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Measure Solar System Objects and Their Movements for Yourself! - The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Paperback)
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Measure Solar System Objects and Their Movements for Yourself! - The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 173 Pages / Published: 26/03/2009
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Instead of taking somebody's word for it about the basic size and distance statistics for the solar system, this book shows amateur astronomers how to measure these things for themselves. This is an enriching experience for any amateur astronomer - to understand and personally measure some fundamental astronomical quantities and distances.

A basic knowledge of geometry is required, but it is amazing how simple the geometry can be. Readers are led through the geometry as gently as possible - and in a light-hearted way - presuming that most non-academics will have half-forgotten most of their mathematics.

The practical astronomical equipment recommended is no more than a typical commercially-made amateur telescope and a camera of some sort - these days a webcam works very well. Apart from that all the reader will need is access to a computer, the know-how to download free software, and an enthusiasm to expand his knowledge of the basis of scientific astronomy.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387895604
Number of pages: 173
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.


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From the reviews: "This delightful book ... is really a breath of fresh air in popular science publishing, taking us back to astronomical basics and starting from the beginning. With the help of very clear diagrams and graphics, the text takes you through fully-worked examples, asking questions about sizes, distances and motions within the Solar System. It then sets about, always with simple, readily available and inexpensive equipment, to show you how to answer those questions for yourself. ... Overall, this is a very worthwhile text ... ." (John Rowlands, Astronomy Now, January, 2010)

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