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Author North, Gerald.
Title Observing the solar system [electronic resource] : the modern astronomer's guide / Gerald North.
Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
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"Written by a well-known and experienced amateur astronomer, this is a practical primer for all aspiring observers of the planets and other Solar System objects. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced astronomer, you will find all you need in this book to help develop your knowledge and skills and move on to the next level of observing. This up-to-date, self-contained guide provides a detailed and wide-ranging background to Solar System astronomy, along with extensive practical advice and resources. Topics covered include: traditional visual observing techniques using telescopes and ancillary equipment; how to go about imaging astronomical bodies; how to conduct measurements and research of scientifically useful quality; the latest observing and imaging techniques. Whether your interests lie in observing aurorae, meteors, the Sun, the Moon, asteroids, comets, or any of the major planets, you will find all you need here to help you get started"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Earth and sky; 2. Moon and planet observer's hardware; 3. The Solar System framed; 4. Stacking up the Solar System; 5. Our Moon; 6. Mercury and Venus; 7. Mars; 8. Jupiter; 9. Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; 10. Small worlds; 11. Comets; 12. Our daytime star; Appendices; Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Astronomy -- Amateurs' manuals.
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Moon -- Observations.
Solar system -- Amateurs' manuals.
Solar system -- Observers' manuals.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780521897518 0521897513 (DLC) 2011041126
ISBN 1139570749 (electronic bk.)
9781139570749 (electronic bk.)
9780521897518 (hardback)
0521897513 (hardback)
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