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Make Time for the Stars: Fitting Astronomy into Your Busy Life
Hungry for an opportunity to study the stars but have little or no time to do it? Then this book is for you!
Perhaps you have a telescope from years ago, which you used a few times, then put it away in a closet, where it has been gathering dust ever since. Could you still use that telescope, or do you have to buy a new one? And what about all the gadgets on the market now? Which ones do you really need? About how much will it all cost you, and what should you look for when you finally have a night out to look?
Antony Cooke will give you those answers, and outline a program for star (and Solar System) gazing that you will be able to fit into your busy life. He tells why it is imperative to get yourself the right equipment from the start (without breaking the bank!) and why he thinks it is important to focus on live viewing rather than fancy gadgetry and imaging techniques. Full of sound advice and lots of encouragement, you will come away from this book prepared to take up your old hobby with new vigor and finally get the pleasure you knew was possible from studying our neighbors in space.
- Book Title Make Time for the Stars
- Book Subtitle Fitting Astronomy into Your Busy Life
- Series Title Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series
- Series Abbreviated Title Patrick Moore's Pract.Astron.Series(formerly:Practical Astronomy)
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-89341-9
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-89340-2
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-89341-9
- Series ISSN 1431-9756
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XII, 259
- Number of Illustrations 61 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Popular Science in Astronomy
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