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Title:The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands The People and the Politics
Author(s): Astrid Elbers
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 240 p. 40 illus., 8 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands -- Chapter 3: The Making of the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope. -Chapter 4: Joining Forces with the Belgiums -- Chapter 5: The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope --
Conclusion -- Index
ISBN:9783319490793
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History of Science
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Title:Very-high-energy Gamma-ray Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Cataclysmic Variable Stars with MAGIC and Development of Trigger Systems for IACTs
Author(s): Rubén López Coto
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXXVIII, 217 p. 127 illus., 101 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Short Introduction to Cosmic Ray and Y-Ray Astronomy -- The Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique and the IACTs MAGIC and CTA -- Single Telescope Trigger for CTA -- The Topo-trigger: A New Stereo Trigger for Lowering the Energy
Threshold Of IACTs -- Introduction to Pulsar Wind Nebulae -- The Crab Nebula: a Gamma-Ray Factory in our Backyard -- The Puzzling PWN 3C 58 -- Introduction to Cataclysmic Variable Stars -- Multiwavelength Campaign on AE Aquarii -- Nova
and Dwarf Nova Observations with MAGIC -- Summary and Concluding Remarks
ISBN:9783319447513
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Title:Optical, Infrared and Radio Astronomy From Techniques to Observation
Author(s): Rosa Poggiani
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 179 p. 78 illus p.)
Contents:Part 1: The basics -- Chapter 1: Setting the scene -- Chapter 2: Pointing the telescope: astronomical coordinates and sky catalogs -- Part 2: Optical Astronomy -- Chapter 3: Optical astronomy: telescopes -- Chapter 4: Telescopes:
ground based or in space? -- Chapter 5: Optical astronomy: detectors -- Chapter 6: Optical photometry -- Chapter 7: Optical spectroscopy -- Part 3: The low energy side of classical astronomy -- Chapter 8: Infrared astronomy -- Chapter
9: Radio and submillimeter astronomy: radiotelescopes -- Chapter 10: Radio and submillimeter astronomy: receivers and spectrometers -- Part 4: Instruments acting together: interferometry -- Chapter 11: Interferometry and aperture
synthesis -- Chaper 12: Interferometers -- Part 5: Observing -- Chapter 13: Observations: preparation and execution -- Chapter 14: After observation: data analysis -- Chapter 15: Conclusions
ISBN:9783319447322
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Cosmology
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Title:John Tebbutt Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy
Author(s): Wayne Orchiston
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLVII, 555 p. 262 illus., 111 illus. in color p.)
Contents:1 John Tebbutt: Australian Astronomer Extraordinare -- 2 An Invaluable Resource: The Tebbutt Collection in the Mitchell Library, Sydney -- 3 The Development of Professional Astronomy in Nine Century Century/Australia -- 4 The Role of
the Independent Astronomer in Early Australian Economy. 5 Introduction. 6 The Great Comet of 1861: A Magnificent Career Catalyst. 7 An Urge for Independence: The Sydney Observatory Directorship. 8 From Humble Beginnings: The
Development of Windsor Observatory. 9 A Timely Spectacle: The Great Comet of 1881 Introduction. 10 An Abortive Association: The Australian Comet Corps. 11 A Gain in Light Grasp: The Legacy of the Grubb Telescope. 12 Power, Politics and
Prestige: The Russell-Tebbutt Feud. 13 Astronomers in Isolation: A New Branch of the British Astronomical Association. 14 The End of an Era: A Welcome and Long-Earned Retirement. 15 The Sequel: From Scientific Observatory to Museum of
Astronomy. INDEX
ISBN:9783319445212
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Keywords: Physics , Islands of the Pacific , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Australasian History
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Title:Space Telescopes Capturing the Rays of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Author(s): Neil English
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 312 p. 103 illus., 88 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Light: Nature's Great Information Superhighway -- Chapter 2: The Hubble Space Telescope - Tragedy and Triumph -- Chapter 3: Hubble - The People's Telescope -- Chapter 4: The Infrared Universe
-- Chapter 5: The Gamma Ray Universe -- Chapter 6: The Universe Through Ultraviolet Eyes -- Chapter 7: The X-Ray Universe -- Chapter 8: Probing the Microwave Sky -- Chapter 9: Empire of the Sun -- Chapter 10: Measuring the Heavens --
Chapter 11: Looking to the Future: The James Webb Space Telescope -- Useful Websites on Space Telescopes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319278148
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History of Science , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:The NexStar Evolution and SkyPortal User's Guide
Author(s): James L Chen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (153 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-32539-2
Contents:Preface -- Chapter 1: A Brief History of Computerized Telescope Mounts for Amateurs -- Chapter 2: A Review of Celestron GoTo Computerized Telescopes -- Chapter 3: Introduction to the Celestron NexStar Evolution and Sky Portal --
Chapter 4: Basic Operation of the Celestron NexStar Evolution and SkyPortal App -- Chapter 5: Basic Operation of the Celestron NexStar Evolution and NexStar+ Hand Control -- Chapter 6: Lessons Learned in Using the Celestron NexStar
Evolution and SkyPortal -- Chapter 7: Introduction to the SkyPortal WiFi Module -- Chapter 8: Advanced WiFi Tricks -- Chapter 9: Accessories for the Celestron NexStar Evolution -- Chapter 10: Mounting Other Optical Tubes on the NexStar
Evolution Mounts -- Chapter 11: Maintenance and Care of the NexStar Evolution Mounts and Electronics -- Appendix 1: Troubleshooting Checklist -- Appendix 2: Celestron Timeline -- Appendix 3: Celestron NexStar Evolution
Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications -- Appendix 4: Messier Catalog -- Appendix 5: The Caldwell Catalog -- Appendix 6: Selected Non-Messier Catalog NGC Objects -- Appendix 7: The Herschel 400 -- Appendix 8: Current Sky Portal
WiFi Module Compatible Celestron Mount Specifications -- Appendix 9: Glossary -- Bibliography -- Biographies -- Index
ISBN:9783319325392
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Keywords: Popular works , Image processing , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Image Processing and Computer Vision
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Title:Surveying the Skies How Astronomers Map the Universe
Author(s): Gareth Wynn-Williams
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (89 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28510-8
Contents:The Five Ages of Astronomy -- The Naked Eye Era -- The Telescope Era -- The Photography Era -- Radio Surveys -- Near-Infrared Surveys -- Far-infrared Surveys -- Ultraviolet Surveys -- X-ray Surveys - Gamma Ray Surveys -- The
Gigasurvey Era -- Special Surveys
ISBN:9783319285108
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy , History of Science
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Title:Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy Trials, Tribulations, Telescopes and Transits
Author(s): Wayne Orchiston
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (152 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22566-1
Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction -- Part I: Pre-European Astronomy in the Pacific -- Chapter 2: The Skies over Aotearoa/New Zealand -- Chapter 3: Mahutonga -- Part II: Cook Voyage Astronomy and New Zealand -- Chapter 4: Astronomy on Cook’s
First Voyage -- Chapter 5: Astronomy on Cook’s Second Voyage -- Chapter 6: Astronomy on Cook’s Third Voyage -- Part III: Fundamental Astronomy -- Chapter 7: The ‘Cook’ Gregorian Telescope in The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
-- Chapter 8: Stephen Carkeek, the Wellington Time Ball, and New Zealand’s Oldest ‘Surviving’ Observatory -- Chapter 9: The Historic Astronomical Observatories in the Wellington Botanic Garden -- Chapter 10: The Thames Observatory of
John Grigg -- Chapter 11: The Wanganui Refractor and its Remarkable English Equatorial Mounting -- Chapter 12: Joseph Ward -- Chapter 13: From Crossley to Carter -- Part IV: Transits of Venus -- Chapter 14: The 1874 and 1882 Transits
of Venus -- Chapter 15: Refining the Astronomical Unit -- Part V: Stunning Spectacles -- Chapter 16: An Amazing Public Spectacle -- Chapter 17: John Grigg and the Genesis of Cometary Astronomy in New Zealand -- Chapter 18: C.J.
