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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Themby Martin Mobberley

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    This book is about observing dramatic cosmic events. You might think that the observation of gamma ray bursts, cataclysmic variable star outbursts, distant supernovae, and active galactic nuclei are beyond the range of amateurs ? but this is not the case. more...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 44.99

    A†valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and... more...

  • Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasuresby Stephen James O'Meara

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 52.00

    An original selection of 109 deep-sky objects for observers worldwide. more...

  • The Environmental Model of Marsby K. Szego

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The twenty-two papers contained in this volume have been selected from the Proceedings of the 2nd COSPAR Colloquium. The exploration of planet Mars will be the focal point of the planetary missions in the coming years, so the investigation of the surface and the upper layers of the soil is of primary importance. The major space agencies are actively... more...

  • A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objectsby Michael Inglis

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95

    This star guide helps amateur astronomers advance from easily observed objects to more difficult targets, and includes detailed descriptions of each class of object. The revised edition offers new chapters on Transient Objects and Naked-Eye Deep Sky Objects. more...

  • Geographies of Marsby K. Maria D. Lane

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    One of the first maps of Mars, published by an Italian astronomer in 1877, with its pattern of canals, fueled belief in intelligent life forms on the distant red planet?a hope that continued into the 1960s. Although the Martian canals have long since been dismissed as a famous error in the history of science, K. Maria D. Lane argues that there was... more...

  • Handbook of Practical Astronomyby GŁnter D. Roth

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 109.00

    Based on Roth?s celebrated German language handbook for amateur astronomers, which first appeared over 40 years ago, this book is unique in giving the practical astronomer the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed single guide to the subject available. more...

  • The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Themby James Mullaney

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 32.95

    Amateur astronomers ? particularly deep-sky observers ? are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe Them offers the exciting opportunity of retracing the steps of the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer that ever lived. This is a practical guide to seeing the most impressive of Herschel?s... more...

  • Human Vision and The Night Skyby Michael Borgia

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 29.95

    A book for amateur astronomers that injects fun into a stimulating hobby. Complex subject matter is made easy and entertaining to read. Each chapter includes a series of observing challenges that will entertain and push the reader to continually higher levels of achievement. more...

  • Inside the Water Cycleby William B. Rice

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The water cycle is like a circle—it has no beginning and no end. When the sun heats ocean water, it evaporates and forms clouds in the sky. When these particles get big enough, they can fall to Earth as precipitation in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail. When water hits the ground, it can change to liquid, soak into the ground, or run off... more...