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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

  • Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomyby Paul G. Abel

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book details the methods and practices of visual amateur astronomy and explains how to produce an accurate scientific record of visual observations, using no more than a moderate size commercially made astronomical telescope. more...

  • Celestial Worlds Discovered Cbby Christiaan Huygens; T. Childe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968 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...

  • 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 In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and...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...

  • Star-Craving Madby Fred Watson

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.90

    A journey through time and space with Australia's best known astronomer, Fred Watson more...

  • Faint Objects and How to Observe Themby Brian Cudnik

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 34.95

    Aimed at observers with 10-inch or larger telescopes, this guide to some of the most distant, dim, and rarely observed celestial objects is supported by background information on surveys and objects lists?some familiar, such as Caldwell, and some less so. more...

  • Mars and How to Observe Itby Peter Grego

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book details how amateur and practical astronomers can successfully observe Mars. It uses recent imagery and data to present an up-to-date guide to Mars' geological history and contains a unique set of maps that cover the entire Martian surface. more...

  • 3,000 Deep-Sky Objectsby Ted Aranda

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book lists 3,000 deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere, described as they appear in the author's powerful binocular telescope. The contents are organized by position for easy identification, and indexed by name and catalog numbers. more...

  • Celestial Delightsby Francis Reddy

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 44.95

    Integrating extensive graphics with an 8-year astronomical calendar, this book presents sky events geared to naked-eye and binocular viewing. It is arranged by ease of observation ? lunar phases and brighter planets, solar eclipses, the aurora through comets. more...

  • A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objectsby Michael Inglis

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 49.99

    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...