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Observing Comets by Nick James
Book DescriptionSince comet Shoemaker-Levy collided with the planet Jupiter with stupendous force in 1994 there has been an upsurge of amateur interest in comets. Most comets are first discovered by amateur astronomers because there are so many amateurs looking for them, and techniques and instruments have improved dramatically in the past few years. After a short but detailed introduction to the comets themselves Nick James and Gerald North describe comet hunting, photographing and imaging comets, and digital image processing. The use of computers for orbital calculations and even helping to discover new comets is given a full chapter, as are advanced techniques including comet photometry and spectroscopy. This comprehensive book has an accompanying CD-ROM and is at once a "primer" for comet hunters and a reference text for more advanced amateur astronomers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852335571
(235mm x 165mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Springer London Ltd
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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