Westland and Comet C/1914 S1 (Campbell) -- Chapter 19: A Catholic Approach to Astronomy -- Part VI: Other Notable Astronomers and Their Activities -- Chapter 20: Great Comets, and Wellington’s Earliest European Astronomers -- Chapter
21: Henry Severn -- Chapter 22: John Grigg and his Pioneering Astronomical Photography -- Part VII: Opening a New Window on the Universe -- Chapter 23: Dr Elizabeth Alexander and the Mysterious ‘Norfolk Island Effect’ -- Ch 24: John
Bolton, Gordon Stanley, Bruce Slee and the Riddle of the ‘Radio Stars’ -- Index
ISBN:9783319225661
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Keywords: Physics , History , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History of Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319225302:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Deep Sky Observing An Astronomical Tour
Author(s): Steven R Coe
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (38 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22530-2
Contents:Who Can Benefit from This Book? -- Why Should You Listen to Me? -- How Do I Find the Best Observing Site? -- How Do I Maximize My Time While Observing?.- What Other Accessories Are Useful?.- Why Should I Take Notes While Observing?.-
How Can I Find All These Deep-Sky Goodies when the Sky is So Huge?.- Any Other Tips?.- What Can I Observe in Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way?.- What Can I Observe in a Cluster of Galaxies?.- What Are All These Different Types of Nebulae,
and What Details Can I See in Them with My Telescope?.- What Can Be Seen Within Planetary Nebulae?.- What Can Be Seen in an Open Star Cluster?.- What Can Be Observed in Globular Clusters?.- Why Would I Want to Use Binoculars to View
the Sky?.- How Can I Use a Computer to Help Me Enjoy Deep-Sky Observing?.- Why Should I Set Up the Scope for a Public Viewing Session?.- Which Books on Astronomy Should I Get?.- A Magical Evening
ISBN:9783319225302
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Keywords: Popular works , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Title:The Vixen Star Book User Guide How to Use the Star Book TEN and the Original Star Book
Author(s): James Chen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (271 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21593-8
Contents:Brief History of Vixen Computerized Telescope Mounts for Amateurs -- Backyard Astronomy Basics -- Introduction to the Star Book-TEN -- Basic Operation of the Star Book-TEN -- Learned Lessons in Using the Star Book-TEN -- Introduction
to the Original Star Book -- Basic Operation of the Star Book -- Learned Lessons in Using the Star Book -- Notes on the Star Book-One and Star Book-S systems -- Accessories for Vixen Mounts -- Mounting Other Optical Tubes on the Vixen
Mounts -- Maintenance and Care of the Star Book mounts
ISBN:9783319215938
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Keywords: Popular works , Software engineering , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems
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Title:The Starlight Night The Sky in the Writings of Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Hopkins
Author(s): David H Levy
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (21 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-19878-1
Contents:Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Dedication -- Introduction -- Part I: The Sky in Early Modern English Literature -- Chapter One: The Stella Novae of 1572 and 1604 -- Chapter Two: Comets and Meteors: A Rich Harvest from 1573 to 1607 --
Chapter Three: These Late Eclipses -- Chapter Four: Of Signs and Seasons -- Chapter Five: The Telescope in Early Modern English Literature -- Part II: The Sky in the Poetry of Tennyson and Hopkins -- Chapter Six: Bridging the
Centuries: Astronomical Discoveries Between the Eras of Shakespeare and of Tennyson and Hopkins -- Chapter Seven: Leading Up to the Victorian Age: Moving Toward Hopkins and Tennyson -- Chapter Eight: Arise and Fly -- Chapter Nine:
Scarce Worth Discovery -- Chapter Ten: Hopkins and the Starlight Night -- Appendix A: A Selection of References to the Sky in Writings from 1572 to 1620 -- Appendix B: A selection of references to the sky in the writings of Hopkins --
Works Cited
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Keywords: Physics , History , Philology , Linguistics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History, general , Language and Literature
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Title:General Theory of Light Propagation and Imaging Through the Atmosphere
Author(s): T. Stewart McKechnie
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (13 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-18209-4
Contents:Introduction -- Terms, Definitions and Theoretical foundations -- Diffraction -- Wave propagation after scattering by a thin atmospheric layer -- Wave propagation over extended atmospheric paths -- Properties of point-object im ages
formed by telescopes -- Properties of point-object im ages formed by telescopes -- Average intensity envelopes of unresolved star images -- Core and halo structure in star images formed by large telescopes -- Statistical properties of
stellar speckle patterns -- Star image appear ance for small and large average turbulence structure sizes -- Approximate intensity envelopes for star images formed by telescopes with/without AO -- Telescope optical tolerances and
telescope resolution -- Laboratory simulation of im ages formed by large telescopes -- Laser beam propagation and atmospheric path characterization.- Atmospheric isoplanatic angle: Image stabilization and AO image correction
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Series:Springer Series in Optical Sciences: 196
Keywords: Physics , Atmospheric sciences , Optics , Electrodynamics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physical measurements , Measurement , Physics , Optics and Electrodynamics , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Atmospheric Sciences , Mathematical Methods in Physics
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Title:The Hubble Space Telescope From Concept to Success
Author(s): David J Shayler
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (107 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4939-2827-9
Contents:Part I: Birth of a Telescope -- Development of a telescope -- Man-tended Hardware -- Nuts and bolts – systems and support -- Servicing satellites – tools of the trade -- Troubled times -- Part II: Deployment and Recovery -- Funding
the plans and program -- Simulating the servicing -- STS-31 – The deployment mission -- STS-61 – Service Mission 1 – back on track -- Part III: Upgrades -- Planning new science -- STS-82 – Service Mission 2 – return to an old friend --
STS-103 – Service Mission 3A – a mission split in two -- STS-109 – Service Mission 3B – the other half -- Part IV: Lost Dreams and a New Hope -- A fourth mission in doubt? -- STS-125 – Service Mission 4 – a final farewell -- The
twilight years and beyond -- NASA at its best
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Keywords: Engineering , Space sciences , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
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Title:William and Caroline Herschel [electronic resource] : Pioneers in Late 18th-Century Astronomy
Author(s): Michael Hoskin
Date:2014
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This beautifully structured book presents the essentials of William and Caroline Herschels pioneering achievements in late 18th-century astronomy. Michael Hoskin shows that William Herschel was the first observationalcosmologist and one of the first observers to attack the sidereal universe beyond the solar system: Herschel built instruments far better than any being used at the royal observatory. Aided by his sister Caroline, he commenced a greatsystematic survey that led to his discovery of Uranus in 1781. Unlike observers before him, whose telescopes did not reveal them as astronomical objects, Herschel did not ignore misty patches of light. Hoskins points out Herschelsachievement in surveying, cataloguing, and describing them as nebulae and even coming to the correct conclusion that their structure evolved over time, with Newtons gravity being the agent of change. Herschels surveysestablished a new astronomy looking at the universe rather than the planets! Michael Hoskins account includes sketch es and diagrams from Herschels manuscripts in the Royal Astronomical Society Archives in which he attempts todelineate the structure of the Milky Way galaxy. While it is well-known that Herschel was a revolutionary in telescope design who constructed the worlds largest telescopes, Hoskin also gives the full picture of the man as anentrepreneur who built and traded some 400 telescopes. Hoskin also pays close attention to the role of William's sister Caroline Herschel, who is usually portrayed as a helpmate to her brother. But in fact she became asignificant astronomer in her own right. This book also offers a wealth of information of the wider Herschel family. It is enriched by a complete set of portraits of William and Caroline Herschel with an extensive set of images oftheir residences and closes with a charming appendix on how visitors to the Herschels recorded their encounters. William and Caroline Herschel Pio
