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Practical Amateur Astronomy 2 Volume Paperback Set Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes By Michael A. Covington

Practical Amateur Astronomy 2 Volume Paperback Set Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes
by Michael A. Covington

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In addition to the more standard techniques, this unique guide introduces the latest modern resources available to today's astronomer, including personal computers, the Internet, and computerized telescopes. It offers detailed practical advice for observing the Sun, Moon, planets, and 200 stars and deep-sky objects with modest-sized telescopes under suburban conditions.
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Practical Amateur Astronomy 2 Volume Paperback Set Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes: Volume 2 by Michael A. Covington

Based on field notes made by the author during his own career as an amateur astronomer, this unique guide covers both the traditional and novel approaches to studying the night sky. In addition to the more standard techniques, it discusses the latest modern resources available to today's astronomer, such as personal computers, the Internet, and computerized telescopes. It includes practical advice on aspects such as site selection and weather; provides the reader with detailed instructions for observing the Sun, Moon, planets, and all types of deep-sky objects; and it introduces newer specialities such as satellite observing and the use of astronomical databases. The book concludes with detailed information about 200 stars, clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, suitable for viewing with modest-sized telescopes under suburban conditions. Written to complement How to Use a Computerized Telescope, this book will also appeal to astronomers with more traditional equipment.

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Practical Amateur Astronomy 2 Volume Paperback Set Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes Reviews


'It is clear that the author has carried out a tremendous amount of personal observation and anyone working through the list will end up with a good knowledge of the night sky.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'As an observing guide, Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes is an excellent choice for those starting off in observational amateur astronomy and even for others with limited observing experience.' Astronomy & Space
' ... very well written ... will be of greatest use to absolute beginners and visual observers owning LX200 Autostar and NexStar telescopes.' Journal of the British Astronomical Association
"This book is highly recommmended for all public, college and university libraries. The modest price would also make it an attractive purchase for private collections as well." E-STREAMS
"Altogether, one of the best field guides available. Highly recommended." Choice

About Michael A. Covington


Michael Covington is one of America's leading amateur astronomers and the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur (0521641330).

Table of Contents


Preface; Part I. Amateur Astronomy: 1. Using this book effectively; 2. Observing sites and conditions; 3. The Moon, the Sun, and eclipses; 4. The planets; 5. Comets, asteroids (minor planets), and artificial satellites; 6. Constellations; 7. Stars - identification, nomenclature, and maps; 8. Stars - physical properties; 9. Double and multiple stars; 10. Variable stars; 11. Clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; Part II. Celestial Objects for Suburban Telescopes: 12. Celestial objects for suburban telescopes; 13. The January-February sky (R.A. 6h-10h); 14. The March-April sky (R.A. 10h-14h); 15. The May-June sky (R.A. 14h-18h); 16. The July-August sky (R.A. 18h-22h); 17. The September-October sky (R.A. 22h-2h); 18. The November-December sky (R.A. 2h-6h); Part III. Appendices: A. Converting decimal minutes to seconds; B. Precession from 1950 to 2000; C. Julian date, 2001-2015.

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GOR002720869
Practical Amateur Astronomy 2 Volume Paperback Set Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes: Volume 2 by Michael A. Covington
Michael A. Covington
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2002-09-26
282
0521524199
9780521524193
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