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Software and Data for Practical Astronomers : The Best of the Internet - David Ratledge

Software and Data for Practical Astronomers

The Best of the Internet

Paperback Published: 18th November 1998
ISBN: 9781852330552
Number Of Pages: 184

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The Internet contains so much information and data for astronomers that just finding what you want is a daunting task, and downloading can take hours of computer and telephone time. This selection of "the best of the Internet" is accompanied by a free CD-ROM containing over 300 MB of downloaded material that will fascinate every astronomer. There is a fully registered version of SkyMap, an MPEG video player, Acrobat readers, massive deep-sky, double-star, comet and asteroid databases, some of the best images and videos from space, and of course lots of shareware programs. Several NASA eclipse guides are featured, including a 120-page guide to the 1999 total solar eclipse.

Introduction: How and where to startp. 1
Virtual Sky Watching: Sky simulations, mapping and morep. 11
Data Sources I: Deep Sky Objectsp. 23
Data Sources II: The Solar System: Planets, Asteroids and Cometsp. 39
Data Sources III: Eclipses and Occultationsp. 55
Astrometry and Photometry: Real Sciencep. 69
Images and Videos: Stunning pictures and instructive videosp. 85
CCD Imaging and Image Processing: Getting the best from digital imagesp. 103
Telescope Making: Do-it-yourself help and inspirationp. 115
Satellite Tracking: What's passing over tonight?p. 129
Observatories: Virtual tours of the world's biggest observatoriesp. 143
Your own Homepage: Join the revolution and publish your own materialp. 157
Miscellany: Too good to leave out!p. 167
The Accompanying CD-ROM: Try it our way first!p. 177
Index of CD-ROM Contentsp. 181
Notes about the CD-ROMp. 184
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ISBN: 9781852330552
ISBN-10: 1852330554
Series: Practical Astronomy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 18th November 1998
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.6  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.39