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Astronomy with a Home Computer (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)

 
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Astronomy with a Home Computer (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)

By Neale Monks
Publisher: Springer
Number Of Pages: 202
Publication Date: 2005-01-14
Sales Rank: 1071366
ISBN / ASIN: 1852338059
EAN: 9781852338053
Binding: Paperback
Manufacturer: Springer
Studio: Springer
Average Rating: 3
Total Reviews: 2
Editorial:
Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Todays amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes. The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software. The list goes on and on. Find out here how to choose the best planetarium program: are commercial versions really better than freeware? Learn how to optimise a go-to telescope, or connect it to a lap-top. Discover how to choose the best webcam and use it with your telescope.
Create a mosaic of the Moon, or high-resolution images of the planets... Astronomy with a Home Computer is designed for every amateur astronomer who owns a home computer, whether it is running Microsoft Windows, Mac O/S or Linux. It doesnt matter what kind of telescope you own either - a small refractor is just as useful
as a big "go-to" SCT for most of the projects in this book.
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction 1
2 Modern amateur astronomy and the Internet 21
3 Planetarium programs and other astronomical software 35
4 Buying a go-to telescope 81
5 Using and enjoying your telescope 111
6 Webcam and digital camera astrophotography 137
App Seeing, transparency and darkness 197



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