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Observing meteors, comets, supernovae, and other transient phenomena

Author: Neil Bone
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©1999.
Series: Practical astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Neil Bone has written entirely about observing transient phenomena - events, often short-lived, that can take even the experienced observer by surprise. In a detailed but thoroughly readable book, he discusses the best way to observe, photograph, or otherwise record transient events associated with meteors, aurorae and other atmospheric phenomena, the sun, the moon, the planets, asteroids and planetary satellites,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observations
Amateurs' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Bone
ISBN: 1852330171 9781852330170
OCLC Number: 38898121
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Meteors --
3. Aurorae and other Atmospheric Phenomena --
4. The Sun --
5. The Moon --
6. The Planets --
7. Small Bodies of the Solar System --
8. Comets --
9. Variable Stars --
10. Novae and Supernovae --
11. Information Sources.
Series Title: Practical astronomy.
Responsibility: Neil Bone.

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Many books cover permanent astronomical objects, but few consider transient, out-of-the-ordinary astronomical phenomena. At one end: of the scale, it gives advice on the best ways to observe meteors,  Read more...

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REVIEWS OF ASTRONOMICAL TOOLS"OBSERVING METEORS, COMETS, SUPERNOVAE is a practical guide for any amateur astronomer and is highly recommended."

 
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