Sky Atlas 2000 0

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Author: Wil Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1981 (1982 printing)

ISBN: 0521244676

Category: Science

Page: 52

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Sky Atlas 2000 0 Companion

This essential astronomical reference features an alphabetical listing of every deep-sky object plotted inSky Atlas 2000.0, Second Edition.

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Author: Robert A. Strong

Publisher: Sky & Telescope

ISBN: UCSC:32106016329556

Category: Nature

Page: 281

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This essential astronomical reference features an alphabetical listing of every deep-sky object plotted inSky Atlas 2000.0, Second Edition. The main section describes each star cluster, nebula, and galaxy with cross-references to chart numbers, while a chart-by-chart listing provides coordinates, object types, constellations, and apparent magnitudes.

The Cambridge Star Atlas

Provides information about the moon, star charts and monthly sky maps covering that which is visible each month in different hemispheres. Original.

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Author: Wil Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521173636

Category: Science

Page: 90

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Provides information about the moon, star charts and monthly sky maps covering that which is visible each month in different hemispheres. Original.

Choosing and Using a New CAT

The traditional nonvirtual star atlas is dead as a doornail, right? ... There are three books of charts—star atlases—in wide use by amateur astronomers today: Sky Atlas 2000 (Wil Tirion), Uranometria 2000 (Wil Tirion, Barry Rappaport, ...

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Author: Rod Mollise

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387097724

Category: Science

Page: 335

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Choosing and Using the New CAT will supersede the author’s successful Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, which has enjoyed enthusiastic support from the amateur astronomy community for the past seven years. Since the first book was published, a lot has changed in the technology of amateur astronomy. The sophistication and variety of the telescopes available to amateurs has increased dramatically. Computerized SCTs, Maksutov-Cassegrains, and most recently Meade’s new and acclaimed Ritchey-Chrétiens have come to dominate the market. That means that all amateurs considering the purchase of a new telescope (not only a SCT, and not just beginners) will benefit from this detailed guide. Choosing the right telescope for particular kinds of observation (or even for general work) is far from easy – but Rod Mollise gives invaluable advice and guidance.

Cambridge Star Atlas 2000 0

Wil Tirion, the renowned astronomical cartographer, has produced this atlas of the sky with the beginner in mind.

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Author: Wil Tirion

Publisher:

ISBN: 0521263220

Category: Science

Page: 74

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Wil Tirion, the renowned astronomical cartographer, has produced this atlas of the sky with the beginner in mind. Each chart shows all the stars visible to the naked eye over a wide area of sky, together with the brighter nebulae and galaxies. Constellation boundaries and the Milky Way are also shown. Color codes enable the user to distinguish easily the various kinds of objects shown. The charts are complemented by tables of objects, such as different sorts of stars, nebulae, and galaxies, for which one can search. Each table is placed opposite the corresponding chart to facilitate use. The charts are in full color, making them both attractive and simple to use. The result is a self-contained star atlas that will delight and inform newcomers to practical astronomy.

Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs

Sky. Atlases. It might be thought, in this computerised multimedia age, that the traditional star atlas was a thing of the ... There are now four Star Atlases that stand head and shoulders above the rest: Norton's 2000 Star Atlas and ...

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Author: Martin Mobberley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447105831

Category: Science

Page: 266

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This guide provides useful insight for first-time telescope buyers as well as experienced amateurs. It examines the advantages and disadvantages of different types of telescopes, mountings, and accessories-ranging from refractors and reflectors to computer controlled drives and CCD cameras. The author also covers observation techniques, photographic equipment, astronomical software, as well as equipment care and maintenance.

Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars

The information on this was contained in the accompanying reference guide Sky Catalogue 2000 Volume 2 which listed all the double stars marked on Sky Atlas 2000. A similar procedure was used for the older Atlas Coeli with its ...

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Author: Robert W. Argyle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852335588

Category: Science

Page: 326

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There are more binary stars visible in the night sky than there are single stars, and there are enormous numbers of wide, faint pairs under-observed or not observed at all - professional astronomers just don't have the available time to study them. This is where amateur astronomers can help. Bob Argyle, a professional astronomer at Cambridge University, shows where enthusiastic amateur observers can best direct their efforts. The book caters for the use of every level of equipment, from simple commercial telescopes to micrometers and CCD cameras. Amateur astronomers who have gone beyond "sight-seeing” and want to make a genuine scientific contribution will find this a fascinating and rewarding field - and this book provides all the background and practical information that's needed. Includes a free CDROM represents an informative snapshot of continually evolving catalogues, including; the United States Naval Observatory catalogues, the WDS, the Second Delta-m catalogue, the Fourth Interferometric catalogue and the Sixth orbital catalogue to be used in conjunction with the USNO website.

Deep Sky Observing

The next level of star chart shows a wide variety of deep-sky objects and double stars at a limiting magnitude faint enough to make it useful with a modest telescope. Sky Atlas 2000 plots stars to magnitude 8 and 2500 nebulae, ...

