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- Springer New York 2007; US$ 39.95
This practical text provides those with access to even a modest telescope and a CCD camera the background and detailed steps to contribute to astronomical research, including joint projects in which they can take part, as well as techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing their data. The text helps the reader understand - and avoid ? common... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00
David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this guide for beginners and practised observers. more...
- 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 modern... more...
- 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...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 18.99
A photographic feast serves up imagery and information about all things cosmic: from planets, moons, and comets, to black holes, nebulae, distant solar systems, and more. Following on the incredible success of the One Million Things series, this spectacular book features dynamic photographs that beautifully showcase the stars, moons, asteroids,... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 56.00
There are many books that endeavor to bridge the gap between scientists and laymen, yet too many overemphasize the presentation of scientific findings as hard facts and end up alienating readers from the critical thinking processes involved in science. Whiting attempts to break away from the norm in this revolutionary review of popular astronomy books... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 179.00
"Tantrasangraha", composed by the renowned Kerala astronomer Nilakantha Somayaji (c. 1444-1545 AD) ranks along with "Aryabhatiya" of Aryabhata and "Siddhantasiromani" of Bhaskaracarya as one of the major works which significantly influenced further work on astronomy in India. One of the distinguishing features is the introduction... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 34.95
This book is the ultimate guide to buying and using commercial Dobsonians, with in-depth accounts for the various models (plus accessories) on the market and descriptions of the many innovations that amateurs have made to optimize their telescopes' performance. In the 1960's, John Dobson designed a revolutionary kind of astronomical telescope,... more...