Observing Variable Stars, Nova and Supernova


Condition   Very good – missing CD rom



Publisher      Cambridge University Press; 1st Edition
ISBN-10 ‏:‎ 0521820472
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0521820479
Author:    Gerald North
Publication Year   2004
Number of Pages  242 Pages

Item Length  9.80 in.
Item Height    0.69 in.
Item Width  7.6 in.
Item Weight  16 Oz

Gerald North’s complete practical guide and resource package instructs amateur astronomers in observing and monitoring variable stars and other objects of variable brightness. Descriptions of the objects are accompanied by explanations of the background astrophysics, providing readers with real insight into what they are observing at the telescope. The main instrumental requirements for observing and estimating the brightness of objects by visual means and by CCD photometry are detailed, and there is advice on the selection of equipment. The book contains a CD-ROM packed with resources, including hundreds of light-curves and over 600 printable finder charts. Containing extensive practical advice, this comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for amateur astronomers of all levels, from novices to more advanced observers. Gerald North is a lifelong amateur astronomer. In addition to being a member of the British Astronomical Association since 1977, he is also the author of many books, including Advanced Amateur Astronomy (Cambridge, 1997) and Observing the Moon (Cambridge, 2000).

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9.80 × .69 × 7.60 in
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