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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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Denis Berthier has spent thirty years observing the night sky from within a city and his practical guide will enable amateur astronomers to observe and photograph stars, planets and other celestial objects from their own town. It is becoming more and more difficult to find an observing site with clear, dark skies away from light and industrial pollution. However, by choosing the right targets to observe, with patience and simple equipment, amateur astronomers can still find observing from towns and cities to be a rewarding hobby. Denis Berthier is the French journalist who has been passionate about astronomy for the last thirty years. He has been Laureate of the French Association for Astronomy and has published numerous papers on astronomical photography and instrument construction.


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