Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies


  • Author : Antony Cooke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-01-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846281495


Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies Book Description :

Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.

Lights in the Sky

Lights in the Sky


  • Author : Michael Maunder
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-09-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846287619


Lights in the Sky Book Description :

Many lights and other objects in the sky go unrecognised, or at least are little understood by those observing them. Such things range from the commonplace like rainbows and meteors, to the distinctly unusual like the green flash and ball lightning. And there is still a residuum of objects that remain unidentified by the watcher – classed generally as ‘UFOs’, a description which today has connotations of the mysterious, even of extraterrestrial visitors. The first part of this book is an identification guide, very much like the "plant identifier" sections found in a good gardening or botany book. It allows quick (and structured) identification of known aerial phenomena, whether at night or during the day. The objects thus found are referenced to the second part of the book... The second part gives a full description, physical explanation, and where relevant notes on observing and photographing the various phenomena. Some will need optical aids such as binoculars or telescopes, but the main thrust of the book is identification and explanation rather than imaging. The final chapter approaches UFOs from a scientific standpoint, particularly the way in which human perception and often preconception affects the outcome. It does however finish with a short section on "extraterrestrial UFOs", emphasising the burden of proof aspect and touching on the scientific theories of life on other worlds and the improbability of visitors.

The Night Sky Companion
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The Night Sky Companion


  • Author : Tammy Plotner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-02-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 038779509X


The Night Sky Companion Book Description :

T. Plotner, The Night Sky Companion, DOI 10. 1007/978-0-387-79509-6_1, 1 Springer ScienceþBusiness Media, LLC 2009 2 TheNightSkyCompanion Welcome,fellowtravelertothestars!Forthenextyearwewilltakeajourneytogetheracrossthenight sky. In these pages you will find lunar features, planets, meteor showers, single and multiple stars, open and globular clusters, as well as distant galaxies. There will be astronomy history to explore, famous astronomers to meet, and science to learn. You’ll find things here for those who enjoy stargazing with just their eyes, binoculars, or even the largest of telescopes! Although these observing tips are designed with all readers in mind, not everyone lives in the same time zone—or the same hemisphere—and certainly no one has clear skies every night. But no matter where you live, or who you are, it is my hope that somewhere here you find something of interest to keep you looking up! LearningtheNightSky If you are new to astronomy, it might seem difficult to learn all those stars. Relax! It’s much easier than you think. Just like moving to a new city, everything will seem unfamiliar at first, but with a little help from some maps, you’ll soon be finding your way around like a pro. Once you become familiar with the constellations and how they appear to move across the night sky, the rest is easy. If you do not have maps of your own, try visiting your local library or one of many online sites thatcangeneratethem. Theygiveobjectpositionsingreatdetail,andmosthaveakeyofGreekletters to help you understand star hop instructions.

Astronomy and the Climate Crisis

Astronomy and the Climate Crisis


  • Author : Antony Cooke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461446088


Astronomy and the Climate Crisis Book Description :

Climate change is acknowledged as being one of the most important areas of research today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us to a greater or lesser extent. From the point of view of research it is an enormously important and complex subject. However, little attention is paid to its relationship to astronomy, the sun in particular but not exclusively. Though directed at an astronomically inclined readership, and providing some less well-known astronomically related information, studies and concepts, this book will also appeal to a broader public, who need to understand the subject of climate change and learn of all the various theories and possible solutions.

A Visual Astronomer s Photographic Guide to the Deep Sky
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A Visual Astronomer s Photographic Guide to the Deep Sky


  • Author : Stefan Rumistrzewicz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 1441972420


A Visual Astronomer s Photographic Guide to the Deep Sky Book Description :

Over the last 15 years or so there has been a huge increase in the popularity of astrophotography with the advent of digital SLR cameras and CCD imagers. These have enabled astronomers to take many images and, indeed, check images as they scan the skies. Processing techniques using computer software have also made ‘developing’ these images more accessible to those of us who are ‘chemically challenged!’ And let’s face it – some of the pictures you see these days in magazines, books, and on popular web forums are, frankly, amazing! So, why bother looking through the eyepiece you ask? Well, for one thing, setting up the equipment is quicker. You just take your ‘scope out of the garage or, if you’re lucky enough to own one, open the roof of your observatory, align the ‘scope and off you go. If you have an equatorial mount, you’ll still need to roughly polar align, but this really takes only a few moments. The ‘imager’ would most likely need to spend more time setting up. This would include very accurate polar alignment (for equatorial mounts), then finding a guide star using his or her finder, checking the software is functioning properly, and c- tinuous monitoring to make sure the alignment is absolutely precise throu- out the imaging run. That said, an imager with a snug ‘obsy’ at the end of the garden will have a quicker time setting up, but then again so will the ‘visual’ observer.

Dark Nebulae  Dark Lanes  and Dust Belts

Dark Nebulae Dark Lanes and Dust Belts


  • Author : Antony Cooke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-01-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461411864


Dark Nebulae Dark Lanes and Dust Belts Book Description :

There are 'voids' obscuring all kinds of objects in the cosmos. Voids may be within an object, or between an object and us. Dark Nebulae, Dark Lanes, and Dust Lanes looks out into the deep sky at those apparent dark regions in space, which are among the most compelling telescopic destinations for amateur observers. One famous example is Barnard's dark nebulae - those striking dark clouds set against the background of stars in the Milky Way. But there are countless other less well known examples. These dark regions are often ignored altogether or commented upon only briefly in astronomy books, and it is all too easy to overlook the treasure trove they offer the observer. Dark Nebulae, Dark Lanes, and Dust Lanes is a great source of practical information for observers. Such voids may be successfully observed using conventional observing methods, but they are often far better seen with technologies such as light-pollution filters, CCD video cameras, and image intensifiers. This book explains the optimal ways to observe each object in detail.

Visual Astronomy in the Suburbs

Visual Astronomy in the Suburbs


  • Author : Antony Cooke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-04-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781852338473


Visual Astronomy in the Suburbs Book Description :

The only practical guide to observing truly spectacular astronomical objects from less than perfect locations. The only book to deal in depth with the application of image intensifiers to real-time astronomy. Gives advice on viewing objects, and on making realistic images by drawing or video. Includes extensive catalogs of spectacular objects that can be seen from suburban sites in both hemispheres.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Astronomy

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Astronomy


  • Author : Richard Talcott
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-11-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470446843


Teach Yourself VISUALLY Astronomy Book Description :

From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools for viewing; and photographing the skies. Helpful star maps, charts, and timetables bring the sky to life!

Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky
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Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky


  • Author : Roger N. Clark
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 0521361559


Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky Book Description :

Atlas over de vigtigste galakser og nebuloser, som kan ses i teleskop af amatørastronomer.

Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky
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Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky


  • Author : Roger N. Clark
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 0521361559


Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky Book Description :

Atlas over de vigtigste galakser og nebuloser, som kan ses i teleskop af amatørastronomer.