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The Resource First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing

First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing

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First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing
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First Light and Beyond
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Making a Success of Astronomical Observing
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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing
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First Light and Beyond : Making a Success of Astronomical Observing
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Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- About the Author -- Chapter 1: Planetary Discovery and the Seven Sisters, or How We Fell in Love with the Universe -- Distance, Direction, and Motion -- Distance -- Direction -- Motion -- Star Patterns -- Magnitude -- Fall -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Star Designations -- Asterisms -- Constellations -- How Objects Will Appear in the Telescope -- Magnification -- Field of View and Distance in the Eyepiece -- Direction in the Eyepiece -- Position Angles -- What You Will See -- Proper Setup of Your Telescope -- Collimation -- Cleaning the Telescope -- Polar Alignment -- Alignment of the Finderscope with the Telescope -- Summary -- Chapter 2: The Best Viewing: Where, When, and How -- Where to View the Sky Close to Home -- When Is the Best Time to Observe? -- What Is Universal Time? -- During Standard Time -- During Daylight Savings Time -- When to View the Planets -- When to Best View Meteor Showers -- When to View Deep Sky Objects -- Observing Conditions -- How to Have the Best Viewing Despite Obstacles -- Helpful Things to Consider -- Chapter 3: Equipping Yourself for the View -- Equipment That You Should Obtain -- Binoculars -- Finderscopes -- Star Charts -- Eyepieces -- Dew Prevention -- Other Helpful Tools -- Items of a Non-urgent Nature -- Filters -- GOTO Telescopes, Motor Drives, Digital Setting Circles, and Tracking Platforms -- Aperture Upgrades -- Dew Heaters, Cooling Fans, and Other Items -- Useful Household Items -- Skills, Attitudes, and Habits -- Consistency -- Star Hopping -- Patience -- Record Your Observations -- Observe Other Amateur Astronomers -- Find a Dedicated Mentor or Observing Partner -- Helpful Things to Consider -- Chapter 4: Beehives and Eskimos: Searching for Star Clusters and Nebulae -- Know the Sky -- Plan Your Sessions -- The Eye and Dark Adaptation -- Averted Vision
  • Star Clusters -- Globular Star Clusters -- Open Star Clusters -- Helpful Things to Consider -- Nebulae -- Helpful Things to Consider -- Chapter 5: Whirlpools and Sombreros: Searching for Galaxies -- Rely on a Good Star Atlas -- Some of the Easy Galaxies -- Helpful Things to Consider -- A Few Challenging Galaxies -- Keep Expectations Reasonable -- Helpful Things to Consider -- Chapter 6: Treat Yourself to Dark Skies -- International Dark-Sky Association -- Why Observe Under Dark Skies -- Additional Objects to Observe in Truly Dark Skies -- Planning a Trip to an Observatory -- Why Make the Trip? -- Traveling Tips -- Summary -- Chapter 7: Capturing the Cosmos: Getting Started in  Astrophotography -- Digital Cameras -- Point-and-Shoot -- DSLR Cameras -- Taking Shots Through the Eyepiece -- Using Piggyback Mounts -- Using a Camera Tracking Mount -- High End Astrophotography -- Image Processing Software -- ImagesPlus 6.0 -- FITS Liberator -- Astrophotography Workshops -- Internet-Controlled Astrophotography -- Chapter 8: Finding the Best Astronomy Reading -- Read with a Goal in Mind -- Narrowing Down Your Choices -- Further Considerations -- Key Publications -- Astronomy Magazines -- Astronomical History -- Biographies of Significant Astronomers -- Astrophysics -- Observing Guides -- Helpful Things to Consider -- Chapter 9: Astronomy Resources Online -- Assessing a Website's Practicality -- Internet Safety -- Examples of Excellent Websites -- Finding Encouragement in an Online Forum -- Helpful Things to Consider -- Chapter 10: Inspiring Others -- Outline Placeholder -- Casual Approach -- Structured Approach -- Reactive Outreach -- Proactive Outreach -- Public Outreach -- Ways to Advertise Your Outreach Programs -- Start an Astronomy Club! -- The Astronomical League -- Conversation with Connie Walker -- What's a Star Party Really Like?
  • Helpful Things to Consider -- Appendix: The Greek Alphabet -- References -- Index
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