Seeing Stars is written for astronomers, regardless of the depth of their theoretical knowledge, who are taking their first steps in observational astronomy. Chris Kitchin and Bob Forrest - both professional astronomers - take a conducted tour of the night sky and suggest suitable observing programmes for everyone from beginners to experts.
How is this book different? We are all familiar with the beautiful images of planets and galaxies obtained by spacecraft and giant telescopes - but what can you really see with a small telescope? What should you expect from a small refractor or reflector? And what is the effect of observing from a site near a city? The answers are all here, with many photographs that will illustrate exactly what can be seen with different instruments (everything from the naked eye to a 300mm telescope) - and from different locations.
Table of Contents
- Finding Your Way Around the Sky
- Your Telescope and How to Get the Best Out of It
- The Sun
- The Moon
- The Planets and Minor Solar System Objects
- Unaided Observations
- Advanced Work
Amateur astronomers and astronomy students
Springer Berlin, 1997, 186 S.
Hardcover, w. numerous figs.
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