Meteors and How to Observe Them - Astronomers' Observing Guides (Paperback)Robert Lunsford (author)
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 235 x 178 x 9 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
From the reviews:
"This guide ... contains much useful information for a new comer to meteor observing, especially with regards to practical advice relating to meteor watches. One third of the book covers the major showers ... with useful charts included to show the radiant locations and their daily motion. ... It is all up to date ... . In summary, this is a potentially useful book ... ." (Tony Markham, Astronomy Now, July, 2009)
"The book is split into two sections. The first concentrates on nine major and 17 minor meteor showers along with variable, daytime and possible new showers. ... The second section is a guide that is ... well written. It covers everything from how to accurately record your observations for scientific use to tips on making photographic, video and radio observations. If you're keen on observing meteors or taking your interest further, this book is well worth getting hold of." (Vincent Whiteman, Sky at Night Magazine, August, 2009)
"The book is aimed at the beginner in meteor studies, so it quite reasonably has few surprises in its coverage ... . Overall, my desire to recommend this book, as one of few commercially-available, introductory, meteor-astronomy texts, is tempered by the flaws which detract from it fully informing its target readership ... . newcomers would find much of it useful, and its shower coverage is sufficient to make it a handy work to dip into for more-knowledgeable amateur meteor enthusiasts." (Alastair McBeath, The Observatory, Vol. 129 (1212), October, 2009)
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