The Resource Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy, Paul E. Kinzer

Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy, Paul E. Kinzer

Label
Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy
Title
Stargazing basics
Title remainder
getting started in recreational astronomy
Statement of responsibility
Paul E. Kinzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do I get started in astronomy? Should I buy binoculars or a telescope? What can I expect to see? This beginners' guide to astronomy covers all the information you need to get started. This second edition has been fully updated and now includes new illustrations, the latest astronomy equipment and celestial events through to the year 2025. It starts by explaining the basic techniques and equipment you need for exploring the skies before taking you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Moon, Sun, stars, planets and more. Any necessary technical terms are clearly explained. The author gives sound advice on using and purchasing affordable binoculars, telescopes and accessories, and the book is illustrated with photos taken by the author, showing how objects in the sky actually look through modest amateur equipment. It contains a comprehensive glossary and references to further astronomy resources and websites.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB63
LC item number
.K466 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy, Paul E. Kinzer
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why another stargazing guide? -- pt. I. Stargazing techniques and equipment -- 1. With the naked eye alone -- The celestial sphere -- Making the most of the "wide-eye" view -- 2. Binoculars : the next step -- Why binoculars? -- Selecting binoculars for astronomy -- Are binoculars the right choice for you? -- 3. "But I want a telescope!" -- The beginner's telescope -- Telescope types available to the novice -- As important as your scope : the mount -- The busy end of the telescope : eyepieces, Barlows, diagonals, and finders -- Astrophotography -- "Finally, what should I buy?" -- In a nutshell -- pt. II. What's up there? -- 4. The Solar System -- Our nearest neighbor -- Our own star -- The planets -- Other objects in the Solar System -- 5. The deep sky -- Stars -- Galaxies -- Nebulae -- pt. III. A stargazing glossary -- Appendix 1. The Greek alphabet -- Appendix 2. The constellations -- Some simple star charts
Control code
ocn902726682
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xi, 164 pages
Isbn
9781107439405
Lccn
2014050263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1954998
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902726682
  • (Sirsi) a1954998

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