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A Complete Manual of Amateur Astronomy: Tools and Techniques for Astronomical Observationsby P Clay Sherrod
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Concise, highly readable book discusses the selection, set-up, and maintenance of a telescope; amateur studies of the sun; lunar topography and occultations; observations of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the minor planets and the stars; an introduction to photoelectric photometry; and more. 1981 edition. 124 figures. 26 halftones. 37 tables.
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This readable guide to observing the sky provides amateur and student astronomers with practical knowledge of telescope use and astronomical photography, describes astronomical phenomena that can be observed, and gives ideas for research projects. This is an unabridged republication of a book published by Prentice-Hall, New York, 1981. Clay is affiliated with Arkansas Sky Observatory. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
1. The Selection of a Telescope.
2. Instrument Setup and Maintenance.
3. Observations of Meteors.
4. Comets: A Guide to Observation, Photography, and Discovery.
5. Amateur Studies of the Sun.
6. Lunar Topography.
7. Lunar Occultations.
8. Mars: The Red Planet.
9. Jupiter: An Amateur's Guide to Research Projects.
10. Observations of Saturn.
11. Visual Photometry of the Minor Planets.
12. Studies of Variable Stars.
13. An Introduction to Photoelectric Photometry.
14. Astrophotography for the Amateur Astronomer.
Glossary. Appendices. Index.
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