The Radio Sky and How to Observe It Paperback / softback
by Jeff Lashley
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides series
Radio astronomy is far from being beyond the scope of amateurs astronomers, and this practical, self-contained guide for the newcomer to practical radio astronomey is an ideal introduction.
This guide is a must for anyone who wants to join the growing ranks of 21st Century backyard radio astronomers. The first part of the book provides background material and explains (in a non-mathematical way) our present knowledge of the stronger radio sources - those observable by amateurs - including the Sun, Jupiter, Meteors, Galactic and extra-galactic sources. The second part of the book deals not only with observing, but - assuming no prior technical knowledge of electronics or radio theory - takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building and using a backyard radio telescope. There are complete, detailed plans and construction information for a number of amateur radio telescopes, the simplest of which can be put together and working - using only simple tools - in a weekend.
For other instruments, there are full details of circuit-board layouts, components to use and (vitally important in radio astronomy) how to construct antennae for radio astronomy.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 236 pages, 43 Illustrations, color; 94 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 236 p. 137 illus., 43 ill
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Publication Date: 17/11/2010
- Category: Astronomy, space & time
- ISBN: 9781441908827
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