Advanced Amateur Astronomy

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Januar 2012



Available for the first time in North America, this advanced guide is designed to take your evening explorations to new heights. The author provides essential information on telescope optics, the atmosphere, astrophotography, electronic imaging, and telescope hardware. Chapters on photometry, spectroscopy and radio astronomy bring observational astronomy to a level where data of real scientific value can be acquired. 128 photos.


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Telescope optics; 2. Atmosphere, seeing, magnification and eyepieces; 3. Telescope hardware and adjustments; 4. Astrophotography with the camera; 5. Astrophotography through the telescope; 6. Electronic imaging; 7. The Moon; 8. The terrestrial planets; 9. The gas-giant planets; 10. Comets, asteroids, meteors and aurorae; 11. The Sun; 12. Variable stars and novae; 13. Methods of photometry; 14. Double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and supernovae; 15. Spectroscopy; 16. Radio astronomy; 17. Further information; Appendix: useful formulae.


'... many astronomers will welcome the updated second edition of Gerald North's Advanced Amateur Astronomy.' Carole Stott, New Scientist 'Gerald North's Advanced Amateur Astronomy will be welcomed by any amateur astronomer who is ready for somehting beyond beginner books ... this 400-page volume is chock full of practical information about observing and equipment, with an emphasis on things that can be done straightforwardly - and usually inexpensively - by almost any amateur with modest experience. The author is an experienced lunar and planetary observer, contributing to the British Astronomical Association for nearly two decades, and it shows.' Jay Reynolds Freeman, Sky and Telecscope 'Advanced Amateur Astronomy has to compete with a number of rival books in the marketplace ... but none that are more educational or easier to read. I would not hesitate in recommending it to any beginner with aspirations of becoming an experienced observer.' Martin Mobberley '... this is an excellent book with which to consider specialising in a particular area of practical astronomy and ... very good value for money.' Robert Argyle, The Observatory
EAN: 9780521574303
ISBN: 0521574307
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2012
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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