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The guide to amateur astronomy

The guide to amateur astronomy

Author: Jack Newton; Philip Teece
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Emphasizes practical techniques for amateur astronomers.
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Genre/Form: Handbook
Handbooks and manuals
Guides et manuels
Amateurs' manuals
Manuels d'amateurs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newton, Jack, 1942-
Guide to amateur astronomy.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Newton; Philip Teece
ISBN: 0521340284 9780521340281
OCLC Number: 15489336
Description: viii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Amateur fundamentals : getting started : Amateur's universe --
How to locate objects in the night sky --
Buying a telescope --
Mountings & alignment --
Developing observational skills --
Solar system --
Deep space --
Telescopic sketching --
Guide to the night sky : Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring --
Locating the planets --
Compact atlas of the night sky --
Amateur observing advanced : projects & techniques : Advanced lunar & solar observation --
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn --
Tracking the asteroids --
Metrowatch : Fireflies in an atmospheric net --
Stars : classic doubles --
Challenging variables --
Close stellar neighbours --
Backyard photometer --
Microcomputers & the amateur astronomer --
Star parties & public meetings --
Notes on Comet Halley, 1986 Jack Newton --
Complete guide to astrophotography : First subjects --
Mounting the camera --
Aligning the telescope --
Guided photography --
Cold camera --
Moon & planets --
Photographing the sun --
Solar prominence spectroscopes --
Solar eclipse photography --
Photographic films --
Darkroom procedures --
Eclipse expeditions --
Build-it-yourself astronomer : Telescope of your own : grinding & figuring the mirror --
Dobsonian --
Constructing a cold camera --
Home observatory --
Build a comparator --
Sky nomenclature --
Care & adjustment --
Star colours & spectral classes.
Responsibility: Jack Newton and Philip Teece.


A reference work to all aspects of amateur astronomy, introducing the fundamentals of astronomy, the solar system and deep space and how to start observing.  Read more...
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