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Saturn and How to Observe It

Handbook / Manual
By: Julius Benton
184 pages, 96 illus
Publisher: Springer Nature
Saturn and How to Observe It
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  • Saturn and How to Observe It ISBN: 9781852338879 Paperback Nov 2005 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system, and the only one with a spectacular ring system that is easily visible from Earth. Saturn is a gas-giant, a huge world dominated by its rings and a retinue of moons. It is probably the most commonly observed and imaged planet for amateur astronomers, because it is always changing - the moons move visibly in the course of an hour, the weather systems on the planet change, and the orientation of the ring alters this way and that.

The concept of the book is to present an up-to-date detailed description (part one); and then (part two) to consider how best to observe and record the planet, its moons and its ring system successfully.


Introduction.- Saturn as a Planet.- Telescopes and Accessories.- Factors that Affect Observations.- Visual Impressions of Saturn's Globe and Ring System.- Drawing Saturn and its Rings.- Methods of Visual Photometry and Colorimetry.- Determining Latitudes and Timing CM Transits.- Observing Saturn's Satellites.- A Primer on Imaging Saturn and its Ring System.- References.- Appendix A.- Tables.

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Handbook / Manual
By: Julius Benton
184 pages, 96 illus
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Aus den Rezensionen: "Eine neue Serie fur Amateur-Astronomen, die nicht nur beobachten, sondern auch Details uber ihr Zielobjekt erfahren wollen. ! Das Buch ! erlautert ! wie Saturn und seine Ringe und Mond am besten zu beobachten sind. Die Beschreibung ist sehr ausfuhrlich und beinhaltet bereits erste Daten der Cassini-Mission. Der Beobachtungsteil befasst sich mit allen Aspekten der praktischen Arbeit am Teleskop, mit vielen Fotos und Zeichnungen des Ringplaneten. Ein exzellentes Werk fur alle, die sich naher mit den Planeten unseres Sonnensystems ! beschaftigen mochten." (in: Weltraumfacts, 2006, Issue 3, S. 25)

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