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  • A Companion to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Kenneth R. Lang

    Springer 2007; US$ 79.95

    Provides information for amateur astronomers and professional astrophysicists, and for those interested in the Universe. This book consists of two main parts, a Timeline and a Dictionary. The Timeline is a history which provides the story of cosmic discovery. The Dictionary defines the terms and acronyms that deal with our celestial science. more...

  • Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Imagesby Grant Privett

    Springer 2007; US$ 44.95

    Describes how to create the best astronomical images you can with the digital camera equipment at your disposal. This book explains the steps we go through to extract results from the raw-and-dirty original imagery, and then transform them into high quality pictures that you could hang on your wall, show to your spouse or local society friends. more...

  • How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Cameraby Tony Buick

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Since the advent of astronomical CCD imaging, it has been possible for amateurs to produce images of a quality that was attainable only by universities and professional observatories. This illustrated step-by-step manual is for anyone who has a telescope (of any size) and a digital camera. It provides a photographic atlas of the Moon. more...

  • The Composition of Matterby R. Von Steiger; G. Gloeckler; G. M. Mason

    Springer 2007; US$ 229.00

    This volume consists of papers developed from a joint ACE/ISSI symposium on the "Composition of Matter" honoring the occasion of Johannes Geiss's 80th birthday The purpose of the symposium was to explore new insights into the composition of solar-system and galactic matter, and fractionation processes affecting samples of this matter,... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysisby Brian D. Warner

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Presents those with access to even a modest telescope and a CCD camera the background and detailed steps to take part in important astronomical research. This book contains enough background material (theory) for the reader to understand - and avoid - the pitfalls in the process. more...

  • Granting the Seasonsby Nathan Sivin

    Springer 2008; US$ 109.00

    China's most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. more...

  • The 100 Best Targets for Astrophotographyby Ruben Kier

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera. This book includes hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters. It focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results. more...

  • David Levy's Guide to Eclipses, Transits, and Occultationsby David H. Levy

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this guide for beginners and practised observers. more...

  • Measuring the Universeby Albert Van Helden

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656—1742). "Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of... more...

  • How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Cameraby Tony Buick; Philip Pugh

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    Although astronomical CCD cameras can be very costly, digital cameras -- the kind you use on holiday -- on the other hand, are relatively inexpensive. Moreover, their technology -- especially thermal noise, sensitivity (ISO number) and resolution -- has progressed to a point where such cameras are more than capable of photographing the brighter astronomical... more...