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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Comets and How to Observe Them

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Astronomers' Observing Guides provide up-to-date information for anateur astronomers who want to know all about what it is they are observing. This is the basis of the first part of the book. The second part details observing techniques for practical astronomers, working with a range of differnt insturuments.Comets have inspired wonder, excitement and even fear ever since they were first observed. They contain material from early in the life of the Solar System, held in deep-freeze. This makes them key in our understanding of the formation and evolution of many Solar System bodies.

Recent ground and space based observations have changed much in our understanding of comets. Comets and How to Observe Them gives a summary of our current knowledge and describes how amateur astronomers can contribute to the body of scientific knowledge of comets. This book contains many practical examples of how to construct comet light-curves, measure how fast a comet's coma expands, and determine the rotation period of the nucleus. All these examples are illustrated with drawings and photographs.

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ISBN:
9781441957900
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Jr., Richard Schmude
Author:
Schmude, Richard, Jr.
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101030
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
254

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