Contents:1. Vocations in Conflict
2. The Construction of the Heavens
3. One of the Greatest Mechanics of His Day
4. The Peerless Assistant
5. William's Declining Years
6. John's Sacred Duty.
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Keywords: Science History , Astronomy
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9783319031705:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Concise Catalog of Deep-Sky Objects [electronic resource] : Astrophysical Information for 550 Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae
Author(s): Warren H Finlay
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book is for the amateur astronomer who wants to know about the astrophysical nature of deep sky objects. The information is presented in a concise format and is equally valuable when used as background reading or,alternatively, at the telescope eyepiece. The past decades have seen an unprecedented increase in professional astronomers' understanding of astronomical objects. However, generally this information is contained in journalpublications that most amateur astronomers either do not have ac cess to or would find difficult to read. In this book, basic data on each object (e.g., magnitude, location, distance, age if known) is presented in a way that allows thereader to quickly access the information. This is followed by some remarks that captu re the most fascinating astrophysical facts. Although there are thousands of deep sky objects observed by astronomers, only a small number of theseare commonly observed by a wide audience. Thus, coverage here is limited to approximately 500 of the most c ommonly observed objects in the Northern Hemisphere and an enhancement for the Second Edition approximately 50 of thosein the Southern Hemisphere. These are visible from the southern limits of the United States as well as from the southern continents. A nother new feature of the Second Edition is the addition of amateur photographic images of all theMessier objects
Contents:Introduction
The Messier Objects
NGC Objects
Index Catalogue Objects
Index
ISBN:9783319031705
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Keywords: Astronomy
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Title:Universe of Scales: From Nanotechnology to Cosmology [electronic resource] : Symposium in Honor of Minoru M. Freund
Author(s): Friedemann Freund
Stephanie Langhoff
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The presentations at this NASA-hosted Symposium in honor of Mino Freund will touch upon the fields, to which his prolific mind has made significant contributions. These include low temperature physics, cosmology, andnanotechnology with its wide-rangi ng applicability to material science, neuroscience, Earth sciences and satellite technology. To learn more about Minos career you can download the Tribute, which outlines his journey from (i) low-temperature ph ysics and superconductivity at the ETH Zrich to (ii) building one remarkable milliKelvin refrigerator for the US-Japan IRTS missionat UC Berkeley and ISAS in Japan to (iii) a decade in cosmology, to (iv) being on the micro-bolometer team at NASA Goddard f or the HAWC instrument on SOFIA, to (v) developing at AFRL the nanotechnology portfolio for the entire AirForce. This was followed by six years at the NASA Ames Research Center, where Mino formulated his far-ahead ideas about swarms of capable nanosats ci rcling the Earth, which have since started to become a reality. He engaged in abroad range of nanotechnology projects, including novel applications in neuroscience well before he himself was struck by the deadly brain tumor
Contents:Part I:Memories of a Great Life
Minos Smile
Mino in Adjectives
With Mino on the Road
Phone Call at 2 am
Witness to a Formidable Dialogue
Stunning Intellect and Pure Mind
Growing up
Poem
Part II:Science Chapters
Mino in Japan: The Infrared Telescope in Space
Minos Sense of Stardust
How Brains Make Decisions
From Neurons to Neutrinos
Modeling the Whole Earth System
Microsatellite Ionospheric Network in Orbit
Formation Flying, Cosmology and General Relativity
Earthquake Precursor Research using Radio Tomography of the Ionosphere
Pre
ISBN:9783319022079
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Keywords: Astrophysics
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Title:Grab 'n' Go Astronomy [electronic resource]
Author(s): Neil English
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Like everyone else, most amateur astronomers live busy lives. After a long day, the last thing you want as an observer is to have to lug out a large telescope and spend an hour getting it ready before it can be used. Maybe youare going somewhere sur e to have dark skies, but you dont necessarily want astronomy to dominate the trip. Or you are not quite committed to owning a large telescope, but curious enough to see what a smaller, portable setup canaccomplish. These are times when a small grab n go telescope, or even a pair of binoculars, is the ideal instrument. And this book can guide you in choosing and best utilizing that equipment. What makes a telescopefall into the grab n go category? Thats easy speed of setting up, ease of use, and above a ll, portability. This ambitious text is dedicated to those who love to or because of their limited time must observethe sky at a moments notice. Whether observing from the comfort of a backyard or while on business or vacation far from home, everything you need to know is here. So get started!! - Surveys the pros and consof the various types of equipment, including accessories and mounts, that are available. - Advises how to use your grab n go telescope to visit a wealth and wide variety of objects, from solar, lunar andplanetary observing to hunting deep sky objects of all kinds
Contents:Part I: Grab n Go Equipment
Grab n Go Refractors
Grab n Go Dobsonians
Grab n Go Catadioptrics
The Binocular Universe
Grab n Go Mounts
Ancillary Equipment for Small Telescopes
Part II: Grab n Go Observing
Sol Invictus
Lunar and Planetary Observing
Double Star Observing
Observing Open and Globular Clusters
Realm of the Nebulae
Variable Star Observing
Observing Galaxies
ISBN:9781493908264
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Title:Solar Dynamics and Magnetism from the Interior to the Atmosphere [electronic resource]
Author(s): Nagi N Mansour
Alexander G Kosovichev
Rudolf Komm
Dana Longcope
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission has provided a large amount of new data on solar dynamics and magnetic activities during the rising phase of the current and highly unusual solar cycle. These data are complementedby the continuing SOHO mission, and by ground-based observatories that include the GONG helioseismology network and the New Solar Telescope. Also, the observations are supported by realistic numerical simulations on supercomputers.This unprecedented amount of data provides a u nique opportunity for multi-instrument investigations that address fundamental problems of the origin of solar magnetic activity at various spatial and temporal scales. This bookdemonstrates that the synergy of high-resolution multi-wavelength observation s and simulations is a key to uncovering the long-standing puzzles of solar magnetism and dynamics. This volume is aimed at researchers and graduate studentsactive in solar physics and space science. Previously published in Solar Physics journal, Vol. 287 /1-2, 2013
Contents:Local and Global Helioseismology
Sources of Solar Shape and Irradiance Variations
Large
Scale Dynamics, Magnetism and Dynamo
Emerging Magnetic Flux and Subsurface Dynamics
Formation, Structure and Evolution of Sunspots and Active Regions
Magnetic Topology and Dynamics of the Solar Atmosphere
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Title:A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars [electronic resource]
Author(s): James Mullaney
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Amateur astronomers of all skill levels are always contemplating their next telescope, and this book points the way to the most suitable instruments. Similarly, those who are buying their first telescopes and these days notnecessarily a low-cost one will be able to compare and contrast different types and manufacturers. Thisrevised new guide provides an extensive overview of binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information onsources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand, and model on todays market, a truly invaluable treasure-trove of information and helpful advice for all amateur astronomers. Originally written in 2006, much of thefirst edition is inevitably now out of date, as equipment advances and manufac turers come and go. This second edition not only updates all the existing sections but adds two new ones: Astro-imaging and Professional-Amateurcollaboration. Thanks to the rapid and amazing developments that have been made in digital camerasit is easily possible to image all sorts of astronomical objects and fields. Selecting the right device for a variety of purposes canbe an overwhelming task in a market crowded with observing options, but this comprehensive guide clarifies the process. Anyone planning to purchase binoculars or telescopes for astronomy whether as a first instrument or as anupgrade to the next level will find this book a treasure-trove of information and advice.It also suppliesthe reader with many usefulhints and tips on using astrono mical telescopes or binoculars to get the best possibleresults
Contents:Part I Buying Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars
Introduction
Binoculars
Telescope Basics
Refracting Telescopes
Reflecting Telescopes
Catadioptric Telescopes
Accessories
Astroimaging
Binocular Sources
Telescope Sources
Part II Using Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars
Observing the Techniques
Observing Programs
Conclusion
Pro
Am Collaboration
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Title:Software Systems for Astronomy [electronic resource]
Author(s): Albert R Conrad
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book covers the use and development of software for astronomy. It describes the control systems used to point the telescope and operate its cameras and spectrographs, as well as the web-based tools used to plan thoseobservations. In addition, th ebook also covers the analysis and archiving of astronomical data once it has been acquired. Readers will learn about existing software tools and packages, develop their own software tools, and analyzereal data sets
Contents:From the Contents: Observation Planning Software
Target Planning
Instrument Planning
Observing Software
Observation Sequencing
Quick Look Analysis
Data Reduction Software
Techinques
IRAF
IDL
Matlab and Others
Data Archives
Query Methods
Table Queries
Level one Data Products
Control Systems
Instrument Control Systems
Telescope Control Systems
Systems For Real Time Interprocess Communication
User Interface Design
Software Engineering Process
Requirments Definition
Design Methodologies
Life Cycle Cost
Configuration Management
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Keywords: Computer science , Electronics
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Title:Partnership in Space [electronic resource] : The Mid to Late Nineties
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This latest entry in the History of Human Space Exploration miniseries by Ben Evans continues with an in-depth look at the mid to late Nineties. Picking up where Tragedy and Triumph in Orbit: The Eighties and Early Nineties leftoff, the story commemo rating the evolution of manned space exploration unfolds here in yet more detail. More than fifty years after Yuri Gagarins pioneering journey into space, Evans extends his comprehensive overview of how thatmomentous journey continued through the decades that followed. Partnership in Space, the fifth book in the series, explores the final years in which the United States and the Soviet Union which became the Commonwealth ofIndependent States in 1992 pursued human space endeavors independently of each o ther. The narrative follows the path taken by two old foes towards an unlikely and often controversial partnership. As the Shuttle program recoveredfrom the loss of Challenger and pursued ever loftier goals, including the ambitious repair of the Hubble S pace Telescope, Mir suffered from economic collapse and political neglect. Yet both Mir and the Shuttle formed a fertile groundupon which the seeds of what would become today's International Space Station were sown. Both nations acutely needed the suppor t of the other to achieve their goals. As political relations thawed between the two superpowers, a newrelationship was forged. This cooperation saw Russians flying aboard the Shuttle and Americans flying aboard Mir and became a partnership that endures t o this day.
