The Star Atlas Companion: What you need to know about the Constellations (Springer Praxis Books)

By Philip M. Bagnall

Conventional celebrity atlases are nice for finding constellations and person stars but The famous person Atlas Companion is going one step additional and describes the actual homes of greater than 1,100 stars. by means of scale diagrams, the reader can get a true experience of the sizes, shapes, distances, and floor positive factors of a number of the stars seen to the bare eye in either the Nothern and Southern Hemispheres. info on their rotational velocities and sessions is given including their spectral kind and luminosity. Binary and a number of famous person structures are defined intimately. specific point out is made from Barnard's, Kapteyn's, Kepler's, and Van Maanen's Stars and the houses of many open clusters are given. With its emphasis on assisting the beginner astronomer achieve a greater realizing of what they're taking a look at. The celebrity Atlas Companion will supply a brand new measurement to staring at the big name and is a useful complement to any famous person atlas.

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By Philip M. Bagnall

Conventional celebrity atlases are nice for finding constellations and person stars but The famous person Atlas Companion is going one step additional and describes the actual homes of greater than 1,100 stars. by means of scale diagrams, the reader can get a true experience of the sizes, shapes, distances, and floor positive factors of a number of the stars seen to the bare eye in either the Nothern and Southern Hemispheres. info on their rotational velocities and sessions is given including their spectral kind and luminosity. Binary and a number of famous person structures are defined intimately. specific point out is made from Barnard's, Kapteyn's, Kepler's, and Van Maanen's Stars and the houses of many open clusters are given. With its emphasis on assisting the beginner astronomer achieve a greater realizing of what they're taking a look at. The celebrity Atlas Companion will supply a brand new measurement to staring at the big name and is a useful complement to any famous person atlas.

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Reflecting Telescope Optics I: Basic Design Theory and its Historical Development (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) (Pt. 1)

Complete compendium at the physics and purposes of telescope optics, underlying the unique and oldest of astronomical instruments.

Thoroughly scholarly paintings that offers either the historic viewpoint and the cutting-edge know-how, corresponding to the 4-lens corrector of Delabre and the boys corrector.

Newly up to date variation brings this authoritative paintings thoroughly as much as date..

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"... an unrivaled reference if you happen to have curiosity within the box ... a different reference in a very good presentation."
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Complete compendium at the physics and purposes of telescope optics, underlying the unique and oldest of astronomical instruments.

Thoroughly scholarly paintings that offers either the historic viewpoint and the cutting-edge know-how, corresponding to the 4-lens corrector of Delabre and the boys corrector.

Newly up to date variation brings this authoritative paintings thoroughly as much as date..

From the reports
"... an unrivaled reference if you happen to have curiosity within the box ... a different reference in a very good presentation."
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Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volumes 1-4

By Paul Murdin

In a special collaboration, Nature Publishing team and Institute of Physics Publishing have released the main vast and accomplished reference paintings in astronomy and astrophysics in either print and on-line codecs. regrettably the print version is presently out of print, however the usually up to date internet continues to be lively and will be chanced on at www.ency-astro.com. This precise source covers the complete box of astronomy and astrophysics and this on-line model contains the complete textual content of over 2,750 articles, plus subtle seek and retrieval performance, hyperlinks to the first literature, and is often up to date with new fabric. An energetic editorial workforce, headed by way of the Encyclopaedia's editor-in-chief, Maul Murdin, oversee the continuous commissioning, reviewing and loading of recent and revised content material. The Encyclopaedia's authority is guaranteed via editorial and advisory forums drawn from the world's ultimate astronomers and astrophysicists. this primary type source may be an important resource of knowledge for undergraduates, graduate scholars, researchers and pro execs, in addition to for dedicated amateurs, librarians and lay humans wishing to refer to the definitive astronomy and astrophysics reference paintings.

