Download observing meteors comets supernovae and other transient phenomena the patrick moore practical astronomy series in pdf or read observing meteors comets supernovae and other transient phenomena the patrick moore practical astronomy series in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get observing meteors comets supernovae and other transient phenomena the patrick moore practical astronomy series in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



Observing Meteors Comets Supernovae And Other Transient Phenomena

Author: Neil Bone
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447105796
Size: 50.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7674
Download and Read
Many books cover permanent astronomical objects, but few consider transient, out-of-the-ordinary astronomical phenomena. This book covers a wide range of topics, from the partly-predictable to the totally unpredictable. At one end: of the scale, it gives advice on the best ways to observe meteors, and at the other end:, it describes the best methods for undertaking painstaking searches for new comets and supernovae. The book also includes material about phenomena that occur in the lower atmosphere, such as "ozone eaters", nacreous clouds, and solar and lunar halos.

Observing Comets

Author: Nick James
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447100794
Size: 60.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 1863
Download and Read
Since comet Shoemaker-Levy collided with the planet Jupiter with stupendous force in 1994 there has been an upsurge of amateur interest in comets. Most comets are first discovered by amateur astronomers because there are so many amateurs looking for them, and techniques and instruments have improved dramatically in the past few years. After a short but detailed introduction to the comets themselves Nick James and Gerald North describe comet hunting, photographing and imaging comets, and digital image processing. The use of computers for orbital calculations and even helping to discover new comets is given a full chapter, as are advanced techniques including comet photometry and spectroscopy. This comprehensive book has an accompanying CD-ROM and is at once a "primer" for comet hunters and a reference text for more advanced amateur astronomers.

Observing And Measuring Visual Double Stars

Author: Robert W. Argyle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1852335580
Size: 38.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7578
Download and Read
There are more binary stars visible in the night sky than there are single stars, and there are enormous numbers of wide, faint pairs under-observed or not observed at all - professional astronomers just don't have the available time to study them. This is where amateur astronomers can help. Bob Argyle, a professional astronomer at Cambridge University, shows where enthusiastic amateur observers can best direct their efforts. The book caters for the use of every level of equipment, from simple commercial telescopes to micrometers and CCD cameras. Amateur astronomers who have gone beyond "sight-seeing” and want to make a genuine scientific contribution will find this a fascinating and rewarding field - and this book provides all the background and practical information that's needed. Includes a free CDROM represents an informative snapshot of continually evolving catalogues, including; the United States Naval Observatory catalogues, the WDS, the Second Delta-m catalogue, the Fourth Interferometric catalogue and the Sixth orbital catalogue to be used in conjunction with the USNO website.

The Practical Astronomer S Deep Sky Companion

Author: Jess K. Gilmour
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852334741
Size: 74.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4134
Download and Read
The Practical Astronomer's Deep-sky Companion is an essential item of equipment for deep-sky observers, whether they are interested in imaging or just sightseeing. This large-format full-colour book is designed to be taken out into the field during observing to provide essential detailed, concentrated information for finding and imaging interesting deep-sky objects. Organised by constellation, each spread features the most interesting objects, with images, information, position, locator maps, recommended exposure times for telescopes of various apertures, and much more!

Aurora

Author: Neil Bone
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387684697
Size: 17.57 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3500
Download and Read
This new book addresses a gap in the literature, offering an explanation of the aurora's causes, how the occurrence of major events may now be predicted, and how amateur observers can go about recording displays. This is the first serious book about aurora written for practical but non-professional observers. It provides a concise accessible description of the various auroral forms and how to record them, illustrated with color images of recent displays. It contains details of 'Space Weather' forecasting websites, how to interpret and use the information given on these, and how to anticipate auroral activity.

Astronomy With Small Telescopes

Author: Stephen Tonkin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447102290
Size: 57.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3120
Download and Read
Small telescopes, whether simple beginners' telescopes or refined computer-controlled instruments, are gaining popularity fast as technology improves and public interest increases. In this book the author has brought together the experience of small telescope users to provide an insightful look into just what is possible. It is written for newcomers to astronomy and experts. Topics covered include: refractors, reflectors, advanced catadioptric telescopes, and a simple radio telescope. Almost everyone with an interest in practical astronomy will want this book.