Contents:A Stable Time
An Unstable Time
Hitting the Stride
Shuttle
Mir
Plans for the Future
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Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:The First Galaxies [electronic resource] Theoretical Predictions and Observational Clues
Author(s): Tommy Wiklind
Bahram Mobasher
Volker Bromm
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:New observations of the period between the cosmic recombination and the end of reionization are posing intriguing questions about where the first generations of stars were formed, how the first galaxies were assembled, whetherthese galaxies have low redshift counterparts, and what role the early galaxies played in the reionization process. Combining the new observational data with theoretical models can shed new light on open issues regarding the starformation process, its role in the reionization of the Universe, and the metal enrichment in galaxies at those early epochs. This volume brings together leading experts in the field to discuss our current level of understanding andwhat may come in the near future as our observational as well as theoretic al tools improve. The book confronts the theory of how the first stars, black holes, and galaxies formed with current and planned observations. This synthesis isvery timely, just ahead of the establishment of major new facilities, such as the James Webb S pace Telescope (JWST), a next-generation, millimeter/sub-millimeter observatory in the Atacama desert (ALMA), and ground-based ExtremelyLarge Telescopes (ELT). Together, they will revolutionize the study of the most distant objects in the Universe. This v olume is aimed at beginning graduate students but can also serve as a reference work for active researchers in thefield. Apart from presenting the fundamental concepts involved, it also provides an introduction to the methods and techniques used. The book will also be useful to anyone with an astrophysical background who needs an effectivestarting point for learning about the first stars and galaxies
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Contents:Part I The First Sources of Light
Chapter 1 The Basic Theoretical Framework
Chapter 2 The Epoch of Reionization
Chapter 3 The First Stars
Part II The First Galaxies and Normal Stellar Populations
Chapter 4 Formation of the First Galaxies: Theory and Simulations
Chapter 5 Observing the First Galaxies
Chapter 6 The Formation of the First Massive Black Holes
Part III Tools & Techniques
Chapter 7 Evolutionary Synthesis Models as a Tool and Guide Towards the First Galaxies
Chapter 8 Exploring the Universe with Metal
Poor Stars
Chapter 9 The Potential Impact of Futur
ISBN:9783642323621
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Title:Observing the Sun [electronic resource] : A Pocket Field Guide
Author(s): Jamey L Jenkins
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:A comprehensive solar observing guide for use at the telescope byamateur astronomers at all three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.Users will find invaluable information for identifying features through photos,charts, diagrams in a logic al, orderly fashion and then interpreting the observations. Because the Sun is a dynamic celestial body in constant flux, astronomers rarely know for certain what awaits them at the eyepiece. All features ofthe Sun are transient and sometimes rather fleet ing. Given the number of features and the complex life cycles of some solar features, it can be a challenging hobby, and this guide provides all of the guidance necessary to informobservers about the sights and events unfolding before their eyes on the mo st active and powerful member of our Solar System
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Contents:The Sun is a Star
Observe the Sun
Identify Solar Features
Record Your Observations
ISBN:9781461480150
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Title:Cosmic Dawn [electronic resource] : The Search for the First Stars and Galaxies
Author(s): George Rhee
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The visible universe consists of stars and galaxies. One of thechallenges of astronomy is to understand how galaxies and stars first came into existence over thirteen billion years ago. This book tellsthe story of our quest tosolve this problem.Four hundred years after Galileo used his telescope to discover the moons of Jupiter, we are using new telescopes andinstruments to search forthe first galaxies to form after the Big Bang.This book bringsthe reader to the currentfrontier of this subject and la ys out someof the exciting developments we can expectin the years to come
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Contents:An evening in May
A brief history of cosmology
The Big Bang
The Visible Universe
Dark matter
Cosmic backgrounds
Clues from Nearby Galaxies (astronomical fossils)
Structure formation
A map of the universe
The First Stars and Galaxies
The great time machines A New Generation of Telescopes
Exploring the Universe from Space with the next Hubble telescope
ISBN:9781461478133
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Keywords: Astronomy , Humanities
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Title:The Constellation Observing Atlas [electronic resource]
Author(s): Grant Privett
Kevin Jones
Date:2013
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Note:Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historicalbackground, and highlights of deep sky objects.Each entrycontains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a fainttarget. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical)indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objectssuch as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, fornovices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the doo r to greater night sky exploration
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Contents:Introduction: Background and How to Use This Book
Constellation Maps
Additional information
Appendix 1
Index
ISBN:9781461476481
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Title:Observers Guide to Star Clusters [electronic resource]
Author(s): Mike Inglis
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book is for amateur astronomers of all expertise, from beginner to experienced. It is intended to be used at the telescope small, medium, or large or even by an observer using binoculars or the naked eye. It isorganized by constellation and wi ll enable practical observers to locate the approximate positions of important star clusters in the 88 constellations from literally anywhere on Earth. In practice, GO-TO telescopes can usually locateclusters accurately enough, but this, of course, first requires that the observer knows what is visible in the sky at a given time and from a given location, so as to input a locatable object! This is where the book becomes anessential aid to finding star clusters to observe. Observers who do not have compute r-controlled telescopes can of course use the traditional star-hopping method to find specific objects, starting from the given reference stars.The constellation maps in this book are in black and white, so that they can be read by the light of a red LED observers reading light. The clusters and their names/numbers are printed in bold black, against a grayed-outbackground of stars and constellation figures. Used as a self-contained reference, Observers Guide to Star Clusters offers detailed and up-to-date coverage of these beautiful objects. This book will soon become an essential pieceof equipment for you, as essential as your telescope!
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Contents:Introduction to Star Clusters
How to observe and image star clusters
How to use the star maps
Constellations A
Z
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Title:The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatory [electronic resource]
Author(s): Audouin Dollfus
Date:2013
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Note:The large telescope at Meudon, the Grande Lunette, with an 83 centimeter diameter, has become legendary. When it was conceived (after 1870), Astronomy was limited to visual observation. Knowledge of the sky was limited towhat one could see with the h uman eye, assisted only by optical means. The large telescopes produced at this time allowed for higher magnifications, permitting close-up views the Meudon telescope was able to accomplish this perfectly.At Meudon, which was to become a Mecca for visual observation, the major planets were examined in a way that no other telescope had previously been able to. The telescope monitored the state of their atmospheres and mapped theappearance of their surfaces. Through the telescope, one could see the nuclei o f comets, revealing their very small size, and by using a micrometer one could measure the separation of double stars and the diameters of asteroids.With a marvelous little instrument, the polarimeter, the nature of clouds in planetary atmospheres could b e determined and the type of surface material identified. The Grande Lunette has remained to this day the largest refractingtelescope in Europe. Audouin Dollfus (1924-2010), a world-renowned astronomer who spent his entire working life at the Meudon Obser vatory, describes the great years of the Meudon refractor. He gives the entire story of thisinstrument, from the birth of the concept that drove Jules Janssen at the end of the nineteenth century, to the idea that French astronomy could provide an outstan ding telescope which would approach the limits of the technical andindustrial resources of that time. Out of action since the 1990s, the year 2006 marked the first steps toward restoration and public reopening of the great instrument. This English transla tion is by Richard McKim, a Past Presidentof the British Astronomical Association who often worked both with Audouin Dollfus and the instrument which forms the subject of this book
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Contents:The largest telescope in Europe
The project. Realization. The dome
Optics. The frame. The bezel
Use. Renovations
Observations, discoveries
The first observations. Photography (from 1898 to 1904)
The beginnings of spectroscopy (1898 to 1904)
Revelations of the planets (from 1909 to 1935)
The polarization of light (from 1924 to 1929)
The explosions of stars. High magnification (1935 to 1956)
Double stars. Returning to the planets (from 1956 to 1973)
Half service to science (1973 to 1990)
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Title:Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy [electronic resource]
Author(s): Paul G Abel
Date:2013
