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Comets, and how to observe them

Author: Richard W Schmude
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Astronomers' observing guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a complete guide to comets. It provides detailed information about how to observe them with telescopes or even binoculars and includes data from the latest space probes sent to Comets Halley, Wild 2, and Tempel. It also explains how to image comets using digital cameras and how to discover comets with just a computer. Comets have inspired wonder, excitement and even fear ever since they were first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Schmude
ISBN: 9781441957894 1441957898 9781441957900 1441957901
OCLC Number: 489634788
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Comets: an overview --
Comets 9P/Tempel 1, 1P/Halley, 19P/Borrelly, and 81P/Wild 2 --
Observing comets with the unaided eye and binoculars --
Observing with small telescopes --
Observing with large telescopes.
Series Title: Astronomers' observing guides.
Responsibility: Richard Schmude.

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This book gives a summary of our current knowledge of comets and describes how amateur astronomers can contribute. It contains many practical examples and details key observing techniques that can be  Read more...

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