Lunar And Planetary Webcam User S Guide

Author: Martin Mobberley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846281997
Size: 18.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 955
Download and Read
This book de-mystifies the jargon of webcams and computer processing, and provides detailed hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. It demonstrates how inexpensive tools are revolutionizing imaging in amateur astronomy. Anyone with a modest telescope and a webcam can now obtain jaw-dropping lunar and planetary images to rival those taken with mid-range astronomical CCD cameras costing thousands of dollars. A glance through the images in this book shows just what spectacular results can be achieved by using a webcam with your telescope! Your scientific results will be sought by professional astronomers.

Nonlinear Control Systems

Author: Alberto Isidori
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540199168
Size: 68.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5498
Download and Read
The purpose of this book is to present a self-contained description of the fun damentals of the theory of nonlinear control systems, with special emphasis on the differential geometric approach. The book is intended as a graduate text as weil as a reference to scientists and engineers involved in the analysis and design of feedback systems. The first version of this book was written in 1983, while I was teach ing at the Department of Systems Science and Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis. This new edition integrates my subsequent teaching experience gained at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1987, at the Carl-Cranz Gesellschaft in Oberpfaffenhofen in 1987, at the University of California in Berkeley in 1988. In addition to a major rearrangement of the last two Chapters of the first version, this new edition incorporates two additional Chapters at a more elementary level and an exposition of some relevant research findings which have occurred since 1985.

A Buyer S And User S Guide To Astronomical Telescopes Binoculars

Author: James Mullaney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846287073
Size: 16.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 7200
Download and Read
Both beginning/novice amateur astronomers (at the level of Astronomy and Night Sky magazine readers), as well as more advanced amateur astronomers (level of Sky and Telescope) will find this book invaluable and fascinating. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand and model of such instruments on today’s market. The book also includes details on the latest released telescope lines, e.g. the 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-inch aperture models of the Meade LX-R series. As a former editor for Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Star & Sky magazines, the author is the ideal person to write this book.

The New Amateur Astronomer

Author: Martin Mobberley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447106393
Size: 46.36 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2827
Download and Read
Amateur astronomy has changed beyond recognition in less than two decades. The reason is, of course, technology. Affordable high-quality telescopes, computer-controlled 'go to' mountings, autoguiders, CCD cameras, video, and (as always) computers and the Internet, are just a few of the advances that have revolutionized astronomy for the twenty-first century. Martin Mobberley first looks at the basics before going into an in-depth study of what’s available commercially. He then moves on to the revolutionary possibilities that are open to amateurs, from imaging, through spectroscopy and photometry, to patrolling for near-earth objects - the search for comets and asteroids that may come close to, or even hit, the earth. The New Amateur Astronomer is a road map of the new astronomy, equally suitable for newcomers who want an introduction, or old hands who need to keep abreast of innovations. From the reviews: "This is one of several dozen books in Patrick Moore's "Practical Astronomy" series. Amid this large family, Mobberley finds his niche: the beginning high-tech amateur. The book's first half discusses equipment: computer-driven telescopes, CCD cameras, imaging processing software, etc. This market is changing every bit as rapidly as the computer world, so these details will be current for only a year or two. The rest of the book offers an overview of scientific projects that serious amateurs are carrying out these days. Throughout, basic formulas and technical terms are provided as needed, without formal derivations. An appendix with useful references and Web sites is also included. Readers will need more than this book if they are considering a plunge into high-tech amateur astronomy, but it certainly will whet their appetites. Mobberley's most valuable advice will save the book's owner many times its cover price: buy a quality telescope from a reputable dealer and install it in a simple shelter so it can be used with as little set-up time as possible. A poor purchase choice and the hassle of setting up are why most fancy telescopes gather dust in their owners' dens. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates."( T. D. Oswalt, CHOICE, March 2005)