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Author: Steven R. Coe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319225302

Category: Science

Page: 339

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This updated second edition has all of the information needed for your successful forays into deep sky observing. Coe uses his years of experience to give detailed practical advice about how to find the best observing site, how to make the most of the time spent there, and what equipment and instruments to take along. There are comprehensive lists of deep sky objects of all kinds, along with Steve's own observations describing how they look through telescopes with apertures ranging from 4 inches to 36 inches (0.1 - 0.9 meters).Binocular observing also gets its due, while the lists of objects have been amended to highlight only the best targets. A new index makes finding targets easier than ever before, while the selection of viewing targets has been revised from the first edition. Most of all, this book is all about how to enjoy astronomy. The author's enthusiasm and sense of wonder shine through every page as he invites you along on a tour of some of the most beautiful and fascinating sites in the deep sky, with the improved object list making sure your choice of a faint cluster, hazy nebula or distant galaxy will all be equally rewarding.

Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars

The kind of star atlas that would fall into this category are the Cambridge Star Atlas, Sky Publishing's Pocket Star Atlas or the Bright Star Atlas by ... The next level up in paper atlases is Sky Atlases 2000 and Uranometria.

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Author: R. W. Argyle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461439455

Category: Science

Page: 419

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The second edition of Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars (2004) is the definitive book for those who are serious about this fascinating aspect of astronomy. It deals with equipment (you can start modestly with commercial or even home-made instruments), observing methods using binoculars upwards to advanced instrumentation and techniques, including speckle interferometry. The astronomy of double stars, including orbital calculation, is given its own section. This second edition of this popular book contains a significant amount of completely new material, inspired by the work done by observers – particularly in the USA – since the first edition was published. This includes the use of the Internet to carry out astrometry (precise astronomical measurement) using existing survey plates and films. The new edition contains an excellent guide to sketching double stars, a topic not previously covered. In addition, there is information about how to image double stars of unequal brightness, always a difficult matter but now somewhat easier because of advances in hardware and image-processing software. Nearly all of the chapters and tables have been updated. The CD-ROM that accompanied the first edition of Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars is replaced by access to the Springer Extras web site. The extra information includes the complete Washington Double Star and Tycho-2 Catalogs. There is an extensive database of astrometric, double-and multiple-star formation, including positions, orbits, separations, and magnitudes, and a software suite that implements many of the calculations and equations featured in the book.

Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope

modern amateur astronomer, Sky Atlas 2000. This wonderful series of charts (again by master celestial cartographer Wil Tirion) has been number one on the amateur astronomy best seller list for many years. And it's easy to see why.

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Author: Rod Mollise

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447102274

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Amateur astronomy is becoming increasingly popular, mostly because of the availability of relatively low-cost astronomical telescopes such as the Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutovs. The author describes what these instruments will do, how to use them, and which are the best - he draws on 25-years of experience with telescopes. There are sections on accessories, observing techniques, and hints and tips on: cleaning, collimating, maintaining the telescope, mounting, using the telescope in various conditions, computer control, and imaging (wet, digital and CCD). This is the perfect book for amateur astronomers who are about to invest in a new Schmidt-Cassegrain or Maksutov telescope, or for those who already have one and want to get the most out of it.

Planetary Nebulae and How to Observe Them

Again, this atlas covers both hemispheres in great detail and is very easy to use when at the telescope. It truly is an excellent tool and for more experienced observers it is a must. Sky Atlas 2000 contains planetary nebulae down to ...

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Author: Martin Griffiths

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461417811

Category: Nature

Page: 287

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Planetary Nebulae and How to Observe Them is for amateur astronomers who want to go beyond the Messier objects, concentrating on one of the most beautiful classes of astronomical objects in the sky. Planetary nebulae are not visible to the naked eye, but they are a fascinating group of telescope objects. This guide enables a user equipped with an average-sized amateur telescope to get the best out of observing them. Topics covered include their astrophysical make-up, history of their discovery, classification and description, telescopes to use, filters, and observing techniques - in short everything anyone would need to know to successfully observe planetary nebulae. The book describes the various forms these astronomical objects can take and explains why they are favorite targets for amateur observers. Descriptions of over 100 nebulae personally observed by the author using telescopes of various sizes are included in the book. Readers can create their own observing program or follow the list of these captivating objects, many of which are found within our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Stars and Planets

Now in its third edition, this guide has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments, making it a practical and comprehensive guide to the sky at night.

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Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0007100795

Category: Astronomy

Page: 400

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Now in its third edition, this guide has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments, making it a practical and comprehensive guide to the sky at night.

The Guide to Amateur Astronomy

Tirion , Wil , Cambridge Star Atlas 2000.o. Cambridge & New York , Cambridge University Press , 1991. ( A friendly introductory level atlas by the cartographer of the more advanced items that follow ... ) Tirion , Wil , Sky Atlas 2000.o ...

