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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

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  • Guidebook to the Constellationsby Phil Simpson

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 34.95

    This handbook guides the stargazer through all 88 officially recognized constellations, grouped according to their origin and location in the sky. The book includes origin myths, finder charts, tables, photographs and plots of binary star orbital motions. more...

  • L'astrofilo modernoby A. Carbognani; Martin Mobberley

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 39.95

    In meno di due decenni l?astronomia amatoriale ha cambiato volto. Il motivo, naturalmente, è il progresso tecnologico. Telescopi economici, ma di alta qualità, montature "go-to" controllate dal computer, autoguide, camere CCD, videocamere e (come sempre) computer e Internet sono soltanto alcuni degli elementi che hanno rivoluzionato l?astronomia del... more...

  • L'osservazione delle stelle variabiliby Gerry A. Good

    Springer Milan 2008; US$ 19.95

    L?osservazione delle stelle variabili è uno dei principali contributi che gli astronomi dilettanti possono offrire alla scienza e questo libro fornisce tutte le informazioni necessarie per dedicarvisi con profitto. Nella prima parte vengono presentate in dettaglio le diverse classi di variabili, con esempi, curve di luce e descrizioni fisiche.... more...

  • Le costellazioni al binocoloby Bojan Kambic

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 29.95

    Questo libro è un tour guidato attraverso le costellazioni visibili dalle medie latitudini settentrionali. È un?opera ideale per chi si accosta per la prima volta all?osservazione del cielo, ma anche l?astrofilo esperto la troverà ricca e utile, per come è strutturata.Nella prima parte, il libro è un succinto trattatello di astronomia, di meccanica... more...

  • The Night Sky Companionby Ken Vogt; Tammy Plotner

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 39.95

    In almanac fashion, this book tells what sky objects can be explored on a nightly basis in 2009 ? 2010, combined with history, location maps, star hop instructions, and more. It provides a digest for sky watchers and will appeal to readers at all skill levels. more...

  • Pattern Asterismsby John Chiravalle

    Springer London 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book provides a learning tool to facilitate identifying patterns and stars in the sky with binoculars or at most a low-power telescope. It reflects a new aspect of astronomy that does not involve serious science ? but makes it easy to learn about the night sky. more...

  • Space Debris and Other Threats from Outer Spaceby Joseph N. Pelton

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 49.95

    The mounting problem of space debris in low earth orbit and its threat to the operation of application satellites has been increasingly recognized as space activities increase. The efforts of the Inter Agency Space Debris Coordinating Committee (IADC) and UN COPUS have now led to international guidelines to mitigate the creation of new debris. This... more...

  • Turn Left at Orionby Guy Consolmagno; Dan M. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00

    Fascinating guide for beginning amateur astronomers using small telescopes in the northern and southern hemisphere. more...

  • Un anno intero sotto il cieloby Patrick Moore

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 29.95

    Ci sono 365 notti in un anno (366 se bisestile) e per l?astrofilo non ce ne sono mai due uguali. Il cielo ogni notte propone un suo show che ha per protagonisti migliaia di oggetti come stelle, costellazioni, pianeti, nebulose, da riconoscere uno ad uno, da ammirare e studiare. Sir Patrick Moore ? celeberrimo conduttore televisivo inglese, astrofilo... more...

  • Under a Crimson Sunby David Stevenson

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book offers an insight into the habitability of planets, including Earth, and how this changes as time progresses and the central star evolves. It examines life in all its complexity on a tidally locked super-Earth called Gliese 581 d. more...