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By Paul Murdin

In a special collaboration, Nature Publishing team and Institute of Physics Publishing have released the main vast and accomplished reference paintings in astronomy and astrophysics in either print and on-line codecs. regrettably the print version is presently out of print, however the usually up to date internet continues to be lively and will be chanced on at www.ency-astro.com. This precise source covers the complete box of astronomy and astrophysics and this on-line model contains the complete textual content of over 2,750 articles, plus subtle seek and retrieval performance, hyperlinks to the first literature, and is often up to date with new fabric. An energetic editorial workforce, headed by way of the Encyclopaedia's editor-in-chief, Maul Murdin, oversee the continuous commissioning, reviewing and loading of recent and revised content material. The Encyclopaedia's authority is guaranteed via editorial and advisory forums drawn from the world's ultimate astronomers and astrophysicists. this primary type source may be an important resource of knowledge for undergraduates, graduate scholars, researchers and pro execs, in addition to for dedicated amateurs, librarians and lay humans wishing to refer to the definitive astronomy and astrophysics reference paintings.

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Astronomical Applications of Astrometry: Ten Years of Exploitation of the Hipparcos Satellite Data

By Michael Perryman

The Hipparcos satellite tv for pc, constructed and introduced through the ecu house business enterprise (ESA) in 1989, was once the 1st area undertaking devoted to astrometry - the exact size of positions, distances, and correct motions of stars. among the most important achievements of its measurements are refining the cosmic distance scale, characterizing the large-scale kinematic motions within the sun local, supplying unique luminosities for stellar modelling, and confirming Einstein's prediction of the impression of gravity on starlight. This authoritative account of the Hipparcos contributions during the last decade is a phenomenal reference for astronomers, astrophysicists and cosmologists. It stories the purposes of the information in several parts, describing the topic and the state-of-the-art sooner than Hipparcos, and summarizing all significant contributions to the subject made via Hipparcos. It incorporates a particular assessment of the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues, their annexes and their updates. every one bankruptcy ends with entire references to correct literature.

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By Michael Perryman

The Hipparcos satellite tv for pc, constructed and introduced through the ecu house business enterprise (ESA) in 1989, was once the 1st area undertaking devoted to astrometry - the exact size of positions, distances, and correct motions of stars. among the most important achievements of its measurements are refining the cosmic distance scale, characterizing the large-scale kinematic motions within the sun local, supplying unique luminosities for stellar modelling, and confirming Einstein's prediction of the impression of gravity on starlight. This authoritative account of the Hipparcos contributions during the last decade is a phenomenal reference for astronomers, astrophysicists and cosmologists. It stories the purposes of the information in several parts, describing the topic and the state-of-the-art sooner than Hipparcos, and summarizing all significant contributions to the subject made via Hipparcos. It incorporates a particular assessment of the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues, their annexes and their updates. every one bankruptcy ends with entire references to correct literature.

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Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Smithsonian Series)

By Valerie Neal

This e-book areas area travel Discovery in the historical past of the distance trip software and offers an creation to area travel know-how, with a spotlight at the orbiter itself. Discovery's special background is gifted undertaking through challenge that features a short narrative of every venture, a chart of its key facts (dates, period, altitude, payloads, etc.), each one mission's patch with a proof of its certain symbolism, a staff portrait, and to 4 iconic photographs that seize the distinctive actions and successes of every project. The e-book additionally good points anecdotes and thoughts of a number of astronauts who flew on Discovery, in addition to its modernization through the years and its ultimate practise for retirement on the Smithsonian.

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By Valerie Neal

This e-book areas area travel Discovery in the historical past of the distance trip software and offers an creation to area travel know-how, with a spotlight at the orbiter itself. Discovery's special background is gifted undertaking through challenge that features a short narrative of every venture, a chart of its key facts (dates, period, altitude, payloads, etc.), each one mission's patch with a proof of its certain symbolism, a staff portrait, and to 4 iconic photographs that seize the distinctive actions and successes of every project. The e-book additionally good points anecdotes and thoughts of a number of astronauts who flew on Discovery, in addition to its modernization through the years and its ultimate practise for retirement on the Smithsonian.

