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Seeing Stars

The Night Sky Through Small Telescopes

  • Chris Kitchin
  • Robert W. Forrest

Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 1-18
  3. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 19-47
  4. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 49-54
  5. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 55-63
  6. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 65-73
  7. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 75-81
  8. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 83-92
  9. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 93-112
  10. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 113-128
  11. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 129-133
  12. Chris Kitchin, Robert W. Forrest
    Pages 135-154
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 157-186

About this book

Introduction

Seeing Stars is written for astronomers, regardless of the depth of their theoretical knowledge, who are taking their first steps in observational astronomy. Chris Kitchin and Bob Forrest - both professional astronomers - take a conducted tour of the night sky and suggest suitable observing programmes for everyone from beginners to experts. How is this book different? We are all familiar with the beautiful images of planets and galaxies obtained by spacecraft and giant telescopes - but what can you really see with a small telescope? What should you expect from a small refractor or reflector? And what is the effect of observing from a site near a city? The answers are all here, with many photographs that will illustrate exactly what can be seen with different instruments (everything from the naked eye to a 300mm telescope) - and from different locations.

Keywords

Orbit astronomy instruments observing techniques quasar

Authors and affiliations

  • Chris Kitchin
    • 1
  • Robert W. Forrest
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HertfordshireHatfield, HertfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0621-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1166-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0621-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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