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David Levy's Guide To Variable Stars
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date January 30, 2006
Pages 262
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521608602
ISBN-10 0521608600
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $54.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Found throughout the universe, variable stars are fascinating objects to observe. Their brightness changes over time and they can easily be seen with even the most basic equipment. David Levy explains how to begin electronic (or CCD) observing, as well as how to observe variable stars through a small telescope or binoculars. Featuring a section on Southern hemisphere stars, this book covers various types of objects that can be observed by amateur astronomers, including more exotic phenomena like gamma ray bursts, blazars, and polars. It will motivate anyone with even a basic interest in astronomy to begin observing variable stars.

David H. Levy is one of the most successful comet hunters in history. He has discovered twenty-one, eight of them using a telescope in his own backyard. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California, Levy discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994, and is currently involved with the Jarnac Comet Survey, based at the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona.

In addition to being the author or editor of 31 books and other products, David Levy is the Science Editor for Parade magazine and contributing editor for Sky and Telescope magazine and the Canadian periodical, SkyNews. Frequently interviewed in the media, he has given almost a thousand lectures and appeared on many television programs. His most recent CUP book is David Levy's Guide to Observing and Discovering Comets (Cambridge, 2003). First Edition Pb (1989) 0-521-62755-9

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9780521608602 | details & prices | 262 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $54.99
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