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  • Saturn and How to Observe Itby Julius Benton

    Springer London 2007; US$ 39.95

    I received my ?rst telescope, a 60 mm (2. 4 in) Unitron refractor, as a surprise Christmas gift from my father when I was 10 years old,and over the next several years, I spent countless hours exploring the heavens, seeking out virtually every celestial object I could ?nd with this small aperture. I consider myself quite for- nate to have been blessed... more...

  • Pattern Asterismsby John Chiravalle

    Springer London 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book provides a learning tool to facilitate identifying patterns and stars in the sky with binoculars or at most a low-power telescope. It reflects a new aspect of astronomy that does not involve serious science ? but makes it easy to learn about the night sky. more...

  • The Outer Planets and their Moonsby Therese Encrenaz; R. Kallenbach; Tobias Owen; Christophe Sotin

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 199.00

    This volume gives an integrated summary of the science related to the four giant planets in our solar system. It is the result of an ISSI workshop on "A comparative study of the outer planets before the exploration of Saturn by Cassini-Huygens" which was held at ISSI in Bern on January 12-16, 2004. Representatives of several scientific communities,... more...

  • Dust in the Solar System and Other Planetary Systemsby S.F. Green; I. Williams; T. McDonnell; N. McBride

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 250.00

    Since the last joint IAU and COSPAR Colloquium in Gainesville in 1995, there have been dramatic changes in the field resulting from in-situ space experiments, Earth orbiting satellites and ground based observations. The brightest comet since the early years of the twentieth century, comet Hale-Bopp, appeared, giving an invaluable opportunity to see... more...

  • L'astrofilo modernoby A. Carbognani; Martin Mobberley

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 29.99

    In meno di due decenni l?astronomia amatoriale ha cambiato volto. Il motivo, naturalmente, è il progresso tecnologico. Telescopi economici, ma di alta qualità, montature "go-to" controllate dal computer, autoguide, camere CCD, videocamere e (come sempre) computer e Internet sono soltanto alcuni degli elementi che hanno rivoluzionato l?astronomia del... more...

  • Human Vision and The Night Skyby Michael Borgia

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 29.95

    A book for amateur astronomers that injects fun into a stimulating hobby. Complex subject matter is made easy and entertaining to read. Each chapter includes a series of observing challenges that will entertain and push the reader to continually higher levels of achievement. more...

  • Practical Astronomy with your Calculatorby Peter Duffett-Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 36.00

    Practical Astronomy with your Calculator, first published in 1979, has enjoyed immense success. The author's clear and easy to follow routines enable you to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator. Mathematical complexity is kept firmly in the background, leaving just the elements necessary... more...

  • Turn Left at Orionby Guy Consolmagno; Dan M. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00

    Fascinating guide for beginning amateur astronomers using small telescopes in the northern and southern hemisphere. more...

  • Lights in the Skyby Michael Maunder

    Springer London 2007; US$ 29.95

    Many lights and other objects in the sky go unrecognised, or at least are little understood by those observing them. Such things range from the commonplace like rainbows and meteors, to the distinctly unusual like the green flash and ball lightning. And there is still a residuum of objects that remain unidentified by the watcher ? classed generally... more...

  • Star Mapsby Nick Kanas

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 34.95

    This book traces the history of celestial cartography and relates this history to the changing ideas of man?s place in the universe and to advances in map-making. Photographs from actual antiquarian celestial atlases and prints, many previously unpublished, enrich the text. more...