ќписание: Your Passport to the Universe The night sky is alive with many wondersЦЦdistant planets, vast star clusters, glowing nebulae, and expansive galaxies, all waiting to be explored. Let respected astronomy writer Philip Harrington introduce you to the universe in Star Watch, a complete beginner's guide to locating, observing, and understanding these celestial objects. You'll start by identifying the surface features of the Moon, the banded cloud tops of Jupiter, the stunning rings of Saturn, and other members of our solar system. Then you'll venture out beyond our solar system, where you'll learn tips and tricks for finding outstanding deep-sky objects from stars to galaxies, including the entire Messier catalogЦЦa primary goal of every serious beginner. Star Watch features a detailed physical description of each target, including size, distance, and structure, as well as concise directions for locating the objects, handy finder charts, hints on the best times to view each object, and descriptions of what you'll really see through a small telescope or binoculars and with the naked eye. Star Watch will transport you to the farthest depths of spaceЦЦand return you as a well-traveled, experienced stargazer.
ќписание: Praise for Star Ware "Star Ware is still a tour de force that any experienced amateur will find invaluable, and which hardware-minded beginners will thoroughly enjoy. " - Robert Burnham, Sky & Telescope magazine "Star Ware condenses between two covers what would normally take a telescope buyer many months to accumulate.
ќписание: Every amateur astronomer has at least heard of the many different catalogs of deep-sky objects; the most†well known†are the Messier, the Caldwell, the Herschel, and the NGC.† All of these catalogs are, in general, readily available, but very few amateur observers are in a position to choose the best catalog for their particular deep-sky observing program, know how to use the catalog, or even†realize just how many there are out there!The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs is a single†compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs.†It discusses their origins, compares what's in them, explains how to interpret the data they contain, and even outlines how readers can create suitable 'custom' catalogs for their own use. The last section provides a set of three deep-sky catalogs created by the author, for observers of different levels of experience, from newcomer to expert.
ќписание: This book is based around the authorвАЩs beautiful and sometimes awe-inspiring color images and mosaics of deep-sky objects.The images were used as the basis of a public exhibition held at the University of Southampton (Summer 2006), attended by the press, local radio and TV interviewers as well as the public. The book describes how similar images can be created by amateur astronomers, using commercially available telescopes and CCD cameras. Subsequent processing and image enhancement in the вАЬelectronic darkroomвАЭ is covered in detail as well.Not everybody can afford the biggest and best telescopes and CCD cameras, so a range of telescopes and equipment is considered, from the authorвАЩs 11-inch with Hyperstar camera, down to more affordable instruments.Appendices provide links to free software вАУ not available from a single source вАУ and are themselves an invaluable resource.
ќписание: This is the third edition of Phil Harrington's popular and comprehensive guide to astronomical equipment, written for both new astronomers as well as experienced amateurs. It includes numerous tips and tricks from other experienced astronomers. < From the Back Cover Praise for the Second Edition of Star Ware
јвтор: Hubbell Ќазвание: Scientific Astrophotography ISBN: 1461451728 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781461451723 »здательство: Springer –ейтинг: ÷ена: 3739 р. Ќаличие на складе: ≈сть у поставщика ѕоставка под заказ.
ќписание: As `distributed` astronomical projects multiply, this text on how to produce professional-quality space imaging will be welcome to many amateurs equipped with today`s powerful telescopy. It offers a thorough grounding in the scientific principles and methods.
јвтор: Mobberley Ќазвание: The New Amateur Astronomer ISBN: 1852336633 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781852336639 »здательство: Springer –ейтинг: ÷ена: 3735 р. Ќаличие на складе: ≈сть у поставщика ѕоставка под заказ.
ќписание: Amateur astronomy has changed beyond recognition in less than two decades. The reason is, of course, technology. Affordable high-quality telescopes, computer-controlled "go to" mountings, autoguiders, CCD cameras, video, and (as always) computers and the Internet, are just a few of the advances that have revolutionized astronomy for the twenty-first century. Martin Mobberley first looks at the basics before going into an in-depth study of whatвАЩs available commercially. He then moves on to the revolutionary possibilities that are open to amateurs, from imaging, through spectroscopy and photometry, to patrolling for near-earth objects - the search for comets and asteroids that may come close to, or even hit, the Earth. The New Amateur Astronomer is a road map of the new astronomy, equally suitable for newcomers who wants an introduction, or old hands who needs to keep abreast of innovations.
