The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Make Time for the Stars

Fitting Astronomy into Your Busy Life

Authors: Cooke, Antony

  • Provides practical observing techniques for those without a lot of time to spend on astronomy
  • Presents many quickly performed projects with novel, time-saving approaches for almost any activity within astronomy
  • Outlines the secrets of making fast, simply made astronomical images that require little processing
  • Gives equipment selection tips, especially for what to avoid
  • Provides a guide to virtually all readily observable deep-space objects for the time-pressed observer
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Make Time for the Stars: Fitting Astronomy into Your Busy Life

Antony Cooke

Hungry for an opportunity to study the stars but have little or no time to do it? Then this book is for you!

Perhaps you have a telescope from years ago, which you used a few times, then put it away in a closet, where it has been gathering dust ever since. Could you still use that telescope, or do you have to buy a new one? And what about all the gadgets on the market now? Which ones do you really need? About how much will it all cost you, and what should you look for when you finally have a night out to look?

Antony Cooke will give you those answers, and outline a program for star (and Solar System) gazing that you will be able to fit into your busy life. He tells why it is imperative to get yourself the right equipment from the start (without breaking the bank!) and why he thinks it is important to focus on live viewing rather than fancy gadgetry and imaging techniques. Full of sound advice and lots of encouragement, you will come away from this book prepared to take up your old hobby with new vigor and finally get the pleasure you knew was possible from studying our neighbors in space.

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Aus den Rezensionen: “Der Autor ... stellt ... seine Überlegungen vor, wie man knappe Zeit am Okular optimieren kann. ... Er gibt zahlreiche Tipps zum Optimieren seiner Ausrüstung, damit man später keine Zeit vergeudet oder ein nutzloses instrument enttäuscht in die Ecke stellt. Daher soll man ... komplexe Technik meiden, die schwer in kurzer Zeit zu beherrschen ist. Nach der Auswahl der richtigen Ausrüstung stellt Cooke eine Reihe von einfachen Beobachtungen in unserem Sonnensystem, beginnend beim Mond, vor. ... sehr zu empfehlen aufgrund vieler wertvoller Überlegungen und Erfahrungen ...“ (in: Weltraum Facts, 2008, Vol. 15, Issue 4, S. 24)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Make Time for the Stars
Book Subtitle
Fitting Astronomy into Your Busy Life
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89341-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89341-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-89340-2
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 259
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Topics