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Note:With the advent of CCDs and webcams, the focus of amateur astronomy has to some extent shifted from science to art. The object of many amateur astronomers is now to produce stunning images that, although beautiful, are notintended to have scientific merit. Paul Abel has been addressing this issue by promoting visual astronomy wherever possible at talks to astronomical societies, in articles for popular science magazines, and on BBC TVs The Sky atNight. Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy is a comp rehensive modern treatment of visual lunar and planetary astronomy, showing that even in the age of space telescopes and interplanetary probes it is still possible to contributescientifically with no more than a moderately priced commercially made astrono mical telescope. It is believed that imaging and photography is somehow more objective and more accurate than the eye, and this has led to a peculiarcrisis of faith in the human visual system and its amazing processing power. But by analyzing observation s from the past, we can see how accurate visual astronomy really is! Measuring the rotational period of Mars and makingaccurate lunar charts for American astronauts were all done by eye. The book includes sections on how the human visual system works, ho w to view an object through an eyepiece, and how to record observations and keep a scientificnotebook. The book also looks at how to make an astronomical, rather than an artistic, drawing. Finally, everything here will also be of interest to those imagers who wish to make their images more scientifically applicable bycombining the methods and practices of visual astronomy with imaging
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Contents:Acknowledgements
Foreword by Sir Patrick Moore
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Instruments and Techniques
Chapter 3: Mercury
Chapter 4: Venus
Chapter 5: Mars
Chapter 6: Jupiter
Chapter 7: Saturn
Chapter 8: Uranus
Index
ISBN:9781461470199
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Title:Scientific Astrophotography [electronic resource] : How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
Author(s): Gerald R Hubbell
Date:2013
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Note:Scientific Astrophotography is a work for those amateur astronomers looking for new challenges, once they have mastered visual observing and the basic imaging of various astronomical objects. It is a wonderful reference forscientifically-inclined obs ervers who want to learn the fundamentals of astrophotography with a firm emphasis on the discipline of scientific imaging. This book is a wealth of information and a distillation of ideas presented by adiverse set of sources and based on the most recent techniques, equipment, and data available. It also includes numerous exercises for the reader, to maximize the success and minimize the frustration inherent in the pursuit of thisspecific craft. Scientific Astrophotography is perfect for any amateur astro nomer who wants to go beyond just the process of making beautiful images and actually contribute to the science of astronomy! ...Gerald Hubbell's new book,Scientific Astrophotography, is the perfect companion for anyone dipping their toe into the digital imaging realm for the first time. The author answers all the questions people have when starting out, such as how do I get the mostbang for my buck, and how do I select the right CCD for my telescope? - Mike Simonsen, American Association of Variable Star Observers
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Contents:Foreword
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction to Scientific Astrophotography
PART I: Astronomical Imaging System (AIS)
Chapter 2: The Perfect AIS
Chapter 3: The Astrograph
The Imaging Telescope
Chapter 4: CCD Chip Performance, CCD Camera Basics, and Image Scaling Factors
Chapter 5: Telescope Mount Factors
Chapter 6: Imaging Filters and Auxiliary Optical/Mechanical/Electrical Components
Chapter 7: Astrograph and CCD Combinations
Chapter 8: Environmental and External Fac
ISBN:9781461451730
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Keywords: Computer vision , Astronomy , Photography, artistic
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Title:Telescopes and Techniques [electronic resource]
Author(s): C. R Kitchin
Date:2013
Edition:3rd ed. 2013
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Note:Telescopes and Techniques has proved itself in its first two editions, having become probably one of the most widely used astronomy texts, both for amateur astronomers and astronomy and astrophysics undergraduates. Both earliereditions of the book we re widely used for introductory practical astronomy courses in many universities. In this Third Edition the author guides the reader through the mathematics, physics and practical techniques needed to use today'stelescopes (from the smaller models to the larger instruments installed in many colleges) and how to find objects in the sky. Most of the physics and engineering involved is described fully and requires little prior knowledge orexperience. Both visual and electronic imaging techniques are covered, together with an introduction to how data (measurements) should be processed and analyzed. A simple introduction to radio telescopes is also included. Briefcoverage of the more advanced topics of photometry and spectroscopy are included, but mainly to en able the reader to see some of the developments possible from the basic observing techniques covered in the rest of the book. For anyoneintending to enter astronomy as a professional, an understanding of the physics is essential - and this newest version of Telescopes and Techniques is one of the best starting points!
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Contents:Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Part I: Telescopes
Chapter 1: Types of Telescopes
Chapter 2: Telescope Optics
Chapter 3: Modern Small Telescope Design
Part II: Positions and Motions
Chapter 4: Positions in the Sky
Chapter 5: Movements of Objects in the Sky
Chapter 6: Telescope Mountings
Part III: Observing
Chapter 7: Electromagnetic Radiation
Chapter 8: Visual Observing
Chapter 9: Detectors and Imaging
Chapter 10: Data Processing
Chapter 11: Photometry
Chapter 12: Spectroscopy
Appendix
ISBN:9781461448914
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Title:Classic Telescopes [electronic resource] : A Guide to Collecting, Restoring, and Using Telescopes of Yesteryear
Author(s): Neil English
Date:2013
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Note:Classic Telescopes explores the exciting world of telescopes past, as well as the possibilities involved in acquiring these instruments. What are classic telescopes? First, the book takes a look at the more traditional telescopesbuilt by the great in strument makers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the dynastic houses founded by the likes of John Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons and Carl Zeiss, plus some lesser-known luminaries, includingJohn Brashear, John Calver, and Henry Fit z. Instruments constructed from the 1950s until as recently as the early 1990s are now also considered 'classic.' There is thus a very active market for buying and selling these 'modern'classics. The author examines some of the most talked about instrumen ts on the amateur Internet forums, including the Unitron refractors, the Questar 90, a classic 6-inch reflector, the RV-6 a 3-inch F/15 achromat by Fullerscopes thetime-honored AstroScan Richfield reflector and many, many more. Classic telescopes are of i nterest to amateur astronomers for a variety of reasons. There are, of course, the dedicated collectors, but in addition many amateurs loveclassic telescopes for their nostalgia. These telescopes have a fit and feel quite unlike any contemporary telescope and perhaps a unique ability to reconnect the owner to a bygone age of craftsmanship. This book not only informs as towhat's out there and how to acquire it but also provides a wonderful historical background on the evolution of telescopes in a world jus t beginning to recognize the treasures to be found in scanning the skies. Just reading about thisworld can help you feel a part of it, and if you decide to continue on with collecting, then this book can serve as an invaluable guide in your pursuit
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Contents:Preface: The Appeal of Yesteryear
Chapter 1: The Dollond Century
Chapter 2: A Yorkshireman Makes Good
Chapter 3: Once Upon a Time in America
Chapter 4: Zeiss is Nice
Chapter 5: The Story of Broadhurst, Clarkson & Fuller
Chapter 6: The 60mm Brigade
Chapter 7: Classic Specula
Chapter 8: The Age of Unitron
Chapter 9: Die Zauberflte
Chapter 10: Pioneers of the New Glass
Chaper 11: Classic Cats
Chapter 12: Resurrecting the Master's Glass
Chapter 13: The Antique Telescpe in the Twenty
First Century
Epilogue: Sailing to Byzantium
References and Bibliograph
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Title:Faint Objects and How to Observe Them [electronic resource]
Author(s): Brian Cudnik
Date:2013
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Note:Astronomers' Observing Guides provide up-to-date information for amateur astronomers who want to know all about what it is they are observing. This is the basis of the first part of the book. The second part details observingtechniques for practical astronomers, working with a range of different instruments. Faint Objects and How to Observe Them is for visual observers who want to go deep with their observing. It's a guide to some of the most distant,dim, and rarely observed objects in the sky, with background information on surveys and object lists -- some familiar and some not. Typically, amateur astronomers begin by looking at the brighter objects, and work their way deeperas their experience and skills improve. Faint Objects is about the faintest objects we can see with an amateur's telescope -- their physical nature, why they appear so dim, and how to track them down. By definition, these objects arehard to see! But moderate equipment (a decent telescope of at least 10-inch aperture) and the rig ht techniques can reveal a surprising number of 'almost invisible' objects. The book provides basic tips on the type of telescope to use,how to record observations, and where to find lists and those all important finder charts. Here is a one-stop shop for those who are interested in taking their observational pursuits to the next level, and who want to see the mostdistant parts of the universe accessible to backyard telescopes
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Contents:Preface
Pushing the Envelope in Visual Astronomical Observations
Part I: The Physical Nature of Faint Objects
Chapter 1: The Astronomical Surveys
Chapter 2: The Astronomers Behind the Historical Surveys
Chapter 3: The Nature of Star Clusters and Nebulae
Chapter 4: The Nature of Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters
Chapter 5: The Nature of Quasars and Other Exotics
Chapter 6: Ground
and Space
Based Observations of the Most Distant Parts of the Universe
Part II: How to Observe Faint Objects
Chapter 7: General Guidelines for Observing Faint Objects
Chapter 8: Preparation
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Title:The Spiral Galaxy M33 [electronic resource]
Author(s): P Hodge
Date:2012
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:This book summarizes the gathering of information on and the growing understanding of M33 from the 1920s, when Hubble first determined its true nature, to the 21st century, when the Hubble Telescope probed deeply into its manysecrets. With its regula r symmetrical spiral structure, and its being not tilted too much and near enough to allow detailed studies of its stars, M33 is well-suited for the study of a typical spiral galaxy. In this work, Paul Hodgeplaces current research on M33 (and similar gala xies) in both historical and global perspectives. The book is written in a language accessible for specialists and non-specialists, for professional and amateur astronomers, forscientists and the curious public and, most importantly, for students.
