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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Observing Variable Stars

Authors: Good, Gerry A.

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Observing variable stars is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science. There are 36,000 variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them. That's where amateur astronomers come in - thousands of them turning their telescopes to the sky every night. Variable star observing is the most popular of "real science" activities for amateurs, and Gerry Good's book provides everything needed. The first part of the book provides a highly detailed account of the various classes of variable star, with examples, illustrations and physical descriptions. The second section covers practical aspects of observing, everything from preparation and planning, through observing techniques, to data management and reduction.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-0055-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-85233-498-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Observing Variable Stars
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0055-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0055-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-498-7
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 284
Number of Illustrations
428 b/w illustrations
Topics