Observing the Solar System : The Modern Astronomer's Guide Hardback
by Gerald North
Written by a well-known and experienced amateur astronomer, this is a practical primer for all aspiring observers of the planets and other Solar System objects.
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced astronomer, you will find all you need in this book to help develop your knowledge and skills and move on to the next level of observing.
This up-to-date, self-contained guide provides a detailed and wide-ranging background to Solar System astronomy, along with extensive practical advice and resources.
Topics covered include: traditional visual observing techniques using telescopes and ancillary equipment; how to go about imaging astronomical bodies; how to conduct measurements and research of scientifically useful quality; the latest observing and imaging techniques.
Whether your interests lie in observing aurorae, meteors, the Sun, the Moon, asteroids, comets, or any of the major planets, you will find all you need here to help you get started.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 511 pages, 3 Tables, black and white; 16 Plates, color; 220 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 25/10/2012
- Category: Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods
- ISBN: 9780521897518