Seeing Stars The Night Sky Through Small Telescopes

Seeing Stars is written for astronomers, regardless of the depth of their theoretical knowledge, who are taking their first steps in observational astronomy. Chris Kitchin and Bob Forrest - both professional astronomers - take a conducted tour of the night sky and suggest suitable observing programm...

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Main Authors: Kitchin, Chris, Forrest, Robert W. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Springer London 1998, 1998
Series:The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Seeing Stars is written for astronomers, regardless of the depth of their theoretical knowledge, who are taking their first steps in observational astronomy. Chris Kitchin and Bob Forrest - both professional astronomers - take a conducted tour of the night sky and suggest suitable observing programmes for everyone from beginners to experts. How is this book different? We are all familiar with the beautiful images of planets and galaxies obtained by spacecraft and giant telescopes - but what can you really see with a small telescope? What should you expect from a small refractor or reflector? And what is the effect of observing from a site near a city? The answers are all here, with many photographs that will illustrate exactly what can be seen with different instruments (everything from the naked eye to a 300mm telescope) - and from different locations
Physical Description:XIII, 186 p online resource
ISBN:9781447106210