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Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today's amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers.  Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images.  Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes.  The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software.  The list goes on and on. Find out here how to choose the best planetarium program: are commercial versions really better than freeware?   Learn how to optimise a go-to telescope, or connect it to a lap-top.  Discover how to choose the best webcam and use it with your telescope.  Create a mosaic of the Moon, or high-resolution images of the planets... Astronomy with a Home Computer is designed for every amateur astronomer who owns a home computer, whether it is running Microsoft Windows, Mac O/S or Linux.  It doesn't matter what kind of telescope you own either - a small refractor is just as useful as a big "go-to" SCT for most of the projects in this book.

Synopsis:

Today's amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and Webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes. The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software. 7A guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers 7Helps amateur astronomers filter through the overwhelming amount of information available on the Web 7Addresses hardware issues such as linking laptops or webcams to amateur telescopes 7Latest addition to Patrick Moore's successful Practical Astronomy Series 7For use with all available computer operating systems 7Jargon-free and suitable for all levels

Table of Contents

Preface.- Chapter l: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Modern amateur astronomy and the Internet.- Chapter 3: Planetarium programs and other astronomical software .- Chapter 4: Buying a go-to telescope.- Chapter 5: Using and enjoying your telescope.- Chapter 6: Webcam and digital camera astrophotography.- Appendix 1: Reading & Resources.- Appendix 2: Seeing, transparency & darkness

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852338053
Author:
Monks, Neale
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Data processing
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Computer
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Popular Science in Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
2005
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Publication Date:
20050114
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
209
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 670 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Today's amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and Webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes. The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software. 7A guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers 7Helps amateur astronomers filter through the overwhelming amount of information available on the Web 7Addresses hardware issues such as linking laptops or webcams to amateur telescopes 7Latest addition to Patrick Moore's successful Practical Astronomy Series 7For use with all available computer operating systems 7Jargon-free and suitable for all levels
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