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  • 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...

  • A Brief History of the Universeby J.P. McEvoy

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 13.11

    Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology. Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells... 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...

  • Choosing and Using a Dobsonian Telescopeby Neil English

    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...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.00

    This Dictionary of Astronomy covers everything from black hole to white dwarf. The text includes 4000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time. Major entries include: Big Bang theory, comet, eclipse, Magellanic Clouds, radio telescope, relativity, and variable stars. more...

  • Astronomy Through the Agesby Sir Robert Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 104.95

    From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity... more...

  • Splitting The Secondby A Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 43.95

    Until the 1950s timekeeping was based on the apparent motion of the Sun that in turn reflected the rotation of the Earth on its axis. But the Earth does not turn smoothly. By the 1940s it was clear that the length of the day fluctuated unpredictably and with it the length of the second. Astronomers wanted to redefine the second in terms of the motions... more...

  • Ancient Astronomyby Clive Ruggles

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. more...

  • Atmosphere and Climateby Ulrich Foelsche; Gottfried Kirchengast; Andrea Steiner

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 279.00

    Presents edited and peer-reviewed papers from the 2nd International Workshop on Occultations for Probing Atmosphere and Climate (OPAC-2), held in Graz, Austria. This book provides a comprehensive insight and a key reference about the status and future of the field of occultations for probing atmosphere and climate. more...

  • Practical Statistics for Astronomersby J. V. Wall; C. R. Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00

    Presents the most relevant statistical and probabilistic machinery for use in observational astronomy. more...