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The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide: With Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to Guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous List of Deep-Sky Objects

By H. C. Pennington

From the Sky & Telescope Review

This “guide” is de facto even more than the identify may well recommend. it truly is half megastar atlas, half descriptive textual content, half telescope primer, and half method consultation, all held including the infectious enthusiasm of its writer. the complete first 3rd of the publication is chock jam-packed with useful details on telescopes and gazing. right here Pennington does an admirable activity of waiting for the problems novices face utilizing a telescope less than the evening sky for the 1st time—a viewpoint that's all too effortless for skilled observers to unfastened sight of. The wealth of valuable tips and the helpful details awarded within the starting chapters alongside justify the book's expense. . . . right here eventually is a sequence of drawings that correctly painting the telescopic visual appeal of all one hundred ten gadgets. those drawings are a superb source for the start Messier hunter and supply a much better illustration of the eyepiece view than the colour pictures that dominate astronomical literature. . . . Pennington has supplied the following smartest thing to having an skilled observer at your aspect guiding you in my view throughout the Messier record. And that's the place this publication rather belongs—at one's part within the box, accumulating dew correct besides the telescope, purple flashlight, and eyepieces.

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By H. C. Pennington

From the Sky & Telescope Review

This “guide” is de facto even more than the identify may well recommend. it truly is half megastar atlas, half descriptive textual content, half telescope primer, and half method consultation, all held including the infectious enthusiasm of its writer. the complete first 3rd of the publication is chock jam-packed with useful details on telescopes and gazing. right here Pennington does an admirable activity of waiting for the problems novices face utilizing a telescope less than the evening sky for the 1st time—a viewpoint that's all too effortless for skilled observers to unfastened sight of. The wealth of valuable tips and the helpful details awarded within the starting chapters alongside justify the book's expense. . . . right here eventually is a sequence of drawings that correctly painting the telescopic visual appeal of all one hundred ten gadgets. those drawings are a superb source for the start Messier hunter and supply a much better illustration of the eyepiece view than the colour pictures that dominate astronomical literature. . . . Pennington has supplied the following smartest thing to having an skilled observer at your aspect guiding you in my view throughout the Messier record. And that's the place this publication rather belongs—at one's part within the box, accumulating dew correct besides the telescope, purple flashlight, and eyepieces.

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50 Things To See With A Small Telescope

Revised in 2016 and translated into ten languages, 50 issues to work out with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae saw at stargazing occasions around the world. The e-book comprises effortless to keep on with megastar maps and eclipse charts up-to-date during the yr 2030. With the "Telescope View" function, you can find how gadgets seem while considered via a small telescope. If you're having difficulty having fun with your small telescope, this publication is for you. 

Here are the various different gadgets this publication can assist you explore:
  • Globular Clusters
  • Asteroids Ceres and Vesta
  • Comets
  • The overseas area Station
  • Iridium Flares
I am very excited to percentage my wisdom of astronomy and i'm convinced you are going to take pleasure in this booklet for years to come.

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Revised in 2016 and translated into ten languages, 50 issues to work out with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae saw at stargazing occasions around the world. The e-book comprises effortless to keep on with megastar maps and eclipse charts up-to-date during the yr 2030. With the "Telescope View" function, you can find how gadgets seem while considered via a small telescope. If you're having difficulty having fun with your small telescope, this publication is for you. 

Here are the various different gadgets this publication can assist you explore:
  • Globular Clusters
  • Asteroids Ceres and Vesta
  • Comets
  • The overseas area Station
  • Iridium Flares
I am very excited to percentage my wisdom of astronomy and i'm convinced you are going to take pleasure in this booklet for years to come.

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Astronomy of the Milky Way: The Observer's Guide to the Northern Milky Way (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Pt.1)

This is the 1st of a two-volume set that take care of the total Milky approach. this primary quantity appears to be like at what could be visible predominantly from the Northern Skies. as well as the descriptive textual content, there are numerous superstar charts and maps, in addition to the newest updated pictures made through observatories world wide and in area, in addition to pictures taken by way of novice astronomers.

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This is the 1st of a two-volume set that take care of the total Milky approach. this primary quantity appears to be like at what could be visible predominantly from the Northern Skies. as well as the descriptive textual content, there are numerous superstar charts and maps, in addition to the newest updated pictures made through observatories world wide and in area, in addition to pictures taken by way of novice astronomers.

