TitleHunting and imaging comets
Author(s)Martin Mobberley
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 394 p.) : col. ill
Abstract NoteFor many astronomers, the holy grail of observation is to discover a comet, not least because comets always bear the name of their discoverer! Hunting and Imaging Comets was written for comet hunters and digital imagers who want to discover, rediscover, monitor, and make pictures of comets using astronomical CCD cameras and DSLRs. The old days of the purely visual comet hunter are pretty much over, but this is not to say that amateurs have lost interest in finding comets. The books also covers the discovery of comet fragments in the SOHO image data, CCD monitoring of older comets prone to viol
Contents NoteHunting and Imaging Comets; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Contents; Chapter one: Comets, Their Orbits, and Where They Hide!; Chapter two: Great Comet Discoveries Throughout History; Chapter Three: Professional Twenty-First Century Comet Hunters; Chapter four: Amateur Twenty-First Century Comet Hunters; Chapter five: Finding the Next Hale-Bopp with your Gear; Chapter six: Comets that Have Been Missed by the Pros; Chapter seven: Recovering Returning Periodic Comets; Chapter eight: Discovering Comets Using SOHO; Chapter Nine: Following the NEOs That Might Become Comets
NotesIncludes index. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Electronic books 5. SCIENCE
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