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  • Beyond the Solar Systemby Mary Kay Carson

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Tracing the evolution of humankind?s pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its... more...

  • Hindsight and Popular Astronomyby Alan B. Whiting

    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...

  • CCD Astrophotographyby Adam Stuart

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 39.95

    Details one man's approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under light-polluted conditions. This book provides a tested program that helps CCD-beginner to work towards digital imaging of the highest quality. It outlines the materials and equipment used for high-quality imaging. more...

  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David H. Kelley; Eugene F. Milone

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 299.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies' uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World: the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World, particularly Mesoamerica. Throughout, the discussion emphasizes the main purposes of ancient astronomy, many of which it shares with modern astronomy. more...

  • Lunar and Planetary Webcam User's Guideby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Aims to de-mystify the jargon of webcams and computer processing and provides hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. This book also explains how webcams can be connected direct to a PC so that software can be used to "stack" multiple images, providing a stunning increase in image quality. more...

  • Digital Astrophotographyby David Ratledge

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Contains techniques, advice, hints, tips and spectacular color images from world experts in CCD astronomy from North America and Europe. Their insights are illustrated with color images. This book features techniques that range from using simple webcams to highly technical aspects such as supernovae patrolling. more...

  • Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skiesby Antony Cooke

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Modern astronomical telescopes, along with other advances in technology, have brought the deep sky within reach of astronomers. This book helps you if you are observing the sky from a light-polluted environment. It provides information needed to know about what to observe, and how to get views of faint and distant astronomical objects. more...

  • 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...