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The Urban Astronomer's Guide: A Walking Tour of the Cosmos for City Sky Watchers

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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 ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published May 23rd 2006 by Springer
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Will Ernst
Mar 12, 2008 Will Ernst rated it really liked it
Light pollution has made astronomy a frustrating hobby for the city-bound amateur. In [u]The Urban Astronmer's Guide[/u] Rod Mollise does a great job explaining how to make the best of those challenging conditions and to get the most out of your backyard, the easiest place to do regular observation. It's not in depth enough in introductory amateur astronomy to really be a standalone book for the beginner, but in conjunction with Dickinson's [u]Nightwatch[/u] anyone can quickly find themselves ...more
George
Nov 30, 2016 George rated it really liked it
Καλό για αρχάριους, με αρκετά tips για παρατήρηση μέσα στην πόλη. Κάνει αναφορά και σε μικρά και σε μεγάλα τηλεσκόπια. Χρειάζεται ανανέωση στα θέματα που αφορούν στον ηλεκτρονικό εξοπλισμό και στο software. Ωραία τα tour που έχει στο τέλος για νύχτες παρατήρησης ανάλογα με την εποχή.
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