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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explains how to find celestial objects using the naked eye and a telescope in one's very own backyard, in a book that includes detailed full-color photos and illustrations and an easy-to-follow text
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Gater, Will
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB64
LC item number
.G38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Vamplew, Anton
  • Mitton, Jacqueline
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
The practical astronomer, Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant Jacqueline Mitton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780756662103
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn449890582
Label
The practical astronomer, Will Gater and Anton Vamplew ; consultant Jacqueline Mitton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780756662103
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn449890582

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