Astronomy with Small Telescopes

Astronomy with Small Telescopes

In this book the author has brought together the experience of small telescope users to provide an insightful look into just what is possible. It is written for newcomers to astronomy and experts.

Author: Stephen Tonkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447102298

Category: Science

Page: 162

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Small telescopes, whether simple beginners' telescopes or refined computer-controlled instruments, are gaining popularity fast as technology improves and public interest increases. In this book the author has brought together the experience of small telescope users to provide an insightful look into just what is possible. It is written for newcomers to astronomy and experts. Topics covered include: refractors, reflectors, advanced catadioptric telescopes, and a simple radio telescope. Almost everyone with an interest in practical astronomy will want this book.
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Real Astronomy with Small Telescopes

Real Astronomy with Small Telescopes

This book demonstrates the use of an 80mm refractor and shows how it can be used as a real scientific instrument.

Author: Michael Gainer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846285080

Category: Science

Page: 148

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This book demonstrates the use of an 80mm refractor and shows how it can be used as a real scientific instrument. The author is an experienced small telescope user and an astronomy educator, and he provides step-by-step instructions for numerous scientific activities. Users will find many activities and projects suitable for an 80mm refractor or 90mm reflector or Maksutov that have not been published elsewhere. Emphasis is on measurement and discovery activities rather than on casual observing. This book will provide amateur observers with the knowledge and skill that will help them make genuine contributions to the field of astronomy.
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The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium

The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium

This three-volume set defines essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and the ways in which a productive future for them can be realized.

Author: Terry D. Oswalt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015057014287

Category: Science

Page: 1026

View: 653

This title details the essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and how their future productivity can be maximized. Over 70 experts from all corners of the international astronomical community have created a reference on the future of big science with small telescopes. at national facilities and their omission from national science priority studies, the oft-lamented demise of the small telescope has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the future of these workhorses of astronomy will be brighter than ever if creative steps are taken now. This three-volume set defines essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and the ways in which a productive future for them can be realized. A wide cross-section of the astronomical community has contributed to a definitive assessment of the present and a vision for the future. volume one of this three-volume set examines the public's and the astronomical communities' own perceptions and misconceptions of small telescope productivity. These shape the future scientific research that will be done with telescopes smaller than 4-m in aperture and the number of astronomers that will have access to them.
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The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium

The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium

This three-volume set defines essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and the ways in which a productive future for them can be realized.

Author: Terry D. Oswalt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015057014295

Category: Science

Page: 1026

View: 724

This title details the essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and how their future productivity can be maximized. Over 70 experts from all corners of the international astronomical community have created a reference on the future of big science with small telescopes. at national facilities and their omission from national science priority studies, the oft-lamented demise of the small telescope has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the future of these workhorses of astronomy will be brighter than ever if creative steps are taken now. This three-volume set defines essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and the ways in which a productive future for them can be realized. A wide cross-section of the astronomical community has contributed to a definitive assessment of the present and a vision for the future. radio- and space-based facilities face problems in scientific prioritization and funding. It highlights how current small facilities are evolving to meet the scientific priorities and economical realities of the 21st century through standardization of instrumentation, use of off-the-shelf technology, specialization, optical improvements, new modes of scheduling, automation, and internet access.
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50 Things to See with a Small Telescope

50 Things to See with a Small Telescope

50 Things to See with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae observable from the northern hemisphere. This book includes easy-to-follow star maps and updated eclipse charts through the year 2030.

Author: John A. Read

Publisher: Read Publishing

ISBN: 0999034618

Category: Astronomy

Page: 76

View: 899

50 Things to See with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies, and nebulas observed from all over the northern hemisphere. This book includes easy-to-follow star maps, and updated eclipse charts for years 2017 to 2030. With the new "telescope view" feature, you will see how objects appear when viewed through a small telescope. - Publisher's description.
Categories: Astronomy

Basic Astronomy and the Small Telescope

Basic Astronomy and the Small Telescope

A great resource for any astronomer! This book is 280 pages long (6"x9") and includes author-generated images to keep the price of the book to a minimum.

