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Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs : Practical Astronomy - Martin Mobberley

Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs

Practical Astronomy

Paperback Published: 6th November 1998
ISBN: 9781852330194
Number Of Pages: 266

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Telescopes - refractors and reflectors - are the main items of equipment used by almost every amateur astronomer. The purpose of astronomical telescopes is to collect and focus more light than the human eye can, forming an image that can be viewed, photographed, or analysed. Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs makes buying and using both telescopes and their ancillary instruments easy for astronomers of all abilities. It begins by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of the basic types of refractors, reflectors, mountings and accessories. Observation techniques are also included, along with the use of filters, (colour, anti-pollution and nebula), types of photography (piggy-back, prime focus and eyepiece projection), and also CCD imaging (including types of CCD camera and their advantages and disadvantages compared to photography). Martin Mobberley provides a fascinating insight into astronomical software.

Fundamentals for Beginners
Refractors and Reflector
Catadioptrics, Cassegrains and Schmidt-Cassegrains
Telescope Mountings
Electronic imaging and the Electronics Revolution
Image Processing, Planetarium and Scope Control Software
Video Astronomy
Equipment for the Solar Observer
Star Atlases
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ISBN: 9781852330194
ISBN-10: 1852330198
Series: Practical Astronomy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 6th November 1998
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 15.55  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49