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Using The Meade Etx

Author: Mike Weasner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447101952
Size: 75.92 MB
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The Meade ETX range of telescopes is one of the most successful ever made. It is low-cost, has sold in its tens of thousands, and is available in almost every country. Here, ETX expert Mike Weasner reveals everything any amateur astronomer ever wanted to know about the telescope. First book dedicated entirely to the ETX. Written by an acknowledged world authority. Describes the "best" 100 objects to begin observing. Contains detailed hints and tips aimed at getting the best out of the ETX. Features imaging (photographic and digital) as well as visual observing.

Guide To Observing Deep Sky Objects

Author: Jeff Farinacci
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387728511
Size: 54.21 MB
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Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects is a reference book for amateur astronomers. It contains, for each constellation, a star chart showing the Bayer labels, a table for many of the stars in the constellation, along with their positions and magnitudes, and a table of the deep-sky objects in the constellation, with relevant observational data. Facing pages provide unique year-long graphs that show when the constellation is visible in the sky, allowing the user to quickly determine whether a given constellation can be seen, and when the best time to see it will be.

Spectroscopy The Key To The Stars

Author: Keith Robinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387682880
Size: 36.85 MB
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This is the first non-technical book on spectroscopy written specifically for practical amateur astronomers. It includes all the science necessary for a qualitative understanding of stellar spectra, but avoids a mathematical treatment which would alienate many of its intended readers. Any amateur astronomer who carries out observational spectroscopy and who wants a non-technical account of the physical processes which determine the intensity and profile morphology of lines in stellar spectra will find this is the only book written specially for them. It is an ideal companion to existing books on observational amateur astronomical spectroscopy.

Astronomy With Small Telescopes

Author: Stephen F. Tonkin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852336295
Size: 27.17 MB
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This title from "Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series" guides fledglingastronomers and star gazers to viewing the heavens with small telescopes.

Classic Telescopes

Author: Neil English
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461444241
Size: 52.68 MB
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Classic telescopes are of interest to amateur astronomers for a variety of reasons. There are the dedicated collectors, but there are also many amateurs who love the nostalgia they inspire. These telescopes "feel" different from any contemporary telescope and perhaps have a unique ability to reconnect the owner to a bygone age of craftmanship. This book takes a look at traditional telescopes built by the great instrument makers of the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly the dynastic telescope makers, including Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons, and Carl Zeiss. Also included are lesser luminaries such as John Brashear, John Calver, William Wray, Henry Fitz, and William Henry Mogey. 'Classic Telescopes' covers the key features of the telescopes designed by these manufacturers, and shows how a heady combination of market trends, instrument condition, and pedigree will dictate their prices at auction. 'Classic Telescopes' also shows the reader how to find real bargains! Interviews with top classic telescope collectors (and users) provide the best tips of prospecting for a genuine acquisition.

Philip S Practical Astronomy

Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780540079582
Size: 60.10 MB
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This introduction to observational astronomy shows to observe all kinds of celestial objects, from the planets and comets in our Solar System, to intriguing deep sky objects in the universe beyond. The first part, Beginning Astronomy provides the essential information on how to observe, either with the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope; when and where to look; how to find your way around the sky by constellation-hopping; how to use star maps and planispheres; and how to record you observations with drawings and photographs. The second part Exploring the Sky, looks in more detail at all the objects the amateur can view, from aurorae and meteors (shooting stars), to the Moon, Sun, planets and comets, and beyond to stars, nebulae, the Milky Way and other galaxies.