This book brings the challenge and fun back to a hobby that goes stale far too quickly for many budding amateur astronomers. The book begins with teaching astronomers to use their most important astronomy tool, their eyes. It discusses how to select the right telescope, and subsequent chapters take the readers on a tour of the solar system as they have never viewed it before... through their own eyes. Each chapter includes a series of observing challenges that will entertain and push the reader to continually higher levels of achievement.The battery supplies 480 cold-cranking amps of DC power, which is plenty to run my scope, CCD camera and laptop all night long on one charge. ... Sky Atlas 2000.0 is available either in a large format version for use indoors or a smaller laminated field edition. ... My laptop is capable of multitasking both this program and the current version of Meade Autostar Suite in the Windows XP environment.
|Title||:||Human Vision and The Night Sky|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-12-11|