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Contents:Basic Data
Developing Knowledge
Hubbles Pioneering Study
Structure
The Nucleus
Clusters and Associations
Gas and Dust
Spectra and Abundances
Stellar Populations and the Star Formation History
Variable Stars
X
Ray Sources
Dynamics and Mass
Index
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Title:The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars [electronic resource] From Dust to Stars and Planets
Author(s): Norbert S Schulz
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed. 2012
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Note:Starburst regions in nearby and distant galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the early universe. This new, substantially updated and extended edition of Norbert Schulzs unique book From Dust to Starsdescribes complex physical proce sses involved in the creation and early evolution of stars. It illustrates how these processes reveal themselves from radio wavelengths to high energy X-rays and gammarays, with special referencetowards high energy signatures. Several sections devoted to key analysis techniques demonstrate how modern research in this field is pursued and new chapters are introduced on massive star formation, proto-planetary disks andobservations of young exoplanets. Recent advances and contemporary research on the theory of star formation are explained, as are new observations, specifically from the three great observatories of the Spitzer Space Telescope, theHubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory which all now operate at the same time and make high reso lution space based observing in its prime. As indicated by the new title two new chapters have been included onproto-planetary disks and young exoplanets. Many more colour images illustrate attractive old and new topics that have evolved in recent years. The author gives updates in theory, fragmentation, dust, and circumstellar disks andemphasizes and strengthens the targeting of graduate students and young researchers, focusing more on computational approaches in this edition.
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Contents:About the Book
Historical Background
Studies of Interstellar Matter
Molecular Clouds and Cores
Concepts of Stellar Collapse
Evolution of Young Stellar Objects
Multiplicity in Star Formation
Accretion Phenomena and Magnetic Activity in YSOs
Massive Star Formation
High
energy Signatures in YSOs
Star
Forming Regions
Proto
solar Systems and the Sun
Proto
and Exoplanets
Gas Dynamics
Magnetic Fields and Plasmas
Radiative Interactions with Matter
Spectroscopy
Abbreviations
Institutes, Observatories, and Instruments
Variables, Constants, and Un
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Title:New Eyes on the Sun [electronic resource] : A Guide to Satellite Images and Amateur Observation
Author(s): John Wilkinson
Date:2012
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Note:Information collected by satellites recently sent by the USA, the European Space Agency, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Russia to monitor the Sun has changed our knowledge and understanding of the Sun, particularly itseffect on Earth. This b ook presents these findings in a way that will be welcomed by amateur astronomers, students, educators and anyone interested in the Sun. Enhanced by many colour photographs, the book combines newly acquiredscientific understanding with detailed descriptio ns of features visible on the Suns surface and in its atmosphere. In the past, observing the Sun has been left to academics with specialised instruments, since solar observation hasbeen unsafe because of the risk of eye damage. This book explains how amat eur astronomers can safely observe the various solar phenomena using special hydrogen-alpha telescopes that are not too expensive. Amateurs can now make apositive contribution to science by monitoring the Sun as professionals do. Amateurs can also access the solar images taken by satellites via the internet. This book helps readers interpret and understand what these images areshowing about the Sun, including the latest 3D images. Solar observers will enjoy comparing their own solar telescope observations with those produced by space probes such as SDO, SOHO, Hinode and STEREO, and further enjoy learningabout transits, eclipses, and space weather and how the Sun compares to other stars in the universe. The main purpose of this book is to present some of t he fascinating solar phenomena in their full splendor to readers through avariety of illustrations, photographs and easy to understand text. John Wilkinson is a science educator with over 30 years experience in teaching science, physics and chemistry in secondary colleges and universities in Australia. Heis author of over 100 science textbooks. He completed his Masters degree and PhD in science education at La Trobe University, Australia. Thro
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Contents:1 Warming to the Sun
2 Probing the Sun
3 Activity in the photosphere
4 Activity in the chromosphere and corona
5 Eclipses and Transits
6 Observing the Sun
7 Satellite images of the Sun
8 Space weather
9 The Sun and Earths climate
10. The Sun and stars
About the author
Glossary
Index
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Title:The Square Kilometre Array: Paving the way for the new 21st century radio astronomy paradigm [electronic resource] Proceedings of Symposium 7 of JENAM 2010
Author(s): Domingos Barbosa
Sonia Anton
Leonid Gurvits
Dalmiro Maia
Date:2012
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Note:The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will provide more than one order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity compared with any existing radio telescope over a wavelength range of several hundred to one, from decametric to microwavewavelengths. It will r evolutionize the study of the most abundant element in the Universe, hydrogen, from the epoch of reionisation to the present-day, probing the onset formation period of the very first stars, will closely scanproto-planets and, through the precision timing of pulsars, will detect the distortions of space-time due to gravitational radiation. The SKA is a sensing network spanning 3000 km from its centre and with a collecting area of more than1 square kilometre, using technologies of the 21st century. The SKA will make the study of a wide range of phenomena initially studied at other wavelengths possible at radio wavelengths, as well as opening a new discovery window on newphenomena at radio wavelengths. Symposium 7 of the JENAM 2010 aimed at bringing these di verse opportunities to the attention of both theoretical and observational astronomers working at all wavelengths, including the potential forsynergies with other facilities. The meeting highlighted the scientific potential of the SKA discussed scientif ic priorities and their impact on the design of the SKA explored thesynergies between the SKA and other next-generation astronomical facilities in different wavelength domains such as the ALMA, ELTs, LSST, JWST, GRE, IXO, Gaia and Euclid, and high-energy facilities (Auger) explored thecyberinfrastructure that may become available for the distribution and distributed analysis of SKA data
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Contents:The SKA Challenge
The SKA new Instrumentation Aperture Arrays
AGN, Star Formation, and the nanoJy Sky
Using HI absorption to trace outflows from galaxies and feeding of AGN
Galaxy Dynamics
Transient Phenomena: Opportunities for New Discoveries
Cosmic Magnetism: Current Status and Outlook to the SKA
The SKA and High
Resolution Science
Precision Astrometry: from VLBI to Gaia and SKA
Ultra Steep Spectrum radio sources in the Lockman Hole: SERVS identifications and redshift distribution at the faintest radio fluxes
Probing the Very First Galaxies with the SKA
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Title:The Hatfield Lunar Atlas [electronic resource] Digitally Re-Mastered Edition
Author(s): Anthony Cook
Date:2012
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Note:The Hatfield Lunar Atlas has become an amateur lunar observer's bible since it was first published in 1968. A major update of the atlas was made in 1998, using the same wonderful photographs that Commander Henry Hatfield made withhis purpose-built 12 -inch (300 mm) telescope, but bringing the lunar nomenclature up to date and changing the units from Imperial to S.I. metric. However, with modern telescope optics, digital imaging equipment and computer enhancementnew pictures can easily surpass what was achieved with Henry Hatfield's 12-inch telescope and a film camera. This limits the usefulness of the original atlas to visual observing or imaging with rather small amateur telescopes. The new,digitally re-mastered edition vastly improves the clarity an d definition of the original photographs - significantly beyond the resolution limits of the photographic grains present in earlier atlas versions - while preserving thelayout and style of the original publications. This has been achieved by merging compu ter-visualized Earth-based views of the lunar surface, derived from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data, with scanned copies of CommanderHatfield's photographic plates, using the author's own software. The result is a The Hatfield Lunar Atlas for twe nty-first century amateur telescopes
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Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction
The Maps: Overlaps, Scales, Grids
Nomenclature
The Librartion Keys
The Moon's Age and the Sun's Selenographic Colongitude
The Digital Image Augmentation Process
For Further Information
