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1 Kitchin, C. R Solar Observing Techniques I11534 2002 eBook  
2 Jones, Barrie W Life in the Solar System and Beyond I11437 2004 eBook  
3 Reid, Neill I New Light on Dark Stars I11436 2000 eBook  
4 Mobberley, Martin The New Amateur Astronomer I11356 2004 eBook  
5 Abrams, Bernard Structures in Space I11259 2000 eBook  
6 Finlay, W.H Concise Catalog of Deep-sky Objects I11224 2003 eBook  
7 Almeida, Guilherme de Navigating the Night Sky I11123 2004 eBook  
8 Inglis, Mike Astronomy of the Milky Way I11040 2004 eBook  
9 Swanson, Michael The NexStar User???s Guide I10963 2004 eBook  
10 Monkhouse, Richard 3-D Atlas of Stars and Galaxies I10962 2000 eBook  
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TitleSolar Observing Techniques
Author(s)Kitchin, C. R
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2002.
DescriptionXXI, 218 p. 601 illus., 67 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to the numerous safe methods of observing the Sun and solar eclipses, and to suggest objects and features to observe and observing programmes to follow. So much energy comes from the Sun that by failing to observe safe working practices it is possible to damage your eyes or equipment. The care that is needed is emphasised throughout the book. Always make sure that you have read the whole of a section or chapter before starting any observational work. However in warning when care is needed in observing, there is a danger of scaring people off observing the Sun altogether. Let me emphasise therefore that observing the Sun can be done in complete safely, providing that the precautions discussed in the book are followed. The Sun then provides one of the most interesting objects in the sky for an astronomer to study at all times, and during a total solar eclipse becomes uniquely fascinat?? ing to both astronomers and the general public alike. So take heed of the warnings given here but do not let them stop you trying out the safe observing methods. I wish you clear sunny skies and many hours of fun. Chris Kitchin Hertford, 2001 Acknowledgements I would like to thank Dr Ralph Chou for his help in supplying details of filters and of sources of further information on them
ISBN,Price9781447101451
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Observations, Astronomical 8. PLANETOLOGY
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TitleLife in the Solar System and Beyond
Author(s)Jones, Barrie W
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2004.
DescriptionXXV, 317 p : online resource
Abstract NoteIn Life in the Solar System and Beyond, Professor Jones has written a broad introduction to the subject, addressing important topics such as, what is life?, the origins of life and where to look for extraterrestrial life. The chapters are arranged as follows: Chapter 1 is a broad introduction to the cosmos, with an emphasis on where we might find life. In Chapters 2 and 3 Professor Jones discusses life on Earth, the one place we know to be inhabited. Chapter 4 is a brief tour of the Solar system, leading us in Chapters 5 and 6 to two promising potential habitats, Mars and Europa. In Chapter 7 the author discusses the fate of life in the Solar system, which gives us extra reason to consider life further afield. Chapter 8 focuses on the types of stars that might host habitable planets, and where in the Galaxy these might be concentrated. Chapters 9 and 10 describe the instruments and techniques being employed to discover planets around other stars (exoplanetary systems), and those that will be employed in the near future. Chapter 11 summarizes the known exoplanetary systems, together with an outline of the systems we expect to discover soon, particularly habitable planets. Chapter 12 describes how we will attempt to find life on these planets, and the final chapter brings us to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the question as to whether we are alone
ISBN,Price9781852338978
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Observations, Astronomical 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleNew Light on Dark Stars : Red Dwarfs, Low-Mass Stars, Brown Dwarfs
Author(s)Reid, Neill I;Hawley, Suzanne L
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2000.
