Astronomers' Observing Guides

Jupiter

and How to Observe It

Authors: McAnally, John W.

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  • Up-to-date information for amateur astronomers who want to know all about Jupiter
  • Hugely practical guide details observation techniques for practical astronomers, working with a range of different instruments
  • Reviews the latest findings and satellite observations of Jupiter
  • Lavishly illustrated with superb pictures of Jupiter made the author, who then explains to the reader how to arrive at such beautiful results
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About this book

Jupiter is one of the most spectacular observing targets for amateur astronomers.  There are various books about observing the planets, and several about Jupiter itself, but this is the only book to deal with the giant planet - its formation, structure, and incredible physics - as well as with the practical aspects of observation of the planet and its moons.

The concept of the book - and of the series - is to present an up-to-date detailed physical and astrophysical description (part one); and then (part two) to consider how best to observe and image the giant planet.

Jupiter and How to Observe It is a mine of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginning to the experienced, and will be fascinating reading for all practical amateur astronomers.

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From the reviews:

"McAnally gives you the background to make real contributions to our knowledge of Jupiter. He discusses how to make scientifically meaningful visual records as well as CCD images. … The book is a great read: McAnally’s enthusiasm and experience shine through each page, and it’s generously illustrated with color images and diagrams. As the latest addition to Springer’s Astronomers’ Observing Guide series, its scientific accuracy is assured by author, astrophysicist, and series editor Mike Inglis. … is an impeccable must-read for Jupiter enthusiasts!" (Jennifer Birriel, Sky and Telescope, August, 2008)

"Jupiter and How To Observe It by McAnally (Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers) is intended for amateur observers and beginning astronomy students … . The book’s convenient thin size and glossy pages are perfect for easy desktop or telescope-side browsing. … a user-friendly manual for beginners and advanced amateurs. … Helpful images ranging from basic black-and-white to color diagrams, graphs, and pictures aid readers’ understanding of both the science topics and the practical observing concepts. … Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates; practitioners." (J. H. Murphy, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), August, 2008)

"It is a book … written by an amateur astronomer who has been analysing Jupiter data for the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers for several years. … This will prove a very useful book for those new to the giant planet." (Richard McKim, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1207), December, 2008)

"This is the latest in a long line of … books from Springer. Targeted at amateur astronomers, they aim to combine a résumé of the current state of knowledge … with detailed practical information for the observer. … it may be a worthwhile buy for the experienced planetary observer … ." (David Arditti, Astronomy Now, January, 2009)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 26,74 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jupiter
Book Subtitle
and How to Observe It
Authors
Series Title
Astronomers' Observing Guides
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-727-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-727-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-750-6
Series ISSN
1611-7360
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 218
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