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The Resource Observing the solar system : the modern astronomer's guide, Gerald North

Observing the solar system : the modern astronomer's guide, Gerald North

Label
Observing the solar system : the modern astronomer's guide
Title
Observing the solar system
Title remainder
the modern astronomer's guide
Statement of responsibility
Gerald North
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written by a well-known and experienced amateur astronomer, this is a practical primer for all aspiring observers of the planets and other Solar System objects. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced astronomer, you will find all you need in this book to help develop your knowledge and skills and move on to the next level of observing. This up-to-date, self-contained guide provides a detailed and wide-ranging background to Solar System astronomy, along with extensive practical advice and resources. Topics covered include: traditional visual observing techniques using telescopes and ancillary equipment; how to go about imaging astronomical bodies; how to conduct measurements and research of scientifically useful quality; the latest observing and imaging techniques. Whether your interests lie in observing aurorae, meteors, the Sun, the Moon, asteroids, comets, or any of the major planets, you will find all you need here to help you get started"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB44.3
LC item number
.N678 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
Label
Observing the solar system : the modern astronomer's guide, Gerald North
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Earth and sky -- 2. Moon and planet observer's hardware -- 3. The Solar System framed -- 4. Stacking up the Solar System -- 5. Our Moon -- 6. Mercury and Venus -- 7. Mars -- 8. Jupiter -- 9. Saturn, Uranus and Neptune -- 10. Small worlds -- 11. Comets -- 12. Our daytime star -- Appendix 1. Telescope collimation -- Appendix 2. Field-testing a telescope's optics -- Appendix 3. Polar alignment
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 489 p., [8] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780521897518
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011041126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759491732
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853274524
Label
Observing the solar system : the modern astronomer's guide, Gerald North
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Earth and sky -- 2. Moon and planet observer's hardware -- 3. The Solar System framed -- 4. Stacking up the Solar System -- 5. Our Moon -- 6. Mercury and Venus -- 7. Mars -- 8. Jupiter -- 9. Saturn, Uranus and Neptune -- 10. Small worlds -- 11. Comets -- 12. Our daytime star -- Appendix 1. Telescope collimation -- Appendix 2. Field-testing a telescope's optics -- Appendix 3. Polar alignment
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 489 p., [8] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780521897518
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011041126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759491732
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853274524

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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