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Author Thompson, Robert Bruce.
Title Astronomy hacks / Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson.
Imprint Sebastopol, CA ; Farnham : O'Reilly Media, 2005.
Edition First edition.

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Series Hacks
Hacks series.
Subject Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Alt Name Thompson, Barbara Fritchman.
Add Title Subtitle on cover: Tips & tools for observing the night sky
Tips and tools for observing the night sky
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK SAFARI EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
Series Hacks
Hacks series.
Subject Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Alt Name Thompson, Barbara Fritchman.
Add Title Subtitle on cover: Tips & tools for observing the night sky
Tips and tools for observing the night sky
Description 1 online resource (xx, 388 pages) : illustrations.
Edition First edition.
Contents Ch. 1. Getting started -- 1. Don't give up -- 2. Join an astronomy club -- 3. Safety first -- 4. Stay warm -- 5. Don't violate observing site etiquette -- 6. Be prepared -- 7. Measure your entrance pupil size -- 8. Choose the best binocular -- 9. Choose the best general-purpose telescope -- 10. Equip yourself for urban observing -- Ch. 2. Observing hacks -- 11. See in the dark -- 12. Protect your night vision from local lights -- 13. Describe the brightness of an object -- 14. Identify stars by name -- 15. Identify stars by catalog designations -- 16. Know your constellations -- 17. Understand celestial coordinate systems -- 18. Print custom charts -- 19. Keep your charts at the eyepiece -- 20. Locate objects geometrically -- 21. Learn to star hop -- 22. Learn to see DSOs -- 23. Observe shallow-space objects -- 24. Slow down, you move too fast, you've got to make the evening last -- 25. Learn urban observing skills -- 26. Sweep constellations -- 27. Maintain an observing notebook -- 28. Develop an organized logging system -- 29. Plan and prepare for a Messier marathon -- 30. Run a Messier marathon -- 31. Photograph the stars with basic equipment -- 32. Discover and name a new planet -- Ch. 3. Scope hacks -- 33. Center-spot your mirror -- 34. Clean your primary mirror -- 35. Eliminate astigmatism -- 36. Eliminate diffraction spikes and increase contrast -- 37. Build a film can collimating tool -- 38. Tune your Newtonian reflector for maximum performance -- 39. Collimate your primary mirror quickly and accurately -- 40. Star-collimate your scope -- 41. Counterweight a Dobsonian scope -- 42. Improve Dobsonian motions with milk jug washers -- 43. Upgrade your Dobsonian bearings -- Ch. 4. Accessory hacks -- 44. Dark adapt your notebook computer.
Summary Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.
ISBN 9781449329938 (electronic bk.)
1449329934 (electronic bk.)
9781491926246
1491926244
0596100604 (pbk.)
9780596100605 (pbk.)
OCLC # 79873135
Additional Format Print version: 0596100604 (OCoLC)64594529