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A Complete Manual of Amateur Astronomy: Tools and Techniques for Astronomical Observations
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date May 20, 2003
Pages 319
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486428208
ISBN-10 0486428206
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 10 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $18.95
Other format details sci/tech
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A virtual field guide to the sky, this concise, highly readable book provides amateur and student astronomers with the practical knowledge needed to observe and explore a myriad of fascinating phenomena and engage in numerous experiments and projects. From learning how to use telescopes and astronomical photography to studying planetary rotations, supernovae, and spectacular meteor showers, this book covers a broad range of topics that will delight and stimulate anyone with an interest in the infinitely deep and ever-changing heavens. Contents: 1. The Selection of a Telescope. 2. Instrument Setup and Maintenance. 3. Observations of Meteors. 4. Comets: A Guide to Observation, Photography, and Discovery. 5. Amateur Studies of the Sun. 6. Lunar Topography. 7. Lunar Occultations. 8. Mars: The Red Planet. 9. Jupiter: An Amateur's Guide to Research Projects. 10. Observations of Saturn. 11. Visual Photometry of the Minor Planets. 12. Studies of Variable Stars. 13. An Introduction to Photoelectric Photometry. 14. Astrophotography for the Amateur Astronomer. Glossary. Appendices. Index. 124 Figures. 26 Halftones. 37 Tables.


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Hardcover
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from Prentice Hall Direct (October 1, 1981)
9780131621152 | details & prices | List price $26.95
About: Advises how to select, set up, and maintain a telescope and gives suggestions for observing the stars and planets
Paperback
Book cover for 9780486428208
 
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With Thomas L. Koed, Leif Robinson (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (May 20, 2003)
9780486428208 | details & prices | 319 pages | 6.25 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $18.95
About: A virtual field guide to the sky, this concise, highly readable book provides amateur and student astronomers with the practical knowledge needed to observe and explore a myriad of fascinating phenomena and engage in numerous experiments and projects.
Reissue edition from Simon & Schuster (January 1, 1990)
9780131553590 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Advises how to select, set up, and maintain a telescope and gives suggestions for observing the stars and planets

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