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Observing the Solar System The Modern Astronomer's Guide

Handbook / Manual
By: Gerald North(Author)
489 pages, 16 colour & 220 b/w photos and illustrations, 3 tables
Observing the Solar System
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  • Observing the Solar System ISBN: 9780521897518 Hardback Oct 2012 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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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 Observing the Solar System: The Modern Astronomer's Guide 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.


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


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Handbook / Manual
By: Gerald North(Author)
489 pages, 16 colour & 220 b/w photos and illustrations, 3 tables
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