Amateur 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 InnovationsFrom 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 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
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- The New Amateur Astronomer (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)
- Martin Mobberley
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