Human Vision and The Night Sky

How to Improve Your Observing Skills
A book for amateur astronomers that injects fun into a stimulating hobby.
2006. Buch. xii, 292 S.: 50 s/w-Abbildungen, Bibliographien. Softcover
Springer ISBN 978-0-387-30776-3
Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm
Gewicht: 950 g
In englischer Sprache
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This book brings the challenge and fun back to a hobby that goes stale far too quickly for many budding amateur astronomers. The book begins with teaching astronomers to use their most important astronomy tool, their eyes. It discusses how to select the right telescope, and subsequent chapters take the readers on a tour of the solar system as they have never viewed it before… through their own eyes. Each chapter includes a series of observing challenges that will entertain and push the reader to continually higher levels of achievement.
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Brings challenge and fun back to a hobby that goes stale far too quickly for too many budding amateur astronomers Takes complex subject matter and makes it easy and entertaining to read and understand Readers will learn how to use the most important astronomical tool they have, their eyes, to maximum advantage An amateur with 30 years’ experience shows them around the universe, pointing out subtle observational details that probably no-one ever showed them before