This book covers the qwhy, q qhow, q and qwhatq of astronomy under light-polluted skies. The prospective city-based observer is told why to observe from home (there are hundreds of spectacular objects to be seen from the average urban site), how to observe the city sky (telescopes, accessories, and moderns techniques), and what to observe. About half of the book is devoted to describing qtoursq of the sky, with physical and observational descriptions, at-the-eyepiece drawings, and photographs.... 28 Maksutov Cassegrains, 30 Maksutov Newtonian, 28, 34 manually operated SCTs, 30 McNeila#39;s Nebula, 206 MCT, ... 237 Newtonian Reflectors, 23 Nexstar 5, 30 Nexstar GPS, 29 Nexstar(i), 29 Nexstar11, 137 NGC 1023, 210, 213a216, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Urban Astronomer's Guide|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-12-22|