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The Resource The practical astronomer, Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant, Jacqueline Mitton

The practical astronomer, Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant, Jacqueline Mitton

Label
The practical astronomer
Title
The practical astronomer
Statement of responsibility
Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant, Jacqueline Mitton
Title variation
Practical astronomer
Title variation remainder
explore the wonders of the night sky
Creator
Contributor
Author
Consultant
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year
Cataloging source
BYV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gater, Will
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
QB64
LC item number
.G38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vamplew, Anton
  • Mitton, Jacqueline
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
The practical astronomer, Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant, Jacqueline Mitton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Revised and updated
  • "First American Edition, 2010."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Understanding the universe -- Looking up -- Observing and recording -- Pathfinders -- The solar system -- Star charts -- Reference
  • Understanding the universe. The universe ; The naked-eye sky ; The planets ; What is a star? ; Observing stars ; Nebulae ; Star clusters ; Galaxies ; Dividing light -- Looking up. The motion of the skies ; The sky as a sphere ; Navigating the night sky ; Observing conditions -- Observing and recording. Preparing to observe ; Using binoculars ; Telescope optics ; Telescopes and mounts ; Buying and setting up ; Go to telescopes ; Astroimaging -- Pathfinders. The constellations ; Mapping the constellations ; Sky maps -- The solar system. Our view of the solar system ; Observing the planets ; Mercury and Venus ; Mars ; Jupiter ; Saturn ; Uranus and Neptune ; Dwarf planets and asteroids ; The sun ; The moon ; Comets and meteors ; Atmospheric phenomena ; Other lights in the sky -- Star charts. Using the star charts ; Monthly star charts -- Reference. Reference table ; Almanac ; Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd edition, revised & updated.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781465445131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)on1003729985
Label
The practical astronomer, Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant, Jacqueline Mitton
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Revised and updated
  • "First American Edition, 2010."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Understanding the universe -- Looking up -- Observing and recording -- Pathfinders -- The solar system -- Star charts -- Reference
  • Understanding the universe. The universe ; The naked-eye sky ; The planets ; What is a star? ; Observing stars ; Nebulae ; Star clusters ; Galaxies ; Dividing light -- Looking up. The motion of the skies ; The sky as a sphere ; Navigating the night sky ; Observing conditions -- Observing and recording. Preparing to observe ; Using binoculars ; Telescope optics ; Telescopes and mounts ; Buying and setting up ; Go to telescopes ; Astroimaging -- Pathfinders. The constellations ; Mapping the constellations ; Sky maps -- The solar system. Our view of the solar system ; Observing the planets ; Mercury and Venus ; Mars ; Jupiter ; Saturn ; Uranus and Neptune ; Dwarf planets and asteroids ; The sun ; The moon ; Comets and meteors ; Atmospheric phenomena ; Other lights in the sky -- Star charts. Using the star charts ; Monthly star charts -- Reference. Reference table ; Almanac ; Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd edition, revised & updated.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781465445131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)on1003729985

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