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Star Clusters: A Pocket Field Guide (Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide)

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The Pocket Field Guide to Star Clusters is written for practical astronomers and is intended for use at the telescope (or binoculars). It is a succinct, easy to understand guide with some good information in a concise yet easily understood format suited to actually using the book while observing. Thus this book is principally about observing star clusters - how to see them, how to find them, and how to image them. The first half dozen pages contain a brief outline in simple terms as to what star clusters are, and in the next approximately 150 pages there are two-page spreads for each star cluster that include concise, easy to read descriptions, observing notes, and facts, as well as photography/imaging notes, and suggested instruments. 'Finder' star charts help observers easily locate the cluster. Digital images (by the renowned digital imager Jan Wisniewski) illustrate the book throughout.

Synopsis:

Star Clusters provides a succinct guide suited for observing star clusters in the field - how to see them, how to find them, and how to photograph them. Readers will find a definition of star clusters, easy-to-read descriptions, plus notes and facts for observation.

Synopsis:

Star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky and are prime targets for observational astronomers as well as astrophotographers. Using some of the newer technologies and larger and more powerful telescopes available today to amateur astronomers, many more of these dazzling groupings of stars can now be located and viewed throughout the year. In this field guide that will help you to decide what to look for and where to look for it, as well as what equipment to use, you will find what you need, whether you are a beginner in the field or an experienced observer. So on the next clear night, take your book and your binoculars or telescope and maybe your camera outside and see what new wonders can be revealed to you. You won't be disappointed!

About the Author

Charles Cardona has been a teaching assistant in Astronomy at SUNY Suffolk Community College in New York, a former observatory director, a Variable Star section director, and a chairman of the board at the Custer Institute Observatory. He also taught courses, lectures, and seminars in Astronomy, Optics, and Computer Science. He was also the publisher of the Observatory Report Newsletter. In addition to his astronomy work, Charles has been an entrepreneur and has built and sold several companies. During the past 10 years, he has donated more than $200,000 to astronomy, education, and related children's causes. He recently organized the installation of a new observatory dome and telescope equipment. He is currently involved in various educational programs and groups dedicated to finding missing children.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Part I: Background.- Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Understanding Stars and Star Clusters.- Chapter 3: How to Use This Book.- Part II: Star Clusters.- Chapter 4: Descriptions, Images, and Charts.- Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441970398
Author:
Cardona, Charles A., Iii
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Cardona, Charles
Author:
Charles A. Cardona III
Author:
Cardona III, Charles A.
Author:
Cardona, Charles A., III
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy books
Subject:
cluster charts
Subject:
cluster observing
Subject:
globular cluster observing
Subject:
open cluster observing
Subject:
Practical Astronomy
Subject:
star cluster photography
Subject:
Popular Science in Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Astronomy-Handbooks and Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2010
Series:
Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide
Publication Date:
20101108
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
187
Dimensions:
203 x 127 mm 206 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Star Clusters provides a succinct guide suited for observing star clusters in the field - how to see them, how to find them, and how to photograph them. Readers will find a definition of star clusters, easy-to-read descriptions, plus notes and facts for observation.
"Synopsis" by , Star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky and are prime targets for observational astronomers as well as astrophotographers. Using some of the newer technologies and larger and more powerful telescopes available today to amateur astronomers, many more of these dazzling groupings of stars can now be located and viewed throughout the year. In this field guide that will help you to decide what to look for and where to look for it, as well as what equipment to use, you will find what you need, whether you are a beginner in the field or an experienced observer. So on the next clear night, take your book and your binoculars or telescope and maybe your camera outside and see what new wonders can be revealed to you. You won't be disappointed!
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