The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Astronomy with a Home Computer

Authors: Monks, Neale

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Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers!

Today’s amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers.  Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images.  Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes.  The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software.  The list goes on and on.

Find out here how to choose the best planetarium program: are commercial versions really better than freeware?   Learn how to optimise a go-to telescope, or connect it to a lap-top.  Discover how to choose the best webcam and use it with your telescope.  Create a mosaic of the Moon, or high-resolution images of the planets...

Astronomy with a Home Computer is designed for every amateur astronomer who owns a home computer, whether it is running Microsoft Windows, Mac O/S or Linux.  It doesn’t matter what kind of telescope you own either - a small refractor is just as useful as a big "go-to" SCT for most of the projects in this book.

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-077-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-85233-805-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astronomy with a Home Computer
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-077-1
DOI
10.1007/b138450
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-805-3
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
87 b/w illustrations
Topics