DescriptionXXV, 470 p. 172 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NotePerhaps the most common question that a child asks when he or she sees the night sky from a dark site for the first time is: 'How many stars are there?' This happens to be a question which has exercised the intellectual skills of many astronomers over the course of most of the last century, including, for the last two decades, one of the authors of this text. Until recently, the most accurate answer was 'We are not certain, but there is a good chance that almost all of them are M dwarfs. ' Within the last three years, results from new sky-surveys - particularly the first deep surveys at near?? infrared wavelengths - have provided a breakthrough in this subject, solidifying our census of the lowest-mass stars and identifying large numbers of the hitherto almost mythical substellar-mass brown dwarfs. These extremely low-luminosity objects are the central subjects of this book, and the subtitle should be interpreted accordingly. The expression 'low-mass stars' carries a wide range of meanings in the astronomical literature, but is most frequently taken to refer to objects with masses comparable with that of the Sun - F and G dwarfs, and their red giant descendants. While this definition is eminently reasonable for the average extragalactic astronomer, our discussion centres on M dwarfs, with masses of no more than 60% that of the Sun, and extends to 'failed stars' - objects with insufficient mass to ignite central hydrogen fusion
ISBN,Price9781447136637
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleThe New Amateur Astronomer
Author(s)Mobberley, Martin
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2004.
DescriptionX, 229 p. 222 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteAmateur astronomy has changed beyond recognition in less than two decades. The reason is, of course, technology. Affordable high-quality telescopes, computer-controlled 'go to' mountings, autoguiders, CCD cameras, video, and (as always) computers and the Internet, are just a few of the advances that have revolutionized astronomy for the twenty-first century. Martin Mobberley first looks at the basics before going into an in-depth study of what???s available commercially. He then moves on to the revolutionary possibilities that are open to amateurs, from imaging, through spectroscopy and photometry, to patrolling for near-earth objects - the search for comets and asteroids that may come close to, or even hit, the earth. The New Amateur Astronomer is a road map of the new astronomy, equally suitable for newcomers who want an introduction, or old hands who need to keep abreast of innovations. From the reviews: "This is one of several dozen books in Patrick Moore's "Practical Astronomy" series. Amid this large family, Mobberley finds his niche: the beginning high-tech amateur. The book's first half discusses equipment: computer-driven telescopes, CCD cameras, imaging processing software, etc. This market is changing every bit as rapidly as the computer world, so these details will be current for only a year or two. The rest of the book offers an overview of scientific projects that serious amateurs are carrying out these days. Throughout, basic formulas and technical terms are provided as needed, without formal derivations. An appendix with useful references and Web sites is also included. Readers will need more than this book if they are considering a plunge into high-tech amateur astronomy, but it certainly will whet their appetites. Mobberley's most valuable advice will save the book's owner many times its cover price: buy a quality telescope from a reputable dealer and install it in a simple shelter so it can be used with as little set-up time as possible. A poor purchase choice and the hassle of setting up are why most fancy telescopes gather dust in their owners' dens. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates."( T. D. Oswalt, CHOICE, March 2005)
ISBN,Price9781447106395
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Observations, Astronomical 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleStructures in Space : Hidden Secrets of the Deep Sky
Author(s)Abrams, Bernard;Stecker, Michael
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2000.
DescriptionXI, 116 p. 75 illus., 12 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteMuch is yet to be discovered about the fascinating large-scale structures of the universe. Bernard Abrams, former Director of the Deep-Sky section of the British Astronomical Association and Michael Stecker, a celebrated California-based astronomical photographer, explain what we currently know of the near and far universe and present some of the most spectacular astronomical photographs ever taken. Studying the ways in which the material of our universe is arranged and the processes which shape it over time provide the basis for the oldest science in the world: astronomy. This book uses Stecker???s artful astrophotography and electronic imaging to illustrate structures in the cosmos and to illuminate Abrams???s explanations surrounding them. The accompanying online material offers a veritable explosion of hundreds of beautiful color images that illustrate local and distant structures and galaxies.
ISBN,Price9781447104414
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleConcise Catalog of Deep-sky Objects : Astrophysical Information for 500 Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae
Author(s)Finlay, W.H
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2003.
