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Visual Astronomy in the Suburbs

A Guide to Spectacular Viewing

  • Authors
  • Antony Cooke

Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Most amateur astronomers, because they live in or near cities, have to carry out their observing from relatively light-polluted sites. It is possible to reduce the effects of a poor location by the use of CCD imaging, but many observers prefer to look at astronomical objects rather than photograph them. Skill, observing techniques, and modern technology - such as image intensifiers - can now be used to astonishing effect to observe the night sky in real-time. Illustrating the book with images and some of his own superb drawings, Antony Cooke explains how to observe some of the most spectacular objects from less than perfect observing sites.

Keywords

CCD Observational astronomy moon observing techniques planet

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b97514
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-707-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-85233-847-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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