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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
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Radio and Radar Astronomy Projects for Beginners

Authors: Arnold, Steven

  • A nontechnical, nonmathematical primer on amateur radio astronomy
  • Includes 4 new amateur projects, including bouncing a signal off the Moon, detecting the aurora and ISS, and more
  • Offers expanded resources for the interested reader
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-54906-0
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About this book

Radio and radar astronomy are powerful tools when studying the wonders of the universe, yet they tend to mystify amateur astronomers. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to newcomers, containing everything you need to start observing at radio wavelengths.

Written by a mechanical engineer who has actually built and operated the tools described, the book contains a plethora of tested advice and practical resources. This revised edition of the original 2014 book Getting Started in Radio Astronomy provides a complete overview of the latest technology and research, including the newest models and equipment on the market as well as an entirely new section on radio astronomy with software-defined radios (SDRs). 

Four brand-new beginner projects are included, including bouncing a radar signal off the Moon, detecting the aurora, and tuning into the downlink radio used by astronauts aboard the ISS. Requiring no previous knowledge, no scary mathematics, and no expensive equipment, the book will serve as a fun and digestible reference for any level of astronomers hoping to expand their skills into the radio spectrum.

About the authors

Steven Arnold is a certified mechanical engineer and long-time radio astronomer. He is a member of a number of astronomical groups and organizations. He has his own small permanent observatory with a number of optical telescopes, and enjoys solar system, deep-sky imaging, spectroscopy, and radio astronomy. He has recorded a number of podcasts for the 365daysofastronomy.org. project. He has also contributed radio astronomy articles about the NASA Radio Jove receiver kit and also wrote about the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Steven is a certified kickboxing instructor and has risen to the rank of 3rd Dan. He also enjoys walking with his rescue dogs and driving his VW campervan.

Buy this book

eBook 21,39 €
price for India (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 20, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-54906-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 24,99 €
price for India (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radio and Radar Astronomy Projects for Beginners
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54906-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54906-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-54905-3
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VIII, 290
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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