing Techniques and Special Projects Part Two: Observing Guide and Suggested Sky Tours Chapter 5: Spring objects Chapter 6: Summer objects Chapter 7: Autumn objects Chapter 8: Winter objects Appendices Internet Resources Finding Directions and Positions Object Classification and Description Further Reading

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