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Title:
Urban astronomy
Author:
Berthier, Denis, 1949-
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Uniform Title:
Observer le ciel en ville. English
Publication Information:
New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
107 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Getting started -- Equipment for city observing -- The sky above our roof-tops: the solar system -- The stars above our roof-tops: season by season -- Helpful information for the urban astronomer -- Cleaning and maintenance.
ISBN:
9780521531900
Format :
Book

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Summary

Light pollution has spread so much in the last few decades that it often compromises our view of the stars. It is becoming more and more difficult to find an observing site with clear, dark skies away from light and industrial pollution. However, with patience, some simple equipment, and by choosing the right targets to observe, amateur astronomers can still find observing from towns and cities a rewarding hobby. The result of thirty years of observing the night sky from within a city, Denis Berthier's practical guide will help amateur astronomers to enjoy their hobby without having to travel to distant sites, and without using complicated equipment or difficult techniques, enabling them to observe and photograph stars and planets as well as many other celestial objects.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Starting out without fear
2 Observing equipment
3 The sky above the roof-tops
4 Season by season - what to observe
5 How to look after your equipment
Tables