The Resource First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing, by D. A. Jenkins, (electronic resource)

First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing, by D. A. Jenkins, (electronic resource)

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First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing
Title
First Light and Beyond
Title remainder
Making a Success of Astronomical Observing
Statement of responsibility
by D. A. Jenkins
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Amateur astronomers who have been disappointed by the results of an observing session can still gain useful experience in a seemingly “failed” night at the telescope. In a world with imperfect seeing conditions, incredible observing sessions are often mixed with less inspiring ones, discouraging the amateur observer. This book is designed to help novice observers take something worthwhile away each and every time they go out under the night sky, regardless of what was originally planned. Almost every observer remembers his first sight of Ringed Saturn, hanging majestically in the blackness of space. Practitioners agree that visual observing is special. Real-time observations at the eyepiece can provide fleeting yet intense feelings that connect us with the universe. But when expectations aren’t met at the eyepiece, there are other ways to profit from the practice of astronomy. These rewards, though less showy, are well worth cultivating. This book will help you see what constitutes a “successful” visual observing session. It explains the nature of the objects you are seeing and advises how best to use your equipment. There are many hints and tips about how best to locate, recall, and record observations, including suggestions for trips to dark sky areas and to public observatories. Amateur astronomy is a journey from the urban backyard all the way to dark rural skies. With this guide the journey can be smooth
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Jenkins, D. A
Dewey number
500
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series,
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  • Astronomy
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Label
First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing, by D. A. Jenkins, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Content category
text
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txt
Contents
Planetary Discovery and The Seven Sisters -- The Best Viewing -- Equipping Yourself for the View -- Beehives and Eskimos -- Whirlpools and Sombreros -- Matter Matters -- Treat Yourself to Dark Skies -- Capturing the Cosmos -- Planning a Trip to an Observatory -- How to Find the Best Printed Reading about Astronomy -- Astronomy Text and Videos Online -- Inspiring Others.
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
1 online resource (310 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319188515
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-18851-5
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remote
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  • (EXLCZ)993710000000454121
Label
First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing, by D. A. Jenkins, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Planetary Discovery and The Seven Sisters -- The Best Viewing -- Equipping Yourself for the View -- Beehives and Eskimos -- Whirlpools and Sombreros -- Matter Matters -- Treat Yourself to Dark Skies -- Capturing the Cosmos -- Planning a Trip to an Observatory -- How to Find the Best Printed Reading about Astronomy -- Astronomy Text and Videos Online -- Inspiring Others.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
1 online resource (310 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319188515
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-18851-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000454121
  • (EBL)3567917
  • (SSID)ssj0001534696
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11945525
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001534696
  • (PQKBWorkID)11496203
  • (PQKB)10649386
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-18851-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3567917
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000454121

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