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A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

By Edward Emerson Barnard, Gerald Orin Dobek

Edward Emerson Barnard's Photographic Atlas of chosen areas of the Milky approach used to be initially released in volumes in 1927. jointly those volumes contained a wealth of knowledge, together with photographic plates of the main attention-grabbing parts of the Milky means, descriptive textual content, charts, and knowledge. basically seven-hundred copies have been revealed, making the unique version a collector's merchandise. Reproduced in print for the 1st time, this variation combines either volumes of Barnard's Atlas. It without delay replicates Barnard's textual content, and comprises excessive solution photos of the unique photographic plates and charts, reordered that allows you to be noticeable jointly. additionally it is a biography of Barnard and his paintings, a Foreword and Addendum via Gerald Orin Dobek describing the significance of the Atlas and additions to this quantity, and a pull-out part with a mosaic of all 50 plates mixed in one landscape.

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By Edward Emerson Barnard, Gerald Orin Dobek

Edward Emerson Barnard's Photographic Atlas of chosen areas of the Milky approach used to be initially released in volumes in 1927. jointly those volumes contained a wealth of knowledge, together with photographic plates of the main attention-grabbing parts of the Milky means, descriptive textual content, charts, and knowledge. basically seven-hundred copies have been revealed, making the unique version a collector's merchandise. Reproduced in print for the 1st time, this variation combines either volumes of Barnard's Atlas. It without delay replicates Barnard's textual content, and comprises excessive solution photos of the unique photographic plates and charts, reordered that allows you to be noticeable jointly. additionally it is a biography of Barnard and his paintings, a Foreword and Addendum via Gerald Orin Dobek describing the significance of the Atlas and additions to this quantity, and a pull-out part with a mosaic of all 50 plates mixed in one landscape.

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Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius

By William R. Shea

Galileo's trial by way of the Inquisition is without doubt one of the such a lot dramatic incidents within the heritage of technological know-how and faith. this day, we have a tendency to see this occasion in black and white--Galileo all white, the Church all black. Galileo in Rome provides a way more nuanced account of Galileo's dating with Rome.
The ebook bargains a desirable account of the six journeys Galileo made to Rome, from his first stopover at at age 23, as an unemployed mathematician, to his ultimate fateful trip to stand the Inquisition. The authors show why the idea that the Earth revolves round the sunlight, set forth in Galileo's Dialogue, stirred a hornet's nest of theological concerns, they usually argue that, regardless of those concerns, the Church may have permitted Copernicus if there were strong evidence. extra fascinating, they exhibit how Galileo dug his personal grave. To get the imprimatur, he introduced political strain to undergo at the Roman Censor. He disobeyed a Church order to not educate the heliocentric concept. And he had a personality named Simplicio (which in Italian feels like simpleton) bring up an identical objections to heliocentrism that the Pope had raised with Galileo. The authors convey that during the trial, until eventually the ultimate sentence and abjuration, the Church handled Galileo with nice deference, and as soon as he used to be declared in charge commuted his sentence to deal with arrest.
right here then is a different examine the lifetime of Galileo in addition to a strikingly varied view of an occasion that has come to epitomize the Church's meant antagonism towards science.

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By William R. Shea

Galileo's trial by way of the Inquisition is without doubt one of the such a lot dramatic incidents within the heritage of technological know-how and faith. this day, we have a tendency to see this occasion in black and white--Galileo all white, the Church all black. Galileo in Rome provides a way more nuanced account of Galileo's dating with Rome.
The ebook bargains a desirable account of the six journeys Galileo made to Rome, from his first stopover at at age 23, as an unemployed mathematician, to his ultimate fateful trip to stand the Inquisition. The authors show why the idea that the Earth revolves round the sunlight, set forth in Galileo's Dialogue, stirred a hornet's nest of theological concerns, they usually argue that, regardless of those concerns, the Church may have permitted Copernicus if there were strong evidence. extra fascinating, they exhibit how Galileo dug his personal grave. To get the imprimatur, he introduced political strain to undergo at the Roman Censor. He disobeyed a Church order to not educate the heliocentric concept. And he had a personality named Simplicio (which in Italian feels like simpleton) bring up an identical objections to heliocentrism that the Pope had raised with Galileo. The authors convey that during the trial, until eventually the ultimate sentence and abjuration, the Church handled Galileo with nice deference, and as soon as he used to be declared in charge commuted his sentence to deal with arrest.
right here then is a different examine the lifetime of Galileo in addition to a strikingly varied view of an occasion that has come to epitomize the Church's meant antagonism towards science.

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