Author: Matthew DeSipio

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546620532

Category:

Page: 290

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Learn how to find and photograph 50+ objects in the night sky using a small telescope and affordable equipment! Includes the moon, the planets, the sun, nebulae, galaxies, clusters, and multiple star systems! A small telescope is a powerful tool... if you know how to use one. This book walks the reader through the basics of astronomy (the sun, the Earth, the moon, the planets, Kepler's laws, and more), the basic concepts behind how telescopes work (resolution, magnification, parts & accessories, limitations, and more), and how to observe various astronomical targets through a small telescope (the moon, planets, stars, clusters, galaxies, and nebulae). A brief introduction to smartphone and budget-friendly DSLR astrophotography is also included. This book will show the reader affordable ways to pursue astronomy and astrophotography. For example, the book discusses "purchasing used equipment," "what you really need to buy," "how to take astrophotographs without tracking," "how to build your own solar filter," "how to build a simple barn door mount," "how to simply build your own telescopes," and other similar topics. This book also contains a complete messier object table (object, type, season, magnitude, and size), several star/constellation maps, a few moon maps, and other similar tables and data. A great resource for any astronomer! This book is 280 pages long (6"x9") and includes author-generated images to keep the price of the book to a minimum.
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Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope

Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope

This book contains descriptions and photographs of his 110 cataloged objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles.

Author: Philip Pugh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038785357X

Category: Science

Page: 387

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Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope contains descriptions and photographs of the 103 Messier objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. The photographs show how the objects appear through a 127mm Maksutov (and other instruments, where applicable). The visual appearance of a Messier object is often very different from what can be imaged with the same telescope, and a special feature of this book is that it shows what you can see with a small telescope. It will also contain binocular descriptions of some objects. Messier published the final version of his catalog in 1781 (it contains 103 different objects), a catalog so good that it is still in common use today, well over two centuries later. In making a catalog of all the 'fixed' deep-sky objects that observers might confuse with comets, Messier had succeeded in listing all the major interesting deep-sky objects that today are targets for amateur astronomers. Messier's telescope (thought to be a 4-inch) was, by today's amateur standards, small. It also had rather poor optics by modern standards. Thus - and despite the fact that he was a master observer - all the things Messier saw can be found and observed by any observer using a commercial 127 mm (5-inch) telescope. Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope lets the reader follow in Messier's footsteps by observing the Messier objects more or less as the great man saw them himself!
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Instrumentation and Research Programmes for Small Telescopes

Instrumentation and Research Programmes for Small Telescopes

This volume is the proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 118 on "Instrumentation. and Research Programmes for Small Telescopes", where small telescopes were defined as those ground-based instruments with apertures less than 1.5m.

Author: J.B. Hearnshaw

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401094337

Category: Science

Page: 482

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This volume is the proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 118 on "Instrumentation. and Research Programmes for Small Telescopes", where small telescopes were defined as those ground-based instruments with apertures less than 1.5m. The scientific goal of the symposium was to emphasise research programmes which were more suited to smaller tele scopes, on which frequent regular observations can be made. A wide variety of topics on instrumentation, photometry, spectroscopy and polarimetry of objects in the solar system to extragalactic systems were discussed. Each of the four scientific days of the symposium comprised a number of invited review papers, contributed oral papers and discussion sessions devoted purely to the large number (~4) of poster papers. An introductory paper on the research potential of small telescopes sets the scene for the symposium. The proceedings have then been divided into three sections. Section I: Telescopes and instrumentation; Section II: Photometric research programmes; Section III: Spectroscopic research programmes. The diversity of topics within each of these sections indicated the extent to which small telescopes have (and can) contribute greatly to astronomical research. Dr J.A. Graham's summary of the symposium, which illustrates the opportunities available with small telescopes, concludes these proceedings. As in all symposia, the importance of the discussion following each paper was realised. The discussion was recorded on tape (and wherever possible on questions and answer sheets), transcribed and then edited.
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