Environmental and External Factors

  • Gerald R. Hubbell
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


One of the most difficult things for a beginning or even an experienced amateur astronomer to get over is the disappointment when the weather does not cooperate. Dealing with the weather is a big part of any observing program, and this chapter discusses the various aspects of this issue. The only good thing about bad weather for the astrophotographer is that it teaches patience and humility.


Electronic Equipment General Weather Weather Information Weather Service Amateur Astronomer 
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Further Reading

  1. Arditti D (2008) Setting-up a small observatory. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. Buchheim R (2007) The sky is your laboratory. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg/New YorkGoogle Scholar
  3. Chromey FR (2010) To measure the sky. Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
  4. Covington MA (1999) Astrophotography for the amateur. Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
  5. Dragesco J (1995) High resolution astrophotography. Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
  6. Dymock R (2010) Asteroids and dwarf planets and how to observe them. Springer, New YorkCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Harrison KM (2011) Astronomical spectroscopy for amateurs. Springer, New YorkCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Warner BD (2006) A practical guide to lightcurve photometry and analysis. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald R. Hubbell
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  1. 1.Locust GroveUSA

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