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The Observational Amateur Astronomer : Practical Astronomy - CBE, DSc, FRAS, Sir Patrick Moore

The Observational Amateur Astronomer

Practical Astronomy

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This book is designed to help the reader get the most out of their astronomical telescope. Each chapter deals with a different class of object, covering the whole range of possibilities from the moon to comets, novae and meteors.

"The strength of the book lies in the expertise of the text. If you are at that stage in amateur astronomy where youre wondering which path to follow, I'm sure you will find inspiration from this book." - David Graham, Popular Astronomy "(Moore) is to be congratulated upon producing an up to date and enjoyable guide to observational astronomy" J. of the British Astronomical Association

Introduction
The Sun in White Lightp. 1
The Sun in Hydrogen-Alphap. 23
Eclipsesp. 27
The Moonp. 45
Mercury and Venusp. 57
Marsp. 73
Jupiterp. 93
Saturnp. 111
The Asteroids and Telescopic Planetsp. 127
Meteorsp. 141
Cometsp. 159
Occultationsp. 183
Aurorae and Noctilucent Cloudsp. 195
Variable Starsp. 209
Supernovaep. 221
Deep Sky Observingp. 233
Artificial Satellitesp. 253
Annotated Drawingsp. 271
Contributorsp. 278
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9783540198994
ISBN-10: 3540198997
Series: Practical Astronomy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: Annotated