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The Resource Astronomy for Older Eyes : A Guide for Aging Backyard Astronomers

Astronomy for Older Eyes : A Guide for Aging Backyard Astronomers

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Astronomy for Older Eyes : A Guide for Aging Backyard Astronomers
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Astronomy for Older Eyes
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A Guide for Aging Backyard Astronomers
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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Astronomy for Older Eyes : A Guide for Aging Backyard Astronomers
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Astronomy for Older Eyes : A Guide for Aging Backyard Astronomers
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txt
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Contents
  • Preface -- Contents -- About the Authors -- Chapter 1: Amateur Astronomy and Its Aging Practitioners -- Chapter 2: Why Astronomy? -- Choosing What Kind of Backyard Astronomer? -- Chapter 3: Keeping Healthy, Active, and Backyard Astronomy -- General Principles of Aging and Health -- Social Activity in the Later Years -- Maintaining Mental Health -- More on Exercise -- Stress Is Destructive to the Body -- Chapter 4: Older Eyes, Cataracts, Lasik and Laser Eye Surgery -- Nutrition and Good Eye Health -- Disorders of the Aging Eye -- Cataracts and the Impact on Telescope Use -- Cataract Surgery -- Post-Cataract Surgery Recovery and Issues -- LASIK Surgery -- LASIK Surgery Incompatibility with Cataract Surgery -- The Role of Sunglasses and UV Radiation -- Chapter 5: Telescope Equipment and Growing Older -- Single Large Telescope at Age 70+ -- Multiple Telescopes at Age 64 -- Telescope in an Observatory at Age 68 -- Telescopes, Aging, and Physical Strength -- Telescope Eyepieces and Aging Eyes -- Normal Age-Related Vision Changes -- High Tech Versus Low Tech -- The Role of Binoculars -- Binocular Basics -- Binocular Prisms: Porro Versus Roof -- Field of View -- Deciding on Binoculars -- Solar Observing -- Solar Filters -- Recommendations for Older Astronomers -- Stay Seated -- Binoviewers -- Chapter 6: Astronomy Clubs, Public Outreach, Star Parties, and Staying Social in Later Years -- Astronomy Clubs -- Public Outreach -- Star Parties -- Typical Large Star Party -- Star Party Etiquette -- Chapter 7: Physical and Environmental Challenges of Astronomy in Later Years -- The Threat of Hypothermia -- Observing in the Fall and Winter -- Heat Stress and Older Adults -- Dressing for Success in Spring and Summer -- Chapter 8: Travel, Astronomy Tourism, and Getting Old -- Leisure Travel and Astronomy -- Top 10 Astronomy Destinations
  • U.S. State Department Travel Recommendations -- Chapter 9: Common Sense, Light Pollution, and Astronomy -- Buying a Telescope -- Observing and the Importance of Dark Skies -- Chapter 10: Wheelchair Astronomy -- Scenario 1-Wheelchair Astronomer with a Caregiver -- Scenario 2-Wheelchair Astronomer Alone -- Scenario 3-Wheelchair Astronomer with Additional Disabilities: Open the Window -- Observatory -- Observing Site -- Chapter 11: The Afterlife of Telescope Equipment and Astronomy Books -- Wills and Living Trusts-Astronomy Loving Families -- Wills and Living Trusts-Families Who Have No Interest in Astronomy -- Options for Disposition of Heirloom Grade Telescope Equipment -- Selling Through an Estate Auction -- Selling Through eBay Auctions -- Chapter 12: Final Thoughts -- Appendix A -- Telescope Basics -- The Telescopes -- The Refractors -- The Reflectors -- The Catadioptrics -- The Eyepieces -- The Filters -- The Mounts -- The Binoviewer Option -- The Recommendation -- Appendix B -- Color Filters Use -- Appendix C -- Common Telescope Formulas -- Telescope Magnification -- Exit Pupil -- Real Field of View -- Focal Ratio -- Dawes Limit or Resolving Power -- Estimating Residual False Color in Achromatic Telescopes -- Appendix D -- Astronomical League Observing Programs -- Appendix E -- North America Star Parties -- Appendix F -- Messier Catalog -- Appendix G -- Selected Non-Messier Catalog NGC Objects -- SAA 100 -- Appendix H -- The Caldwell Catalog -- Appendix I -- The Herschel 400 -- Glossary -- References -- Books -- Internet Source -- Index
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