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Astrofaqs: Questions Amateur Astronomers Frequently Ask (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series,)

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This clear easy-to-understand book helps "new" amateur astronomers by answering the most frequently asked questions. The idea is to quickly take the reader to a level of expertise significantly higher than that provided by general books. Each chapter is on a different subject, from what to buy through to how to use it and what to look at. The tips and techniques are applicable to all telescope users.

Synopsis:

This work aims to help "new" amateur astronomers by answering the most frequently asked questions. Each chapter is on a different subject, from what to buy through to how to use it and what to look at. The tips and techniques are applicable to all telescope users.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Choosing Equipment: Choosing Binoculars. Choosing a Telescope. Choosing Eyepieces. Choosing Accessories, Filters, Finders, Lighting, Guiding. Astrophotography.- Setting Up: Polar Alignment. Using Setting Circles.- Getting the Best out of Your Optics: How Does a Telescope Work? Understanding Aberrations. Star Testing. Collimating. Cleaning the Optics. Observing Criteria.- Understanding the Celestial Sphere: Positional Astronomy. Time. Interpolating Ephemerides.- Miscellaneous: Counteracting Dew. Dressing for the cold. Magnitudes.- Handy Formulae: Magnification. Exit Pupil Size. Secondary Offset. Limiting Magnitude. Telescope Resolution. Co-ordinate Conversion.- Glossary.- Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852332723
Author:
Tonkin, Stephen
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Tonkin, S.
Author:
Tonkin, Stephen F.
Location:
London
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Astronomical instruments
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Telescopes/Binoculars and Observing
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
B
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Series Volume:
104-821
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
111
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 410 gr

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"Synopsis" by , This work aims to help "new" amateur astronomers by answering the most frequently asked questions. Each chapter is on a different subject, from what to buy through to how to use it and what to look at. The tips and techniques are applicable to all telescope users.
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