This is an informative and well-illustrated guide to planetary observations for amateurs. After a brief description of the solar system and a chapter on the celestial sphere, readers are shown how to choose, test and use a telescope with various accessories and how to make observations and record results. For each planet and the asteroids, details are given of observational techniques, together with suggestions for how to make contributions of scientific value. From a general description and detailed observational history of each planet, observers can anticipate what they should see and assess their own observations. The chapter on planetary photography includes the revolutionary use of videography, charge coupled devices and video-assisted drawing. There are also chapters on making maps and planispheres and on photoelectric photometry.
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This is an informative and well-illustrated guide for amateur astronomers who wish to make effective observations of the solar system planets and asteroids. Highly detailed practical instructions are provided to observational techniques and the recording and analysis of data.Review:
'... [contains] many pearls of information ... presented concisely with excellent illustrations ... a synopsis of historical observations provides excellent foundations for planning observational programs...'. Donald Parker, Sky and Telescope
' ... [contains] a tremendous amount of useful information, and helpful advice ... a definite success ... valuable both to the beginner and to the serious planetary observer. I strongly recommend it.' Patrick Moore, New Scientist
'This first-class introductory book ... is one of the best ... A great deal of invaluable information, factual and historical, has been condensed into this handbook...'. Irish Astronomical Journal
'... contains a wealth of information ... an excellent handbook on the planets. Recommended.' Reference Book Review
'The Planetary Observer's Handbook is a valuable source of information and advice for anyone interested in our planetary neighbours. It is an enthusiastic and well written work and I recommend it to both the beginner and the serious planetary observer.' Antony Brian, Astronomy Now
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0521442575
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0521442575
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110521442575
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97805214425721.0