The Resource A Stargazing Program for Beginners : A Pocket Field Guide, by Jamie Carter, (electronic resource)

A Stargazing Program for Beginners : A Pocket Field Guide, by Jamie Carter, (electronic resource)

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A Stargazing Program for Beginners : A Pocket Field Guide
Title
A Stargazing Program for Beginners
Title remainder
A Pocket Field Guide
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by Jamie Carter
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
By investing just an hour a week and $50 in binoculars, it’s possible to learn a few simple techniques and quickly gain a real insight into the night sky's ever-changing patterns – and what they tell us about Earth, the seasons and ourselves. Searching more for a learned appreciation of nature and our exact place within the cosmos than academic scientific knowledge, science and travel writer Jamie Carter takes the reader on a 12 month tour of the night sky's incredible annual rhythms that say so much about Earth. During the journey he learns about the celestial mechanics at work in the skies above that are – to the beginner – almost beyond belief. As well as the vital constellations and clusters, and the weird and wonderful nebulas, he searches out “dark sky destinations” across the globe that help increase knowledge and give a new perspective on familiar night sky sights. On the journey he witnesses a solar eclipse and grapples with star-charts, binoculars, smartphone apps, telescopes, spots satellites and attempts basic astro-photography. By year's end, the reader will be able to glance at the night sky from anywhere on the planet and tell what direction he or she is facing, what time it is, where all the planets are and even where the Galactic Center Point is.
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Carter, Jamie
Dewey number
530
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide,
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
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A Stargazing Program for Beginners : A Pocket Field Guide, by Jamie Carter, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
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online resource
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cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Preface -- Part I: The Wide-Eyed View -- January: Where Am I?- February: Soaked in Stars -- March: The Plane Truth -- Part II: A Closer Look -- April: The Galaxy Revealed -- May: Binocular Tours and the ISS -- June: The Night Shift -- July: Deep South -- August: Moonrise, Meteors and the Milky Way -- Part III: Deep Sky -- September: Third Layer -- October: Andromeda Galaxy -- November: Return of the Kings -- December: One Orbit Complete -- Part IV: Dark Sky Destinations -- Upside-Down Stargazing -- Eclipses and Aurora -- Finding Dark Skies -- Appendix: Stargazing Resources
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
1 online resource (425 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319220727
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22072-7
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000515862
  • (EBL)4103852
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  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001585566
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  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-22072-7
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4103852
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000515862
Label
A Stargazing Program for Beginners : A Pocket Field Guide, by Jamie Carter, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Preface -- Part I: The Wide-Eyed View -- January: Where Am I?- February: Soaked in Stars -- March: The Plane Truth -- Part II: A Closer Look -- April: The Galaxy Revealed -- May: Binocular Tours and the ISS -- June: The Night Shift -- July: Deep South -- August: Moonrise, Meteors and the Milky Way -- Part III: Deep Sky -- September: Third Layer -- October: Andromeda Galaxy -- November: Return of the Kings -- December: One Orbit Complete -- Part IV: Dark Sky Destinations -- Upside-Down Stargazing -- Eclipses and Aurora -- Finding Dark Skies -- Appendix: Stargazing Resources
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
1 online resource (425 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319220727
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22072-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000515862
  • (EBL)4103852
  • (SSID)ssj0001585566
  • (PQKBManifestationID)16263838
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001585566
  • (PQKBWorkID)14864744
  • (PQKB)10310494
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-22072-7
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4103852
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000515862

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