The Observer S Sky Atlas

Author: Erich Karkoschka
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662103923
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Can you remember being impressed by a c1ear starry sky? Look at the Milky Way through binoculars and it will reveal its many hundreds of thousands of stars, double stars, stellar clusters, and nebulae. If you are a new ob server, it is not that easy to find your way in this swarm of stars, but this atlas tries to make it as easy as possible. So now it is not just experienced amateurs that can enjoy looking at the heavens. Two additional observing aids are recommended. The first is a plani sphere, where one can dial in the time and day in order to see which constellations are visible and where they are in the sky. The second is an astronomical yearbook. It lists the current positions of the planets and all important phenomena. So, let us begin our journey around the night sky, and see what the universe can reveal to us! Facing page, top: The constellation Cygnus (Swan) in the midst of the northern Milky Way. The photograph gives an impression of the uncountable stars in our Milky Way. This becomes more conspicuous when you sweep through Cygnus with binoculars. Under a very dark sky, one can try to find the North America Nebula, Pelican Nebula, and Veil Nebula (see p. 47). These are difficult nebulae and are only barely visible on this photograph as weIl.

The Observer U2019 S Sky Atlas

Author: E. Karkoschka
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The Observer's Sky Atlas contains star charts and information for all those who observe the night sky with unaided eyes, with binoculars, or with small telescopes, and also for those who just wish to look at constellations and interesting objects. Equally useful for the beginning observer and the old hand, the atlas presents: - A short introduction into observing the sky and a thorough description of the star charts and tables - Clearly arranged charts of all the stars (to 6th magnitude) visible with the unaided eye - Enlarged chart sections (to 9th magnitude) for binocular observation, highlighting 250 interesting nebulae, galaxies, and stellar clusters This new third edition features: - 32 additional pages with images of all the 250 nebulae covered in the atlas - An updated calendar for the next 20 years - Double star ephemerides from 2005-2020, including updated tables accompanying star charts - Predictions for dates and times of variable star minima/maxima based on recent observations The Observer's Sky Atlas is an indispensable and handy companion for every observer and has already appeared in four languages. Some praise for previous editions: "...The most informative little sky guide in the business." -Astronomy "The more experienced observer will find this slim volume useful at the telescope and...packed with interesting observing projects." -Sky & Telescope.

Deep Sky Observing

Author: Steve R. Coe
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852336271
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Steve Coe has been watching the deep sky from locations near his home in Arizona for almost 20 years. During that time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, observations, hints and tips that will help every deep sky observer, regardless of experience. This, his first book, gives detailed practical advice about how to find the best observing site, how to make the most of the time spent there, and what equipment and instruments to take along. There are comprehensive lists of deep sky objects of all kinds, along with Steve's own observations describing how they look through telescopes with apertures ranging from 8 to 36 inches (0.2 - 0.9 m). Most of all, this book is all about how to enjoy astronomy. Steve's enthusiasm and sense of wonder shine through every page as he invites you along on a tour of some of the most beautiful and fascinating sites in the deep sky.

Astronomy With Small Telescopes

Author: Stephen F. Tonkin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852336295
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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.

Astrofaqs

Author: Stephen F. Tonkin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852332723
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This clear easy-to-understand book helps "new" amateur astronomers by answering the most frequently asked questions. The idea is to quickly take the reader to a level of expertise significantly higher than that provided by general books. Each chapter is on a different subject, from what to buy through to how to use it and what to look at. The tips and techniques are applicable to all telescope users.

Uranus Neptune And Pluto And How To Observe Them

Author: Richard Schmude, Jr.
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387766027
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This book is for two groups of people: those who want to study the remote planets with amateur astronomical equipment, and those who are just interested in learning about our knowledge of the remote planets. The Remote Planets, and How to Observe them is unique in that it gives a completely up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of the remote planets, and also explains how amateur astronomers can contribute to our knowledge of the remote planets. Readers are given some inspiring examples of people who, with modest commercially-made equipment, have made important contributions to our scientific knowledge. The observational section goes into great detail, including optical and CCD photometry, occultation measurements, imaging (including stacking and enhancement techniques) and polarization measurements. There are finder charts (from 2010 to 2026), complete with two sets of star-magnitudes in an appendix (one set of magnitudes are for photoelectric photometry and the other set is for visual photometry)

Astronomy Now

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Telescopes And Techniques

Author: Christopher R. Kitchin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852337254
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Chris Kitchin has written an easy-to-read book explaining how to use a small telescope and how to find your way around the sky. Covering all the basic topics--telescopes, optics, positions and motion, observing, and instruments--Telescopes and Techniques has been designed as an introduction for anyone wanting a firm grounding in the essentials of astronomy. Whether you are an amateur astronomer, an undergraduate student, or just someone who wants to learn more about this fascinating subject, Telescopes and Techniques is an ideal place to start. This new edition of Telescopes and Techniques is updated for technical changes in astronomical instrumentation.

Mercury

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Astronomy Of The Milky Way

Author: Michael Inglis
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852337421
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Deep-sky observing, looking at objects beyond the solar system, is the most popular field for amateur astronomers. Of all the areas of the night sky, the Milky Way - that's the view looking towards the centre of our own galaxy - is the place where most of the interesting deep-sky objects accessible to amateur astronomers lie. It is one of a two-volume set that deal with the entire Milky Way - this second volume looks at what can be seen predominantly from the Southern skies. Equipped with this book, an amateur astronomer can go out on any clear night of the year and observe the galaxy we live in - The Milky Way. Astronomy of the Milky Way includes many of the latest professional pictures of Milky Way objects as well as amateur images, and also features star charts and maps for quick location of interesting objects.