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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Imaging the Messier Objects Remotely from Your Laptop

Authors: Adam, Len J.

  • Shows readers how to access and use remote telescopes in three continents from their laptop, tablet or smartphone 
  • Enables readers to take their own remote images of the Messier objects and download them
  • Teaches newcomers the basics of amateur astronomy and remote observing, as well as how to select a telescope and camera combination suitable for a particular Messier target
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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65385-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Softcover $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65384-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This is a guide for anyone interested in practical astronomy but intimidated by the idea of investing in a telescope. It explores the world of remote observing, which requires nothing more than a laptop and an Internet connection. The book aims to make readers comfortable navigating the plethora of online equipment at their disposal and to show that a challenge like imaging the Messier objects can be fun, simple, and achievable for all.
In this text, all 110 Messier objects are discussed, each one remotely imaged with clear instructions on what telescope and camera combinations give the best results. Common astronomical phrases and units are all explained and illustrated to help newcomers get a grasp of terminology. Tidbits of history and quotes from Messier and other astronomers round out this beginner-friendly read, which also features a handy Quick Reference Image Library.

About the authors

Len Adam holds a BSc degree from the University of Manchester.  He has been a keen amateur astronomer for many years, using his backyard domed observatory in the UK and taking frequent trips with his truck full of equipment to observe in clear sky sites in southern Spain. He concentrates mainly on deep sky objects and has a particular interest in supernovae and star clusters. He has used remote telescopes in the USA, Europe and Australia to image nebulae, clusters, galaxies, supernovae and comets.

He is the co-author (with J.R. Nowicki ) of one book, Digital Circuits, published by Edward Arnold (Butterworth-Heinemann) in 1990.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65385-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65384-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imaging the Messier Objects Remotely from Your Laptop
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65385-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65385-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-65384-6
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 520
Number of Illustrations
234 b/w illustrations, 245 illustrations in colour
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