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Author: Jack Newton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521444926

Category: Nature

Page: 335

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Featuring new chapters on astro-software and CCD-imaging techniques, a book for amateur astronomers covers astrophotography, telescope construction, planetary observing, comet hunting, variable star recording, and nova discovery, and features both novice and advanced techniques. UP.

The Making of History s Greatest Star Map

The Millennium Star Atlas was a grand undertaking, and well received by the amateur astronomy community, although its ... led the creation of the second edition of Sky Atlas 2000 in 1998, the third edition of the Cambridge Star Atlas, ...

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Author: Michael Perryman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642116025

Category: Science

Page: 282

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From prehistoric times, mankind has looked up at the night sky, and puzzled at the changing positions of the stars. How far away they are is a question that has confounded scientists for centuries. Over the last few hundred years, many scientific careers – and considerable resources – have been devoted to measuring their positions and motions with ever increasing accuracy. And in the last two decades of the 20th century, the European Space Agency developed and launched the Hipparcos satellite, around which this account revolves, to carry out these exacting measurements from space. What has prompted these remarkable developments? Why have governments been persuaded to fund them? What are scientists learning from astronomy's equivalent of the Human Genome Project? This book traces the subject's history, explains why such enormous efforts are considered worthwhile, and interweaves these with a first-hand insight into the Hipparcos project, and how big science is conducted at an international level. The involvement of amateur astronomers, and the Hipparcos contributions to climate research, ‘death stars' passing close to the Sun, and the search for extra-solar planets and even intelligent life itself, are some of the surprising facets of this unusual space mission.

An Amateur s Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens

Long out of print, the atlas was updated by Wil Tirion to account for the precession from 1950 to 2000 to produce the Sky Atlas 2000, which includes 26 A2-sized star charts to cover both hemispheres. It very closely follows Becˇvárˇ's ...

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Author: Ian Morison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107619609

Category: Science

Page: 344

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An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens is a highly comprehensive guidebook that bridges the gap between the beginners' and hobbyists' books and the many specialised and subject-specific texts for more advanced amateur astronomers. Written by an experienced astronomer and educator, the book is a one-stop reference providing extensive information and advice about observing and imaging equipment, with detailed examples showing how best to use them. In addition to providing in-depth knowledge about every type of astronomical telescope and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, two chapters offer advice on making visual observations of the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. All types of modern astronomical imaging are covered, with step-by-step details given on the use of DSLRs and web-cams for solar, lunar and planetary imaging and the use of DSLRs and cooled CCD cameras for deep sky imaging.

Star Clusters and How to Observe Them

More advanced and detailed atlases include “Sky Atlas 2000”, by Wil Tirion and Roger Sinnott, which comes in a variety of styles, for desk and field use and has an extremely detailed yet clutter free format. The “Uranometria 2000” also ...

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Author: Mark Allison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846281983

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Astronomy enthusiasts will all appreciate the detailed yet easily-assimilated description of star clusters, how they were formed as our Milky Way galaxy, how they evolved, and how they are classified. The latest research has revealed a vast amount of fascinating information about the clusters, along with some spectacular photographs. Modern commercially-made telescopes enable amateur astronomers to see a surprising amount of detail, and to record – using CCD cameras, video, webcams or even film – some remarkably beautiful and detailed images. Contained here also is detailed information on using refractors, reflectors, and, of course, Meade and Celestron’s ubiquitous range of computer-controlled SCT telescopes.

The Deep sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000 0

In 1980 Sky Atlas 2000 . 0 appeared , going down to stellar magnitude 8 . 0 compared to Coeli ' s 7 . 75 . Also abundantly scattered with numerous deep - sky objects , its charts were clearer and more accurate than Becvar ' s .

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Author: Murray Cragin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029250910

Category: Science

Page: 407

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Collins Stars and Planets Guide

Previously entitled †̃Collins Pocket Guide Stars and Planets', this classic guide to the night sky enters its fourth edition as part of the authoritative †̃Collins Guide' series.A comprehensive guide to all the stars and ...

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Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0007424426

Category: Planets

Page: 400

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A comprehensive guide to all the stars and celestial objects visible with the use of binoculars or an average-sized telescope, this fully revised edition features updated and extended text, improved sky charts, and new diagrams and photographs.

The Urban Astronomer s Guide

Equipping myself with Becvar's Skalnate Pleso Atlas (the forerunner of Sky Atlas 2000) and a 50-mm finder made all the difference in the world. I also had a plan. The secret to navigatingVirgo, as laid out in Chapter 3, is toeyepiece ...

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Author: Rod Mollise

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846282171

Category: Science

Page: 290

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This book covers the "why," "how," and "what" 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 "tours" of the sky, with physical and observational descriptions, at-the-eyepiece drawings, and photographs.