The Modern Amateur Astronomer

  • Editors
  • Patrick Moore

Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. R. W. Forrest
    Pages 1-16
  3. Patrick Moore
    Pages 17-20
  4. John Watson
    Pages 21-29
  5. Denis Buczynski
    Pages 31-49
  6. John Watson
    Pages 51-67
  7. M. Mobberley
    Pages 69-93
  8. Maurice Gavin
    Pages 95-108
  9. Gerald North
    Pages 109-125
  10. C. R. Kitchin
    Pages 127-142
  11. Robin Pearce
    Pages 143-159
  12. Patrick Moore
    Pages 161-163
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 165-166

About this book


Here is a comprehensive guide for every amateur astronomer who hopes to do more than just star-gaze. If you already own an astronomical telescope and want to know how to use it to the best effect, or if you are thinking about buying one and are wondering where to start, then this is the book for you. Each chapter deals with a different topic, and each has been written by a professional or amateur astronomer who has been chosen by Patrick Moore as an expert in his speciality. Topics range from buying a telescope (or making your own), through electronic equipment and accessories, to more technical aspects such as spectroscopy and astrophotography. A companion book, The Observational Amateur Astronomer, explains how to use a modest astronomical telescope for serious observing of the Moon, planets, stars and extragalactic objects.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19900-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0387-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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