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How To Use An Astronomical Telescope - James Muirden

How To Use An Astronomical Telescope

Paperback Published: 1st June 1988
ISBN: 9780671664046
Number Of Pages: 400

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Astronomy has never been a more popular pastime than it is today. The increased availability of less expensive, more powerful, and more sophisticated telescopes has given rise to a new generation of stargazers. And for these beginning astronomers here is the comprehensive book covering everything from the difficult task of selecting an instrument to the equally daunting choices that arise when a telescope is turned to the heavens.

Renowned British astronomer and author James Muirden takes the fledgling astronomer by the hand in his new book, offering tips on:

* the purchase, assembly, and orientation of your new telescope

* how to observe and chart the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and comets

* how to investigate the deep-sky objects -- clusters, nebulae, and other galaxies beyond the Milky Way

The final chapter, "Windows into Space," explores ten carefully selected regions featuring noteworthy examples of double stars, galaxies, and nebulae, as well as more obscure objects seldom examined by astronomers.

"How to Use an Astronomical Telescope" offers completely revised and updated location charts with detailed coordinates, tables, appendixes, and numerous illustrations and photographs, making it the "essential" volume for one's first exploration of the cosmos.

Prefacep. 8
Astronomical Telescopesp. 9
How the Sky Movesp. 45
How to Start Observingp. 57
Daytime Astronomy--the Sunp. 69
The Dead World of the Moonp. 96
Observing the Planetsp. 131
How to Observe Cometsp. 175
A First Look at the Starsp. 190
Observing Double and Multiple Starsp. 207
Observing Clusters, Nebulae, and Galaxiesp. 267
Windows into Spacep. 315
Appendixesp. 341
Indexp. 393
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ISBN: 9780671664046
ISBN-10: 0671664042
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st June 1988
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.56