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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy

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Presents a description of each planet and its satellites, chronicles its historical background, and includes numerical data. Autho... Lire la suite
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Presents a description of each planet and its satellites, chronicles its historical background, and includes numerical data.

Auteur

Author of The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations (0521449219) and The Cambridge Planetary Handbook (0521632803).

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This complete reference provides a wealth of practical information covering all aspects of amateur astronomy. Organized thematically for ease of use, it covers observing techniques, telescopes and observatories, internet resources, and the objects that can be studied. Those new to the field will find tips, techniques and plans on how to begin their quest, and more advanced observers will find useful advice on how to get more from their hobby. Michael E. Bakich obtained a bachelors degree in Astronomy from Ohio State University and a masters degree in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University. He has written numerous original planetarium programs, and gives lectures on astronomy to groups of all ages. He is also a tour guide to eclipses and astro-archaeological sites. Bakich has written two previous books: The Cambridge Planetary Handbook (2000) and The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations (1995), both published by Cambridge University Press.

Résumé
This complete reference provides a wealth of practical information on amateur astronomy. Organised thematically for ease of use, it covers observing techniques, telescopes and observatories, Internet resources, and the objects that can be studied. An essential guide for both beginning stargazers and more advanced observers.

Contenu

Introduction by Jeff Medkeff; Part I. Background: 1. The cosmic backdrop; 2. Positional astronomy; 3. Time and the calendar; 4. The magnitude system; Part II. Equipment: 5. Telescopes; 6. Mounts and drives; 7. Eyepieces; 8. Filters; 9. Telescope accessories; 10. Binoculars; Part III. How to Observe: 11. Sketching what you observe; 12. Astrophotography; 13. Digital and video cameras; 14. The CCD; 15. Photometry; 16. Spectroscopy; Part IV. References and Other: 17. Books and atlases; 18. Catalogues of the deep sky; 19. Software; 20. Observatories; 21. The social astronomer; 22. Light pollution; Part V. What to Observe: 23. Nightfall; 24. The Sun; 25. The Aurora; 26. The Moon; 27. Eclipses and transits; 28. Mercury and Venus; 29. Mars; 30. Jupiter; 31. Saturn; 32. The outer planets; 33. Asteroids; 34. Comets; 35. Meteors and meteor showers; Part VI. Deep Sky Objects: 36. Double stars; 37. Variable stars; 38. Supernovae; 39. Occultations; 40. Nebulae; 41. Star clusters; 42. Galaxies; Part VII. Observing Tips.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy
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Code EAN: 9780521812986
ISBN: 978-0-521-81298-6
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Lexiques
nombre de pages: 356
Poids: 1078g
Taille: H281mm x B225mm x T27mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: New

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