How can you find new minor planets, comets and novae? How can you use photoelectric detectors to derive the temperatures of stars? And how can you predict future eclipses and occultations of stars by minor planets? The questions asked by serious amateur astronomers are answered in this authoritative and wide-ranging guide, first published in 1994. For each topic, sound practical methods of observation and the scientific background are given to lead you to better observations. Guidelines also show you how to record and catalogue your observations using the recognised professional terminology and classification schemes. From the simplest pencil drawings of the moon to observations of the most distant galaxies with state-of-the-art CCD cameras and photoelectric photometers, this guide is packed with practical tips for all types of amateur observations. It will develop the observational skills of the keen novice and satisfy the more demanding needs of the experienced amateur astronomer.It is essential to remember that one is often trying to measure details on the negative that are at the limits of visibility. The designers of professional instruments have not always thought of this, and the user is often irritated by this sort of ... Practical advice has been published in the a#39;Astrometrya#39; chapter of the International Halley Watch manual and in other works. ... The most advanced level to which an amateur can aspire - one could say the most a#39;professionala#39; - is that of helping theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Observer's Guide to Astronomy:|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1994-09-22|