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  • The Sun and How to Observe Itby Jamey L. Jenkins

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    This is a completely up-to-date solar observing book, which, while providing the science background necessary for an understanding of the observations with the latest equipment, also features the most complete solar observing and imaging guide available. more...

  • Make Time for the Starsby Antony Cooke

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    Many amateur astronomers are short of time and this book showcases a wide array of quickly performed astronomical projects. It includes various novel or new approaches to observing, and there are practical tips for maximizing time at the telescope. more...

  • Astronomical Cybersketchingby Peter Grego

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    This unique book has become necessary because of advances in computer technology. It outlines the techniques involved in "cybersketching", or making observational astronomical sketches and detailed ?scientific? drawings using modern digital equipment. more...

  • Grundlagen der Ephemeridenrechnungby Oliver Montenbruck

    Spektrum Akademischer Verlag 2009; US$ 29.99

    (Autor)Oliver Montenbruck(Titel)Grundlagen der Ephemeridenrechnung(copy)Wer die Positionen, Helligkeiten, Beleuchtungsphasen und die räumliche Orientierung der Körper unseres Sonnensystems selbst berechnen möchte, findet in diesem Buch eine nützliche Sammlung anwendungsbezogener Formeln. Zusätzlich sind hier alle für die Beobachtung wichtigen Koordinationssysteme... more...

  • Solar Astrophysicsby Peter V. Foukal

    Wiley 2008; US$ 200.00

    This revised edition of Solar Astrophysics describes our current understanding of the sun - from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right out to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with an overview of... more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Inner Planetsby Jennifer Grier; Andrew Rivkin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    An expert in planetary sciences offers an accessible synopsis of scientific knowledge about the celestial bodies with which we are most familiar?Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. more...

  • An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysicsby Francis LeBlanc

    Wiley 2011; US$ 64.00

    An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics aspires to provide the reader with an intermediate knowledge on stars whilst focusing mostly on the explanation of the functioning of stars by using basic physical concepts and observational results. The book is divided into seven chapters, featuring both core and optional content: Basic concepts ... more...

  • Fare astronomia con piccoli telescopiby Michael Gainer

    Springer Milan 2009; US$ 19.99

    Non sono necessariamente richiesti strumenti mastodontici per produrre risultati scientificamente validi nel campo dell?astronomia. Anche l?astrofilo dotato di un piccolo telescopio, con un diametro di soli 8-9 cm, può contribuire alla scienza del cielo realizzando utili osservazioni del Sole, della Luna, dei pianeti, delle comete, degli asteroidi,... more...

  • The Impact of HST on European Astronomyby F. Duccio Macchetto

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 389.00

    The Hubble Space Telescope has facilitated major contributions to a wide range of topics in astronomy: The study of nearby planets The processes of star and planet formation The stellar and interstellar components of galaxies The discovery that most, if not all, galactic nuclei harbor a massive black hole that profoundly affects their evolution The... more...

  • Dark Energyby Luca Amendola; Shinji Tsujikawa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 52.00

    Introducing the theoretical ideas, observational methods and results, this textbook is a thorough introduction for graduate courses. more...