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Philip's Solar System Observer's Guide By Peter Grego

Philip's Solar System Observer's Guide
by Peter Grego

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The Philip's Solar System Observer's Guide is a practical and colourful introduction to our 'corner' of the Universe.
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Philip's Solar System Observer's Guide by Peter Grego

The Philip's Solar System Observer's Guide is a practical and colourful introduction to our 'corner' of the Universe. It describes how to observe not only the planets but also the Moon, Sun, comets, meteors, asteroids and other objects found within our Solar System. It is aimed at users of binoculars and small to medium telescopes.Each chapter is devoted to a different object, and in each case the author explains how to find the object, how to observe it, what you can expect to see and how you can record your observations. The chapters are illustrated with digital images, photographs and sketches obtained by both amateur and professional astronomers.Dates are provided for special events, such as eclipses, transits*, oppositions* and so on, where appropriate, so that the reader can make the most of the best opportunities available. Where specialist equipment is required - for example, when observing the Sun - this is clearly explained. A separate chapter provides an overview of the equipment and techniques needed by most Solar System observers, and includes tips on dealing with light pollution and poor seeing.* a transit is the passage of a body, such as Mercury or Venus, directly between the Earth and the Sun.* at opposition a planet lies exactly opposite the Sun in the sky, and is best placed for observation from Earth.Main map scale:

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About Peter Grego


Peter Grego is the Director of the Lunar Section of the Society for Popular; Astronomy and the editor of Popular Astronomy magazine. He also writes and; illustrates a regular column in Astronomy Now and is the author of several; books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Peter lives in; Rednal, near Birmingham.

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GOR001401840
Philip's Solar System Observer's Guide by Peter Grego
Peter Grego
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2005-10-30
256
0540088277
9780540088270
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