The Casual Sky Observer s Guide

Author: Rony De Laet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461405955
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide offers an observing program for occasional amateur observers looking for some quick, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. In the real world, where time for observing is limited, the weather is seldom perfect, and expensive equipment is not an option, amateur astronomy may not be seen as a worthwhile activity. However, portable and quick-to-set-up instruments are available. A pair of binoculars or a small telescope fills the bill. And the way to make the most of these instruments is described in the Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide. Not only does the book feature the best and brightest showpieces of the heavens; it also provides a great deal of physical and environmental data as well as lots of fascinating information and beautiful illustrations that provide a unique perspective on the many treasures within and beyond our home galaxy, the Milky Way--stars, star clusters, other galaxies, and nebulae, all within reach of binoculars or a small telescope.

Binocular Highlights

Author: Gary Seronik
Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781931559430
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Binocular Highlights is a tour of 96 different celestial sights ? from softly glowing clouds of gas and dust to unusual stars, clumps of stars, and vast star cities (galaxies) ? all visible in binoculars. Each object is plotted on a detailed, easy-to-use star map, and most of these sights can be found even in a light-polluted sky. Also included are four seasonal all-sky charts that help locate each highlight. You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. In fact, as even experienced star gazers know, to go beyond the naked-eye sky and delve deep into the universe, all you need are binoculars ? even the ones hanging unused in your closet. If you don't own any, Binocular Highlights explains what to look for when choosing binoculars for star gazing and provides observing tips for users of these portable and versatile mini-telescopes. Sprial-bound with readable paper spine, full color throughout.

Astronomy Hacks

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596100605
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.

A Stargazing Program for Beginners

Author: Jamie Carter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319220721
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sets out a simple month-by-month program to reveal all of the night sky's biggest and most beautiful secrets in just one year – and with only a few hours of stargazing each month By investing just an hour a week and $50 in binoculars, it’s possible to learn a few simple techniques and quickly gain a real insight into the night sky's ever-changing patterns – and what they tell us about Earth, the seasons and ourselves. Searching more for a learned appreciation of nature and our exact place within the cosmos than academic scientific knowledge, science and travel writer Jamie Carter takes the reader on a 12 month tour of the night sky's incredible annual rhythms that say so much about Earth. During the journey he learns about the celestial mechanics at work in the skies above that are – to the beginner – almost beyond belief. As well as the vital constellations and clusters, and the weird and wonderful nebulas, he searches out “dark sky destinations” across the globe that help increase knowledge and give a new perspective on familiar night sky sights. On the journey he witnesses a solar eclipse and grapples with star-charts, binoculars, smartphone apps, telescopes, spots satellites and attempts basic astro-photography. By year's end, the reader will be able to glance at the night sky from anywhere on the planet and tell what direction he or she is facing, what time it is, where all the planets are and even where the Galactic Center Point is.

Binocular Astronomy

Author: Stephen Tonkin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 184628788X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book contains everything an astronomer needs to know about binocular observing. The book takes an in-depth look at the instruments themselves. It has sections on evaluating and buying binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and accessories. In addition there is a selection of fifty fine objects to be seen with 50mm and 100mm binoculars. The advantages of using both eyes for astronomical observing are many and considerable, largely because of the way the human brain processes visual information. This book enables the astronomer to maximize those advantages.

Celestial Harvest

Author: James Mullaney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486170926
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Useful guide tells where to look for planets in Earth's solar system, as well as asteroids such as Ceres and Juno, open star clusters, diffuse nebulas, supernova remnants, spiral galaxies, and other phenomena.

The Cambridge Star Atlas

Author: Wil Tirion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521173639
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information about the moon, star charts and monthly sky maps covering that which is visible each month in different hemispheres. Original.

Double Stars for Small Telescopes

Author: Sissy Haas
Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781931559324
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This catalog of dounle stars is among the most comprehensive ever printed. With over 2,100 star pairings listed with coordinates, color, and interesting information about every pair, Double Stars for Small Telescopes is an essential addition to the library of every astronomy enthusiast. 248 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 invhes, softcover.

Jumbo Pocket Sky Atlas

Author: Roger Sinnott
Publisher: Sky & Telescope
ISBN: 9781940038254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time! Sky & Telescope's celestial atlases are the standard by which all other star atlases have been judged for a half century. Now we've raised the bar again with our Pocket Sky Atlas - Jumbo Edition. There has never been such a wonderfully detailed atlas so handy to take on trips and use at the telescope, thanks to its user-friendly size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to-read labels. The charts show both constellation boundaries and stick figures to help you find your way. Features of this atlas: More than 30,000 stars individually sized according to their relative brightness 1,500 deep-sky objects color-coded by type, including 675 galaxies oriented as they appear in the sky This Jumbo Edition has 6 new close-up charts, for a total of 10, depicting high-interest star fields. Labels even more legible in dim light