Supernovae : and How to Observe Them

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This book is intended for amateur astronomers who are readers of Sky & Telescope magazine or similar astronomy periodicals – or are at least at the same level of knowledge and enthusiasm. Supernovae represent the most violent stellar explosions in the universe. This is a unique guide to supernova facts, and it is also an observing/discovery guide, all in one package. Supernovae are often discovered by amateur astronomers, and the book describes the best strategies for discovering and observing them. Moreover, it contains detailed information about the probable physics of supernovae, a subject which even today is imperfectly understood.

From the reviews:”Supernovae and How to Observe Them is the ideal book for amateur supernova hunters. … This is a book that is suitable for all practising amateur astronomers who would like to know more about observing supernovae and especially for those who would like to discover them. … It is thoroughly recommended.” (Ron Arbour, BBC Sky at Night, September, 2007)”If you like reading about and/or observing the universe’s biggest blasts, you’ll be interested in a book that just crossed my desk. Supernovae and How to Observe Them by Martin Mobberley is, as the title suggests, a dual purpose book. … If you’ve ever thought about hunting for supernovae, or if you just want to know more about them, this book is one you’ll want to add to your reference shelf.” (Michael Bakich, Astronomy Magazine, October, 2007), From the reviews: “Supernovae and How to Observe Them is the ideal book for amateur supernova hunters. … This is a book that is suitable for all practising amateur astronomers who would like to know more about observing supernovae and especially for those who would like to discover them. … It is thoroughly recommended.” (Ron Arbour, BBC Sky at Night, September, 2007) “If you like reading about and/or observing the universe’s biggest blasts, you’ll be interested in a book that just crossed my desk. Supernovae and How to Observe Them by Martin Mobberley is, as the title suggests, a dual purpose book. … If you’ve ever thought about hunting for supernovae, or if you just want to know more about them, this book is one you’ll want to add to your reference shelf.” (Michael Bakich, Astronomy Magazine, October, 2007)

Publisher: Springer NY
ISBN-10 0387352570
ISBN-13 9780387352572

Author: Martin Mobberley

Publication Year: 2007

Series: Astronomers’ Observing Guides
Number of Pages: 209 Pages

Dimensions
Item Length 9.6in.
Item Height 0.2in.
Item Width 6.7in.
Item Weight 16.1 Oz

Martin P. Mobberley (born 1958) is a British amateur astronomer,[1] author, and former electronics engineer.

He takes images of many cosmological objects, including cometsplanetsnovaesupernovae and asteroids from his observatory in Suffolk, England. He has written eight major astronomy books for SpringerAstronomical Equipment for Amateurs (1998); The New Amateur Astronomer (2004); Lunar and Planetary Webcam User’s Guide (2006); Supernovae and How to Observe Them (2007); Total Solar Eclipses and How to Observe Them (2007); Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Them (2008); The Caldwell Objects and How to Observe Them (2009); Hunting and Imaging Comets (2010). Mobberley has written three children’s ‘Space’ books: Space NavigatorSpace Sticker bookSpace: Answers to Questions About Voyage and Discovery. These small books were published by Top That! Publishing. Mobberley’s ninth Springer book, entitled It Came from Outer Space, Wearing an RAF Blazer, a biography of Sir Patrick Moore, was published in 2013 and a follow-up book entitled Return to the Far Side of Planet Moore was published in 2015.

Weight 1.00625 lbs
Dimensions 9.6 × 6.7 × .2 in
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