From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer

How to Advance to the Next Level

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-8765-4 (Print) 978-1-4614-8766-1 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Developing Your Skills

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-20

      Accessing and Developing Your Observing Skills

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      Chapter

      Pages 21-35

      Planning and Recording Your Observing Sessions

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      Chapter

      Pages 37-45

      Equipment

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      Chapter

      Pages 47-65

      Accessories

  3. Practical Observing:Your Quarry Awaits

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67

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      Chapter

      Pages 69-88

      Constellations, Asterisms and Stars

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      Chapter

      Pages 89-106

      Variable and Double Stars

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      Chapter

      Pages 107-118

      The Solar System: The Sun

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      Chapter

      Pages 119-132

      The Solar System: The Moon

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      Chapter

      Pages 133-155

      The Solar System: Observing the Planets

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      Chapter

      Pages 157-175

      The Solar System: Minor Solar System Bodies and Other Phenomena

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      Chapter

      Pages 177-189

      The Solar System: Observing Comets

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      Chapter

      Pages 191-207

      Beyond the Solar System: Deep Sky Objects

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      Chapter

      Pages 209-222

      Basic Astrophotography

  4. Further Information Sources and Community

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223

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      Chapter

      Pages 225-238

      Online Resources

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      Chapter

      Pages 239-250

      Star Maps, Sources of Information, Publications and Further Reading

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      Chapter

      Pages 251-253

      Conclusion

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 255-258