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Astronomy with a Home Computer - The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Paperback)
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Astronomy with a Home Computer - The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Paperback)

Paperback 202 Pages / Published: 03/03/2005
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Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers!

Today's 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 doesn't 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.

Publisher: Springer London Ltd
ISBN: 9781852338053
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.


Aus den Rezensionen:

"In diesem Buch werden praktisch alle computer-relevanten Themen fur Amateur-Astronomen behandelt. ... Ausfuhrlich befasst sich der Autor ... mit der Auswahl und der Benutzung von Planetariumsprogrammen und anderer Astronomie-Software. ... Insgesamt ein sehr guter UEberblick uber die vielen Moeglichkeiten, einen Computer in der Astronomie zu verwenden. Besonders gefallen haben mir die UEberlegungen zur Auswahl der richtigen Soft- und Hardware sowie Tipps und Tricks fur deren Verwendung."

(in: Weltraumfacts, 2006, Issue 3, S. 25)

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