Chapter 2: Lunar Observing Techniques
Projects for Beginners
Advanced Techniques
References
Chapter 3: Maps and Plates
Chapter 4: Simulations of Sunrise and Sunset over Selected Features
Appendices
Appendix A: Details of Commander Hatfields's Photographic Plates
Appendix B: TLP Identification Flow Charts
Appendix C: Index of Named Formations
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Title:Imaging the Southern Sky [electronic resource] : An Amateur Astronomer's Guide
Author(s): Stephen Chadwick
Ian Cooper
Date:2012
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Note:If you're looking for a handy reference guide to helpyou image and explore the many splendors of the southern sky, Imaging the Southern Sky is the book for you. The work features not only stunning color images, all taken byStephen Chadwick, of the be st galaxies, nebulae, and clusters available to astrophotographers, but also lesser-known objects, some of which have gone largely unexplored! Beginners and experienced observers alike should appreciate thebook's remarkable imagery and simple text, which providesconcise and accurate information on each object and its epoch 2000.0 position, and also expert testimony on its visual nature. Each object essay also includes a section ontechnical information that should help astrophotographers in their planning, including telescope aperture, focal length and ratio, camera used, exposure times, and field size. As a charming bonus, the authors have taken the liberty toname many of the lesser-known objects to reflect their New Zealand heritage. Constellation by con stellation, from Apus to Volans, Imaging the Southern Sky explores the night sky in a way that should appeal to sky lovers of all ages.- Stephen J. O'Meara
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Contents:Foreword by Sir Patrick Moore
Acknowledgments
Preface
Section I: The Objects of the Southern Skies
Chapter 1: The Hunter and his Dog (Canis Major, Eridanus, Lepus, Orion)
Chapter 2: Vast Explosive Remnants (Vela)
Chapter 3: The Ship of Srgo (Carina, Centaurus, Puppis, Vela)
Chapter 4: On the Serpent's Back (Antila, Centaurus, Corvus, Hydra, Virgo)
Chapter 5: The Emu (Ara, Centaurus, Circinus, Crux, Lupus, Musca, Norma, Scorpius, Triangulum Australe)
Chapter 6: The Heart of the Galaxy (Corona Australis, Ophiuchus, Sagittarius, Scorpius)
Chapter 7: The Deep South (A
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Title:Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars [electronic resource]
Author(s): R. W Argyle
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed. 2013
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Note:In these days of high-precision astrometric satellites, tremendous contributions to the scienceof astrometryare being made by amateur astronomers around the globe. This second edition of Observing and Measuring Visual DoubleStars contains a significa nt amount of completely new material inspired by the work done by observers - particularly in the USA - since the first edition was published. Fifteen skilled and experienced astronomers have contributedchapters on their own specialization in thevariousfi elds. These include how to usethe Internet to carry out precise astronomical measurement, an excellent guideto sketching double stars, and information on how to image doublestars of unequal brightness. This new edition is the definitive book for those who are serious about this fascinating aspect of astronomy! Author Bob Argyle has been observing visual double stars for more than 40 years, somewith thehelp of the world's biggest refractors, and has been director of the Webb Society Double Star Section sin ce 1970
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Contents:Foreword
Preface
Chapter 1: More than one Sun
Chapter 2: Why observe double stars?
Chapter 3: The Observation of Binocular Double Stars
Chapter 4: Double Star Sketching
Chapter 5: Multiple stars and planets
Chapter 6: Is the Sun a double star?
Chapter 7: The orbital elements of a Visual Binary Star
Chapter 8: Orbit computation
Chapter 9: Ten famous double stars
Chapter 10: The resolution of a telescope
Chapter 11: Reflecting telescopes and double star astronomy
Chapter 12: Simple techniques of measurement
Chapter 13: Filar micrometer
Chapter 14: The
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Title:How to Observe the Sun Safely [electronic resource]
Author(s): Lee Macdonald
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed. 2012
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Note:How to Observe the Sun Safely,Second Edition gives all the basic information and advice the amateur astronomer needs to get started in observing our own ever-fascinating star. Unlike many other astronomical objects, you do notneed a large telescope o r expensive equipment to observe the Sun. And it is possible to take excellent pictures of the Sun with today's low-cost digital cameras! This book surveys what is visible on the Sun and then describes how torecord solar features and measure solar activit y levels. There is also an account of how to use H-alpha and Calcium-K filters to observe and record prominences and other features of the solar chromosphere, the Sun's inner atmosphere.Because we are just entering a period of high activity on the Sun, fo llowing a long, quiet period, this is a great time to get involved with solar observing. Still emphasizing safety first, this Second Edition reflects recent andexciting advances in solar observing equipment. Chapters 6 through 8 have been completely revis ed to allow amateur astronomers to compare observing the Sun using digital vs. film cameras and all the latest advances in image processing.Finally, this new edition also includes more than twice as many illustrations as the first, almost half of them new images
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Contents:Preface
Chapter 1: Our Sun
Chapter 2: Equipment for Observing the Sun
Chapter 3: What Can We See on the Sun?
Chapter 4: Solar Position Measurements
Chapter 5: Measuring Solar Activity
Chapter 6: Observing the Chromosphere
Chapter 7: Imaging the Sun with a Digital Camera
Chapter 8: Webcam Imaging and Image Processing
Appendix A: Building a Solar Projectin Box
Appendix B: Equipment Suppliers
Appendix C: Solar Observing Organizations
Appendix D: Further Reading
Index
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Title:One-Shot Color Astronomical Imaging [electronic resource] : In Less Time, For Less Money!
Author(s): L. A Kennedy
Date:2012
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US
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Note:Anyone who has seen recent pictures of the many wondrous objects in space has surely been amazed by the stunning color images. Trying to capture images like these through your own telescope has always seemed too time-consuming,expensive, and complica ted. However, with improvements in affordable, easy-to-use CCD imaging technology, you can now capture amazing images yourself. With today's improved one-shot color imagers, high-quality images can be takenin a fraction of the time and at a fraction of th e cost, right from your own backyard. This book will show you how to harness the power of today's computerized telescopes and entry-level imagers to capture spectacular images that youcan share with family and friends. It covers such topics as - evaluatin g your existing equipment, choosing the right imager, finding targets to image, telescope alignment, focusing and framing the image, exposure times, aligning andstacking multiple frames, image calibration, and enhancement techniques! - how to expand the n umber of objects you can see with your telescope, especially in the light-polluted skies near urban areas - image-processing routinesspecific to today's popular one-shot color imagers
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Contents:Digital Imaging
One
Shot Color vs. Multiple Color Filter Exposures
Evaluating Your Existing Equipment
Choosing the Right Stuff
Finding Targets to Image
Setting Up Your Imaging Confirmation
Polar Alignment, Focusing, and Framing
Calibration
Taking Exposures and Auto Guiding
Stack 'Em Up
Histogram Display
Image Processing and Enhancement
Displaying Your Images
More Things You Can Do
Additional Resources
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Title:Astronomy with a Budget Telescope [electronic resource] : An Introduction to Practical Observing
Author(s): Patrick Moore
John Watson
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed. 2012
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Note:If you had purchased an inexpensive astronomical telescope a few years ago, disappointment would have been almost guaranteed. In current Internet age, times have changed and most (but not quite all) telescopes have been used tofavorable results. Sir Patrick Moore, working with John Watson, has surveyed and tested the best and the worst of today's budget-priced astronomical telescopes. This new edition of Astronomy with a Budget Telescope is the result oftheir efforts. This book will show you how to r ecognize the good from the bad in observational ware with essential hints and tips on what to look for when buying both new and used telescopes. Updated and expanded, this latest editionincludes budgeting tips for the new generation of digital cameras and 'go-to' telescopes. It provides a step-by-step guide to setting up your telescope, and how to observe the Moon, Sun, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Insideyou'll find full-page finder charts and full-color images showing you what each object shoul d look like. Astronomy with a Budget Telescope, 2nd Edition, is the complete introduction to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomicaltelescope!