DescriptionVIII, 252 p : online resource
Abstract NoteHere is a unique and fascinating reference book for every serious deep-sky observer! Entries for each of more than 500 deep-sky objects provide far more than the usual astronomical data - they also detail, in every case, the most interesting facts. Physical factors, astrophysical information, evolution, unusual features, the list is endless. The objects are all listed in NGC order, which were originally assigned in approximate order of location from west to east, convenient for reference because objects that can be seen on a given night will occur within a few pages of each other in the book. Astronomers can now get an insight into exactly what they are looking at, to add a new level of insight and enjoyment to deep-sky observing
ISBN,Price9781852338510
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Observations, Astronomical 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleNavigating the Night Sky : How to Identify the Stars and Constellations
Author(s)Almeida, Guilherme de
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2004.
DescriptionXII, 205 p : online resource
ISBN,Price9781852338985
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleAstronomy of the Milky Way : The Observer???s Guide to the Southern Milky Way
Author(s)Inglis, Mike
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2004.
DescriptionXIII, 242 p. 661 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteOne of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way. It spans the entire sky and can be seen every night of the year from anywhere on Earth. This is the first book that deals specifically with what can be seen within the Milky Way from a practical observer's point of view. Astronomy of the Milky Way covers every constellation that the Milky Way passes through, and describes in detail the many objects that can be found therein, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and galactic clusters, and galaxies. It also describes the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself. It is one of a two-volume set that deal with the entire Milky Way - this second volume looks at what can be seen predominantly from the Southern skies In addition to the descriptive text there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest up-to-date images made by observatories around the world and in space, as well as images taken by amateur astronomers. Equipped with this book, an amateur astronomer can go out on any clear night of the year and observe the galaxy we live in - The Milky Way
ISBN,Price9781447106418
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleThe NexStar User???s Guide
Author(s)Swanson, Michael
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2004.
DescriptionXVIII, 296 p. 565 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteCelestron???s NexStar telescopes were introduced in 1999, beginning with their first computer controlled "go to??? model, a 5-inch. More models appeared in quick succession, and Celestron???s new range made it one of the two dominant manufacturers of affordable "go to??? telescopes. Michael Swanson???s online discussions with literally thousands of NexStar owners made it clear that there was a desperate need for a book such as this - one that provides a complete, detailed guide to buying, using and maintaining NexStar telescopes. Although this book is highly comprehensive, it is suitable for beginners - there is a chapter on "Astronomy Basics??? - and experts alike
ISBN,Price9780857294180
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Observations, Astronomical 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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Title3-D Atlas of Stars and Galaxies
Author(s)Monkhouse, Richard;Cox, John
PublicationLondon, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer London, 2000.
Description95 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe 3-D Atlas of the Stars and Galaxies shows the stars and A star at twice that distance (and showing a parallax of one-half galaxies in three-dimensional space, with the third of a second of arc) is said to be at a distance of'two parsecs'; one dimension- distance- dire. ctly apparent to stereoscopic showing a parallax of one-tenth of a second of arc is said to be VISion. The 3-D maps- stereographs- are accurate at a distance of ten parsecs, and so on (1 pc "",3??26 Iy; 10 pc representations constructed from the most recent data available. ~32??6Iy). Because our eyes are set between two and three inches (50 to 80 The accuracy of measurements of parallax depends in part on mm) apart our stereoscopic vision extends to only a few hundred the apparent brightness of the star to be measured, but yards (metres) at most. We use other visual clues, including our ground-based photographic detection is routinely capable of experience of how large a particular object ought to appear when resolutions to plus or minus eight milliarcseconds observed over a particular range, in order to estimate the distance (8/3,600,000 of a degree). The satellite observatory Hipparcos of things that are further away. We have no direct experience of the made measurements to a precision of plus or minus 0??97 size and the distance of stars, and this is why, looking up into the milliarcseconds
ISBN,Price9780857293251
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Observations, Astronomical
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