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Observing Variable Stars, Novae and Supernovae

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ISBN-10: 0521820472

ISBN-13: 9780521820479

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gerald North, Nick James

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Gerald North's complete practical guide and resource package instructs amateur astronomers in observing and monitoring variable stars and other objects of variable brightness. Descriptions of the objects are accompanied by explanations of the background astrophysics, providing readers with real insight into what they are observing at the telescope. The main instrumental requirements for observing and estimating the brightness of objects by visual means and by CCD photometry are detailed, and there is advice on the selection of equipment. The book contains a CD-ROM packed with resources, including hundreds of light-curves and over 600 printable finder charts. Containing extensive practical…    
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Book details

List price: $100.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 242
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562

Gerald North graduated in physics and astronomy. A former teacher and college lecturer, he was also a Guest Observer of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. He is now a freelance astronomer and author. He is a long term member of the British Astronomical Association, and has served in several posts in their Lunar Section. Other observing guides include the acclaimed Advanced Amateur Astronomy (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Observing Variable Stars, Novae, and Supernovae (with Nick James, Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Foundations, federations and finder-charts
Variables in vision
Astrovariables reckoned
Stars great and small
Variable beginnings
Clockwork pulsators
Less regular single-star variables
Eclipsing binary stars and novae
Cataclysmic and symbiotic systems
The extra-galactic realm