Cover of: Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes | Michael A. Covington

Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes

Practical Amateur Astronomy Volume 2 (Practical Amateur Astronomy)

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English.

About the Book

Based on field notes made by the author during his own career as an amateur astronomer, this unique guide covers both the traditional and novel approaches to studying the night sky. In addition to the more standard techniques, it discusses the latest modern resources available to today's astronomer, such as personal computers, the Internet, and computerized telescopes. It includes practical advice on aspects such as site selection and weather; provides the reader with detailed instructions for observing the Sun, Moon, planets, and all types of deep-sky objects; and it introduces newer specialities such as satellite observing and the use of astronomical databases. The book concludes with detailed information about 200 stars, clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, suitable for viewing with modest-sized telescopes under suburban conditions. Written to complement How to Use a Computerized Telescope, this book will also appeal to astronomers with more traditional equipment.

First Sentence

This is a handbook for the modern amateur astronomer.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
282
Dimensions
9.6 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7744390M
Internet Archive
celestialobjects00covi
ISBN 10
0521524199
ISBN 13
9780521524193
Library Thing
1613116
Goodreads
1929401
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