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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geophysics & Geodesy | Saturn and How to Observe It

Saturn and How to Observe It

Benton, Julius

2005, VII, 182 p. 96 illus., in Full Color.

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Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system, and the only one with a spectacular ring system easily visible from Earth. Julius Benton's Saturn and How to Observe It provides a compendium of the latest information, amateur and professional images of Saturn. These images are followed by advice on how to observe Saturn using a variety of telescope apertures, color filters and magnifications. This text is a goldmine of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginner to the highly experienced.

Brought to life by crisp color photographs, Saturn and How to Observe It is a modern comprehensive review of Saturn as a planet and its magnificent ring system. The book includes some of the latest detailed theories and physical descriptions of Saturn and its satellites.

The techniques for observing Saturn are outlined in this book, giving the reader a thorough explanation of what they are viewing.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Planet - Saturn - Saturn's Ring System - Saturnian Atmospheric Phenomena - Solar - Solar System - observing techniques

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Geophysics & Geodesy - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

Saturn as a Planet.- Telescopes and Accessories.- Factors that Affect Observations.- Visual Impressions of Saturn’s Globe and Ring System.- Drawing Saturn’s Globe and Rings.- Methods of Visual Photometry and Colorimetry.- Determining Latitudes and Timing Central Meridian Transits.- Observing Saturn’s Satellites.- A Primer on Imaging Saturn and Its Ring System.

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