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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers

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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers
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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too!
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Replicating the Work of the Great Observers
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You too can follow in the steps of the great astronomers such as Hipparchus, Galileo, Kepler and Hubble, who all contributed so much to our modern understanding of the cosmos. This book gives the student or amateur astronomer the following tools to replicate some of these seminal observations from their own homes:   With your own eyes: Use your own observations and measurements to discover and confirm the phenomena of the seasons, the analemma and the equation of time, the logic behind celestial coordinates, and even the precession of the equinoxes.   With a consumer-grade digital camera: Record the changing brightness of an eclipsing binary star and show that a pulsating star changes color as it brightens and dims. Add an inexpensive diffraction grating to your camera and see the variety of spectral features in the stars, and demonstrate that the Sun's spectrum is similar to one particular type of stellar spectrum.   With a backyard telescope: Add a CCD imager and you can measure the scale of the Solar System and the distance to a nearby star. You could even measure the distance to another galaxy and observe the cosmological redshift of the expanding universe.   Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! doesn't just tell you about the development of astronomy; it shows you how to discover for yourself the essential features of the universe
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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers
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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too! : Replicating the Work of the Great Observers
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  • Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Authoŕs preface -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- 1: Motions and positions in the sky -- PROJECT 1: THE NIGHTLY MOTION OF THE STARS -- PROJECT 2: THE LENGTH OF THE SIDEREAL DAY -- PROJECT 3: THE LENGTH OF THE SOLAR DAY -- PROJECT 4: THE SEASONS - SUNRISE -- PROJECT 5: THE ANALEMMA -- PROJECT 6: POSITIONS OF THE STARS AND THE CELESTIAL COORDINATE FRAME -- PROJECT 7: THE CELESTIAL GLOBE - A MAP OF THE STARS -- PROJECT 8: THE PATH OF THE MOON -- PROJECT 9: THE PATH OF THE SUN RELATIVE TO THE STARS -- PROJECT 10: PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOX -- 2: The Moon -- PROJECT 11: PHOTOGRAPHING THE PHASES AND OTHER PHENOMENA OF THE MOON -- PROJECT 12: THE SYNODIC MONTH -- PROJECT 13: THE CHANGING ANGULAR SIZE OF THE MOON -- PROJECT 14: THE LUNAR LIBRATIONS -- PROJECT 15: MAPPING THE ORBIT OF THE MOON -- PROJECT 16: LUNAR OCCULTATION -- PROJECT 17: DIURNAL PARALLAX AND THE DISTANCE TO THE MOON -- PROJECT 18: DIAMETER OF THE MOON -- PROJECT 19: LUNAR CRATER DIAMETERS -- PROJECT 20: THE HEIGHT OF LUNAR MOUNTAINS BY G̀̀ALILEÓS METHOD ́́-- PROJECT 21: LUNAR TOPOGRAPHY USING SELENOGRAPHIC COORDINATES -- 3: The Planets -- PROJECT 22A: THE PATH OF AN OUTER PLANET - VISUALIZATION -- PROJECT 22B: PATH OF AN OUTER PLANET - MEASUREMENTS IN CELESTIAL COORDINATES -- PROJECT 23: THE PHASES OF VENUS -- PROJECT 24: THE MOONS OF JUPITER -- PROJECT 25: THE SCALE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM - DISTANCE TO AN ASTEROID -- PROJECT 26: ROEMER AND THE FINITE SPEED OF LIGHT -- PROJECT 27: MEASURING THE SPEED OF LIGHT -- 4: The stars -- PROJECT 28: ALGOL - AN ECLIPSING BINARY STAR -- PROJECT 29: DELTA CEPHEI - A PULSATING VARIABLE STAR -- PROJECT 30: STELLAR PROPER MOTION - BARNARDŚ STAR -- PROJECT 31: STELLAR PARALLAX - BARNARDŚ STAR -- 5: Astrophysics and cosmology -- PROJECT 32: STELLAR SPECTRA - DISTANT SUNS
  • PROJECT 32A: STELLAR SPECTRAL TYPES - VISUALIZATION WITH A TRIPOD-MOUNTED DSLR: -- PROJECT 32B: STELLAR SPECTRAL TYPES - IMAGING WITH AN EQUATORIAL-MOUNTED DSLR -- PROJECT 32C: STELLAR SPECTRAL TYPES WITH CCD SLITLESS SPECTROSCOPY -- PROJECT 33: THE SOLAR SPECTRUM -- PROJECT 34: THE H-R DIAGRAM AND THE MAIN SEQUENCE -- PROJECT 35: ISLAND UNIVERSES - THE DISTANCE TO GALAXY M31 -- PROJECT 36: GALAXY REDSHIFTS - THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE -- EPILOGUE -- Appendix A: Measuring positions on the celestial sphere -- CELESTIAL POSITIONS -- A HOME-MADE THEODOLITE -- Design and construction -- Placing the angle scales -- Checking the scales -- Orienting the theodolités axes -- How to use your theodolite -- USING A MANUAL TELESCOPE MOUNT AS A THEODOLITE -- Setting up the manual telescope mount -- Measuring the Suńs position -- EQUATIONS FOR DATA REDUCTION OF THEODOLITE MEASUREMENTS -- USING A GO-TO TELESCOPE MOUNT AS A THEODOLITE -- Using the Go-To mount as a theodolite -- Measuring the Sun with a Go-To telescope mount -- Appendix B: Introduction to astronomical photometry -- PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLES OF PHOTOMETRY -- THE IMAGE OF A STAR - THE P̀̀OINT SPREAD FUNCTIOŃ ́-- COUNTS (ADU) -- TOTAL ADU, VERSUS THE ADU ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE STAR -- DARK FRAMES -- FLAT FRAMES -- IMAGE REDUCTION -- TAKING THE FLAT FRAMES -- SKY SUBTRACTION - THE MEASURING APERTURE AND THE SKY ANNULUS -- DIFFERENTIAL PHOTOMETRY -- MAGNITUDES -- LINEARITY AND SATURATION - CHARACTERIZE YOUR CAMERA -- SIGNAL, NOISE AND THE SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO -- DYNAMIC RANGE -- SPECTRAL RESPONSE AND THE CONCEPT OF COLOR -- SPATIAL SAMPLING AND THE POINT SPREAD FUNCTION -- PHOTOMETRY WITH A DSLR - TAKING P̀̀HOTOMETRIC IMAGEŚ ́-- FOCUSING YOUR DSLR FOR STELLAR PHOTOMETRY -- FILE FORMAT -- SOFTWARE PACKAGES -- ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS -- TRACKING -- WHAT TO DO ABOUT DEW -- References -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Index
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