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Contents:How to Buy a Budget Telescope
How to Use a Budget Telescope
Observing the Solar System
Observing the Stars and Galaxies
Photography and Imaging
Image Processing Software
Trying Out Two Typical Budget Telescopes
The Next Steps
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Title:Astronomy with a Budget Telescope [electronic resource]
Author(s): Patrick Moore
John Watson
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed. 2012
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Title:Grating Spectroscopes and How to Use Them [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ken M Harrison
Date:2012
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US
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Note:Transmission grating spectroscopes look like simple filters and are designed to screw into place on the eyepiece tube of a telescope for visual use, or into a camera adapter for digicam or CCD imaging. They are relativelyinexpensive and by far the ea siest type of astronomical spectroscope to use, and so are the starting point for most beginners. Using the most popular commercially made filter gratings - from Rainbow Optics in the United States to StarAnalyser in the United Kingdon - as examples, the book provides all the information needed to set up and use the grating to obtain stellar spectra. It also presents methods of analyzing the results. No heavy mathematics or formulas areinvolved, although a reasonable level of proficiency in using an astro nomic telescope and, if relevant, imaging camera, is assumed. This book contains many practical hints and tips - something that is almost essential to success whenstarting out. It encourages new users to get quick results, and by following the worked exam ples, successfully carry out basic analysis of spectra. With this author's earlier (intermediate level) book, Astronomical Spectroscopy forAmateurs, this book provides a perfect companion for those who want to know a lot more about what spectrographs tell us about the stars. And you'd be surprised at how much they tell us!
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Contents:What is a Transmission Grating?
Setting Up the Grating
Recording Your Spectra
Analyzing the Spectra
Suitable Projects
Improving Your Grating Spectroscope
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Title:Sketching the Moon [electronic resource] : An Astronomical Artist's Guide
Author(s): Richard Handy
Deirdre Kelleghan
Thomas McCague
Erika Rix
Sally Russell
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Soon after you begin studying the sky through your small telescope or binoculars, you will probably be encouraged by others to make sketches of what you see. Sketching is a time-honored tradition in amateur astronomy and datesback to the earliest tim es, when telescopes were invented. Even though we have lots of new imaging technologies nowadays, including astrophotography, most observers still use sketching to keep a record of what they see, make thembetter observers, and in hopes of perhaps contribu ting something to the body of scientific knowledge about the Moon. Some even sketch because it satisfies their artistic side. The Moon presents some unique challenges to theastronomer-artist, the Moon being so fond of tricks of the light. Sketching the Mo on: An Astronomical Artists Guide, by five of the best lunar observer-artists working today, will guide you along your way and help you to achievereally high-quality sketches. All the major types of lunar features are covered, with a variety of sketching techniques applied to each. These techniques are explained and illustrated in ways that take the mystery out of artwork,rendering it (so to speak) more accessible to those observers interested in going farther than merely illustrating their notes. So use this comprehensive and easy to follow guide to make astronomy more than science for youmake italso an art!
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Contents:Foreword
Preface
Key to Map of Featured Targets
Basic Sketching: A Place to Begin
Chapter 1: Sketching Craters
Chapter 2: Sketching Maria (Seas)
Chapter 3: Sketching Mons (Mountains)
Chapter 4: Sketching Rilles (Lava Channels)
Chapter 5: Sketching Dorsa (Wrinkle Ridges)
Chapter 6: Sketching Crater and Sunlight Rays
Chapter 7: Sketching Rupes (Scarps)
Chapter 8: Sketching the Phases
Chapter 9: Sketching Domes
Chapter 10: Sketching Lunar Eclipses
Chapter 11: Additional Tutorials and Sketching Gallery
Chapter 12: General Hints and Tips
A Final Note
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Keywords: Astronomy , Humanities
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Title:Exoplanets [electronic resource] : Finding, Exploring, and Understanding Alien Worlds
Author(s): Chris Kitchin
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Since 1992 there has been an explosion in the discovery of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. There are now around 600 alien planets that we know about and that number is likely to break through the 1,000 barrierwithin a couple of years. The recent launch of the Kepler space telescope specifically to look for new worlds opens the prospect of hundreds, maybe thousands, of further exoplanets being found. Many of these planets orbits stars thatare not too different from the Sun, but they are so close in to their stars that their surfaces could be flooded with seas of molten lead or even molten iron. Others orbit so far from their stars that they might as well be alone ininterstellar space. A planet closely similar to the Earth has yet to be det ected, but that (to us) epoch-making discovery is just a matter of time. Could these alien worlds could provide alternative homes for humankind, new supplies ofmineral resources and might they might already be homes to alien life? Exoplanets: Finding, Exp loring, and UnderstandingAlienWorldstakes a look at these questions - examining what such planets are like, where they are, how wefind them and whether we might ever be able to visit them. It is written for the non-specialist but also provides a comprehen sive, accurate and balanced summary useful to researchers in the subject. Above all this book explores theexcitement of how a new branch of science is born, develops and in less than two decades starts to become a mature part of our knowledge of the unive rse
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Contents:Acknowledgements
Preface
Chapter 1: Because WE live on one!: Why planets and exoplanets are important
Chapter 2: A quick tour of the exoplanet menagerie
Chapter 3: An exoplanet retrospective
Chapter 4: In the beginning: the first exoplanet discoveries
Chapter 5: On the track of alien planets: The radial velocity or Doppler method
Chapter 6: On the track of alien planets: The transit method
Chapter 7: On the track of alien planets: direct imaging and observation
Chapter 8: On the track of alien planets: Gravitational microlensing
Chapter 9: On the track of alien pl
ISBN:9781461406440
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronomy
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Title:3,000 Deep-Sky Objects [electronic resource] : An Annotated Catalogue
Author(s): Ted Aranda
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The Annotated Catalog of 3,000 Deep-Sky Objects is a record of the most extensive and systematic visual survey of the sky done in modern times. The 3,000 deep-sky objects listed contain short descriptions of what these objectslook like in the authors powerful binocular telescope. Objects in the book are organized by position for easy identification of unknown targets. Full indexes by catalog numbers and names allow searches for specificobjects.Descriptions of objects are better than photographs for i dentifying deep-sky objects because the visual appearance never matches the photographic image. Nor are sketches entirely satisfactory because there is a strongunconscious tendency to draw what the observer remembers from photographs of objects.Compared t o other astronomical guidebooks this book contains by far the largest number of objects viewed through a 10- to 14-inch telescope and is amust-have for serious amateur and professional observers
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Contents:Preface
Part I: Introduction
The Observing Project: An Overview
Objects Chosen and Mode of Observing
Verbal Descriptions vs. Illustrations
Instrumentation
The GC/NGC Descriptions and the Herschels
Observational Parameters in the Descriptions of This Catalogue
The Visual Appearance of Deep
Sky Objects
Binocular Vision
How to Use this Catalogue
Part II: The Catalogue
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12 hours: Winter
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18 hours: Spring
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24 hours: Summer
Appendix A: Making a Sky Atlas
Appendix B: Notes on Object Descriptions
Appendix C: The Visibility of G
ISBN:9781441994196
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Keywords: Astronomy
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Title:Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope [electronic resource] : In the Footsteps of a Great Observer
Author(s): Philip Pugh
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope lets the reader follow in Charles Messier's footsteps by observing the Messier objects more or less as the great man saw them himself! This book contains descriptions andphotographs of his 110 cata loged objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. Messier's telescope (thought to be a 4-inch) was, by today's amateur standards, small. It alsohad rather poor optics by modern standards. The vi sual appearance of a Messier object is often very different from what can be imaged with the same telescope, and this book shows what you can see with a small telescope or evenbinoculars!
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Contents:Preface
Acknowledgements
Charles Messier: His Life, Discoveries, and Legacy
Introduction to the Messier Objects
Part I: M1
M22
Part II: M23
M45
Part III: M46
M68
Part IV: M69
M91
Part V: M92
M110
Glossary
Index
ISBN:9780387853574
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Keywords: Science History , Science (General) , Astronomy
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Title:Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope [electronic resource]
Author(s): Philip Pugh
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
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ISBN:9780387853567
Series:Practical Astronomy
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Keywords: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy , Popular Science, general , History of Science
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Title:The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moons [electronic resource]
Author(s): David M Kipping
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an exomoon is notably absent. Inthis thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations in the time and duration of the planetary eclipses. A detailed account of the transit model, potentialdistortions, and timing techniques is covered before the a nalytic forms for the timing variations are derived. It is shown that habitable-zone exomoons above 0.2 Earth-masses are detectable with the Kepler space telescope using thesenew timing techniques
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Contents:1 Introduction
2 Extrasolar Moons
3 The Transiting Planet
4 Timing the Transit
5 Transit Distortions
6 Transit Timing Effects due to an Exomoon
7 Detectability of Habitable Exomoons with Kepler
Class Photometry
8 Conclusions & Future Work
A Notations & Acronyms
ISBN:9783642222696
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrobiology
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