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The Backyard Astronomer S Guide

Author : Terence Dickinson
ISBN : 1554073448
Genre : Nature
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Discusses the practical aspects of stargazing, including how to choose appropriate equipment, contending with light pollution, taking successful photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and selecting an observing site.

The Backyard Astronomer

Author : Dennis Mammana
ISBN : 1567993435
Genre : Science
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Describes the moon, planets, and stars, explains eclipses, comets, and other phenomena, and provides advice on observing the skies

Astronomy For Older Eyes

Author : James L. Chen
ISBN : 9783319524139
Genre : Science
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This book is for the aging amateur astronomy population, including newcomers to astronomy in their retirement and hobbyists who loved peering through a telescope as a child. Whether a novice or an experienced observer, the practice of astronomy differs over the years. This guide will extend the enjoyment of astronomy well into the Golden Years by addressing topics such as eye and overall health issues, recommendations on telescope equipment, and astronomy-related social activities especially suited for seniors. Many Baby-Boomers reaching retirement age are seeking new activities, and amateur astronomy is a perfect fit as a leisure time activity. Established backyard astronomers who began their love of astronomy in their youth, meanwhile, may face many physical and mental challenges in continuing their lifelong hobby as they age beyond their 55th birthdays. That perfect telescope purchased when they were thirty years old now suddenly at sixty years old feels like an immovable object in the living room. The 20/20 eyesight has given way to reading glasses or bifocals. Treasured eyepieces feel all wrong. Growing old is a natural process of life, but astronomy is timeless. With a little knowledge and some lifestyle adjustments, older astronomers can still enjoy backyard observing well into their seventies, eighties and even into their nineties.

A Guide To Backyard Astronomy

Author : Robert Burnham
ISBN : 187701933X
Genre : Astronomy
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A Guide To Hubble Space Telescope Objects

Author : James L. Chen
ISBN : 9783319188720
Genre : Science
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From the authors of "How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites," this is a guide to connecting the view above with the history of recent scientific discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope. Each selected HST photo is shown with a sky map and a photograph or drawing to illustrate where to find it and how it should appear from a backyard telescope. Here is the casual observer's chance to locate the deep space objects visually, and appreciate the historic Hubble photos in comparison to what is visible from a backyard telescope. HST objects of all types are addressed, from Messier objects, Caldwell objects, and NGC objects, and are arranged in terms of what can be seen during the seasons. Additionally, the reader is given an historical perspective on the work of Edwin Hubble, while locating and viewing the deep space objects that changed astronomy forever. Countless people have seen the amazing photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. But how many people can actually point out where in the sky those objects are? Why were these objects chosen to be studied? What discoveries were made from the Hubble Space Telescope photographs? This book is for anyone who wants answers to these questions.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Astronomy

Author : Christopher Gordon De Pree
ISBN : 1592577199
Genre : Science
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Presents the most recent findings, latest technological advances, and newest theories about the study of the universe.

Asteroids And Dwarf Planets And How To Observe Them

Author : Roger Dymock
ISBN : 1441964398
Genre : Science
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Dwarf planets (which were formerly called asteroids except for the planet Pluto), and the smaller Solar System bodies still called asteroids today, are making front page news, particularly those that are newly discovered and those that might present a hazard to life on Earth by impacting our planet. In this age of giant telescopes and space probes, these small Solar System bodies have advanced from being tiny points of light to bodies worthy of widespread study. This book describes the dwarf planets and asteroids themselves, their origins, orbits, and composition, and at how amateur astronomers can play a part in their detection, tracking, and imaging. The book is divided into two parts. Part I describes physical properties (including taxonomic types) of dwarf planets and asteroids, how they formed in the early life of the Solar System, and how they evolved to their present positions, groups, and families. It also covers the properties used to define these small Solar System bodies: magnitude, rotation rates (described by their light-curves), and orbital characteristics. Part II opens with a description of the hardware and software an amateur or practical astronomer needs to observe and also to image asteroids. Then numerous observing techniques are covered in depth. Finally, there are lists of relevant amateur and professional organizations and how to submit your own observations to them.

A Student S Guide To The Mathematics Of Astronomy

Author : Daniel Fleisch
ISBN : 9781107034945
Genre : Science
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Plain-language explanations and a rich set of supporting material help students understand the mathematical concepts and techniques of astronomy.

Nightwatch

Author : Terence Dickinson
ISBN : 9781552093023
Genre : Nature
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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Summer Stargazing

Author : Terence Dickinson
ISBN : 1552090140
Genre : Nature
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A guide to observing the stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena from May to October includes star charts covering the entire North American sky

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