Download E-books Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters PDF

By Robert Gendler

To stare upon the celebrities is something; to catch that gaze in photos is anything else, a tantalizing medical artwork that many try out and few master.  That infrequent mastery is on complete exhibit during this attractive quantity of area images from thirty of the main entire astrophotographers on the earth, either specialist and amateur.  Galaxies, celebrity clusters, nebulae, and different deep-sky treasures fill the pages.  besides the marvels of the evening sky--the Andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Pleiades and the Praesepe, the Orion and Crab nebulae, and plenty of more--each part incorporates a profile of the photographer’s paintings, strategies, philosophy, and experiences.  Compiled via the world's best novice astrophotographer, with an creation to the heritage of area images, this outstanding quantity is an important for each stargazer’s bookshelf.

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Download E-books Touring the Universe through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions) PDF

By Philip S. Harrington

This finished paintings takes you on a private travel of the universe utilizing not anything greater than a couple of binoculars. extra finished than any booklet presently to be had, it begins with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, after which is going directly to discover every one planet within the sun method, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sunlight. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep house to discover celestial our bodies together with stars which are identified and plenty of points of interest much less standard. the ultimate bankruptcy contains a targeted atlas of deep-sky items seen via binoculars. The appendices comprise tips on the right way to purchase, deal with and hold astronomical binoculars, suggestions and tricks on utilizing them, and unique details on a number of home-made binocular mounts.

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Download E-books The Life and Death of Stars PDF

By Kenneth R. Lang

During this well-illustrated textual content, Kenneth R. Lang explains the existence cycle of stars, from the dense molecular clouds which are stellar nurseries to the enigmatic nebulae a few stars go away at the back of of their violent ends. freed from mathematical equations and technical jargon, Lang's energetic and obtainable textual content offers actual insights into how stars comparable to our sunlight are born, what fuels them and retains them brilliant, how they evolve, and the procedures wherein they finally die. The ebook demonstrates the sheer scope and diversity of stellar phenomena within the context of the universe as an entire. Boxed concentration components improve and enlarge the dialogue for readers searching for extra intensity. that includes greater than a hundred and fifty figures, together with colour plates, The lifestyles and demise of Stars is a contemporary and up to date account of stars written for a extensive viewers, from armchair astronomers and renowned technological know-how readers to scholars and academics of technology.

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Download E-books Discovering the Essential Universe PDF

By Neil F. Comins

Neil Comins’ Discovering the Universe confronts the demanding situations of the one-term astronomy path through heightening scholar curiosities in regards to the cosmos, by utilizing the context of astronomy to educate the method of technological know-how, and by means of highlighting universal misconceptions and exhibiting scholars the best way to imagine their well past them.

With its signature blend of bright writing and impressive pictures, the recent version bargains new findings, new learn aid, and an extended new media/supplements package deal headquartered on W.H. Freeman’s leap forward on-line path house, LaunchPad.

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Download E-books 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 PDF

By H. C. Pennington

From the Sky & Telescope Review

This “guide” is admittedly even more than the name may perhaps recommend. it's half megastar atlas, half descriptive textual content, half telescope primer, and half process consultation, all held including the infectious enthusiasm of its writer. the full first 3rd of the e-book is chock choked with functional details on telescopes and looking at. right here Pennington does an admirable task of looking forward to the problems newcomers face utilizing a telescope below the evening sky for the 1st time—a viewpoint that's all too effortless for skilled observers to unfastened sight of. The wealth of precious guidelines and the valuable info provided within the commencing chapters alongside justify the book's expense. . . . the following eventually is a sequence of drawings that thoroughly painting the telescopic visual appeal of all a hundred and ten gadgets. those drawings are an excellent source for the start Messier hunter and supply a more robust illustration of the eyepiece view than the colour photos that dominate astronomical literature. . . . Pennington has supplied the subsequent smartest thing to having an skilled observer at your facet guiding you in my opinion in the course of the Messier record. And that's the place this publication relatively belongs—at one's part within the box, accumulating dew correct besides the telescope, purple flashlight, and eyepieces.

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Download E-books The Practical Astronomer's Deep-sky Companion PDF

By Jess K. Gilmour

A realistic Astronomer's Deep-sky spouse is an important learn for deep-sky observers, whether or not they have an interest in imaging or simply sightseeing. this gorgeous large-format full-colour booklet is designed to be taken out into the sector in the course of looking at to supply the entire details worthy for locating and imaging fascinating deep-sky items. there's a huge volume of data packed into each one unfold - pictures, place, maps, prompt publicity occasions, and lots more and plenty, even more. each beginner astronomer will desire a reproduction of this! -The merely booklet to supply the entire observational details wanted for box use via deep-sky observers! -Large-format, full-colour spreads for ease of use. -Images in addition to information for all of the best deep-sky gadgets. -Finder maps for all gadgets. -Recommended publicity occasions for imaging. -Organised via constellation.

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Download E-books Distant Worlds: Milestones in Planetary Exploration PDF

By Peter Bond

This ebook recounts the epic saga of ways we as humans have come to appreciate the sunlight method. the tale of our exploration of the heavens, Peter Bond reminds us, started hundreds of thousands of years in the past, with the naked-eye observations of the earliest scientists and philosophers. Over the centuries, as our wisdom and figuring out inexorably broadened and deepened, we faltered repeatedly, often worked lower than misconceptions, and confronted possible insurmountable hindrances to figuring out. but, regardless of overwhelming stumbling blocks, a mix of made up our minds observers, tremendous thinkers, brave explorers, scientists and engineers has introduced us, quite during the last 5 many years, right into a moment nice age of human discovery.

At our current point of realizing, a few fifty years into the distance Age, the sheer quantity of pictures and different info being lower back to us from house has merely elevated our urge for food for a growing number of designated information regarding the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets of the sunlight method. Taking a much-needed review of ways we now comprehend those "distant worlds" in our cosmic local, Bond not just celebrates the intense successes of planetary exploration, yet reaffirms a big fact: For seekers of information, there'll continually be extra to explore.

An striking saga of exploration…

In this much-needed evaluate of "where we stand today," Peter Bond describes the achievements of the astronomers, house scientists, and engineers who've made the exploration of our sun procedure attainable. A basically written and compelling account of the gap Age, the e-book includes:

• Dramatic bills of the bold, resourcefulness, and ferocious aggressive zeal of well known in addition to almost-forgotten house pioneers.

• transparent causes of the precursors to trendy astronomy, together with how historical common philosophers and observers first took the degree of the heavens.

• greater than 100 informative images, maps, simulated situations, and technical illustrations--many of them in complete color.

• Information-dense appendices at the actual houses of our sunlight process, in addition to a finished checklist of fifty years of sun approach missions.

Organized into twelve chapters thinking about the items of our exploration (the person planets, our Moon, the asteroids and comets), Bond’s textual content exhibits how the nice human company of house exploration may perhaps sometimes have faltered or wandered off the trail, yet taken as an entire quantities to 1 of the nice triumphs of human civilization.

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Download E-books Saturn and How to Observe It (Astronomers' Observing Guides) PDF

By Julius Benton

Modern accomplished evaluate of the formation, astronomy, and constitution of Saturn and its ring procedure, and looking at strategies for amateurs

Very most modern particular theories and actual descriptions

How to watch and picture the Saturn, its moon and ring, utilizing a number of telescope apertures and magnifications

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