ќписание: Contains techniques, advice, hints, tips and spectacular color images from world experts in CCD astronomy from North America and Europe. Their insights are illustrated with color images. This book features techniques that range from using simple webcams to highly technical aspects such as supernovae patrolling.
јвтор: Covington, Michael A. Ќазвание: Digital slr astrophotography ISBN: 0521700817 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521700818 »здательство: Cambridge Academ –ейтинг: ÷ена: 3331 р. Ќаличие на складе: Ќевозможна поставка.
ќписание: In the last few years, digital SLR cameras have taken the astrophotography world by storm. It is now easier to photograph the stars than ever before! They are compact and portable, flexible to adapt with different lenses and for telescope use, and above all DSLR cameras are easy and enjoyable to use. In this concise guide, experienced astrophotography expert Michael Covington outlines the simple, enduring basics that will enable you to get started, and help you get the most from your equipment. He covers a wide selection of equipment, simple and advanced projects, technical considerations and image processing techniques. Unlike other astrophotography books, this one focuses specifically on DSLR cameras, not astronomical CCDs, non-DSLR digital cameras, or film. This guide is ideal for astrophotographers who wish to develop their skills using DSLR cameras and as a friendly introduction to amateur astronomers or photographers curious about photographing the night sky.
јвтор: Charles Ќазвание: Practical Astrophotography ISBN: 1852330236 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781852330231 »здательство: Springer ÷ена: 3932 р. Ќаличие на складе: ≈сть у поставщика ѕоставка под заказ.
ќписание: Almost all amateur astronomers want to take photographs of the night sky. Intended for amateurs, this book looks at the various possibilities, including normal photography, CCD imaging, and modern techniques of computer enhancement. It includes sections about photographing different classes of astronomical object, from the Moon to faint nebulae.
јвтор: Birdlebough John Ќазвание: Practical Guide to Astrophotography ISBN: 0387681221 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387681221 »здательство: Springer ÷ена: 2160 р. Ќаличие на складе: ѕоставка под заказ.
ќписание: Practical Guide to Astrophotography is a complete guide to amateur astrophotography, from planning and purchasing equipment through to making high-quality images. This book contains information that would otherwise take a long time and a lot of patience to learn.It covers the commercial "hot products", comparing their features and ensuring that the reader chooses the best equipment вАУ within his budget вАУ for his chosen area. It covers the most common telescopes, software and cameras used for astrophotography by amateur astronomers, and describes step-by-step how to get from "dreaming about it" through buying the materials and building the system, to obtaining the best possible images. The combination of the product mix and practical processes covers a very large amateur astronomer user-base.This is not only a guide to setting up, itвАЩs also a book that readers will frequently take with them in the field to help them on their journey to make images of the stars. ItвАЩs targeted at providing practical knowledge and leverages "lessons learned" in actual field operations involved in astrophotography. This comprehensive book fills in all the blanks that are not fully covered in magazines or (multiple) other books.
ќписание: Not all amateur astronomers who live in a suburban location realize just how very effective a вАШchilled-chipвАЩ astronomical CCD-camera and software can be at cutting through seemingly impenetrable light-pollution. CCD Astrophotography from the Suburbs details one manвАЩs approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under light-polluted conditions. Adam Stuart has written this reference book for all amateur astronomers who are interested in CCD imaging, especially those who have to work under suburban conditions. The book outlines the materials and (commercially-available) equipment used for high-quality imaging. The many wonderful images Dr. Stuart has produced allow the reader to see the product of вАУ initially вАУ a fellow beginnerвАЩs efforts. The glorious images found in numerous books, and especially those seen in Sky and Telescope magazine вАУ might seem out of reach. But this is not really the case. Respectable images are attainable with modest equipment. This book outlines a complete and thoroughly tested working program for every beginner to achieve high-quality digital imaging.