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Handbook of Practical Astronomy / Edition 1

Handbook of Practical Astronomy / Edition 1

by Günter D. Roth


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The Compendium of Practical Astronomy is unique. The practical astronomer, whether student, novice or accomplished amateur, will find this handbook the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed single guide to the subject available. It is based on Roth’s celebrated German language handbook for amateur astronomers, which first appeared over 40 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540763772
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/12/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 712
Sales rank: 901,965
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Why Astronomy?.- Fundamentals of Spherical Astronomy.- Applied Mathematics and the Computer.- Optics and Telescopes.- Telescope Mountings, Drives, and Electrical Equipment.- Astrophotography.- The Nature of Light and Matter: Fundamentals of Spectral Analysis.- Principles of Photometry.- Signals from Space: Radio Astronomy for Beginners.- Modern Sundials.- An Historical Exploration of Modern Astronomy.- The Social Astronomer.- Earth and Solar System.- Stars and Stellar Systems.

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