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The practical astronomer

Author: Will Gater; Anton Vamplew; Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: London : DK/Penguin Random House, 2017. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edition, revised and updatedView all editions and formats
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An accessible and inspirational astronomy guide that gives you all the knowledge you need to expand your understanding of the night sky.This guide explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognise different objects such as moons, comets, and asteroids, and explains how they move through the sky over the course of the night and the year. The Practical Astronomer begins with observation with the naked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Gater; Anton Vamplew; Jacqueline Mitton
ISBN: 9780241302231 0241302234
OCLC Number: 1010945993
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: 2010.
Description: 264 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Understanding the universe --
Looking up --
Observing and recording --
Pathfinders --
The solar system --
Star charts --
Reference.
Responsibility: Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant Jacqueline Mitton.

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An accessible and inspirational astronomy guide that gives you all the knowledge you need to expand your understanding of the night sky.This guide explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognise different objects such as moons, comets, and asteroids, and explains how they move through the sky over the course of the night and the year. The Practical Astronomer begins with observation with the naked eye, and illustrated introductions show you how to set up and use binoculars and telescopes, and how to take your own pictures. Clear star charts guide you through the Northern and Southern hemispheres, using brighter stars as signposts to locate harder-to-see objects. Map the constellations from Aquila to Virgo, and discover Orion, Gemini, Ursa Minor, and dozens more along the way. A brand-new almanac section tells you the best time of the year to view every planet and includes details of eclipses. The Practical Astronomer is also fully up-to-date with the newest equipment and the latest incredible photos of space. Become an accomplished amateur astronomer with this practical guide.

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