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Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers

Using High-Powered Telescopes from Home

  • Gerald R. Hubbell
  • Richard J. Williams
  • Linda M. Billard
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Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. What Is a Remotely Controlled Observatory?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 3-11
    3. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 13-30
    4. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 31-50
    5. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 51-70
    6. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 71-94
  3. Using Remote Observatory Facilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 97-109
    3. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 111-122
    4. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 123-133
    5. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 135-149
  4. Remote Observing Project Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 153-174
    3. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 175-192
    4. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 193-215
    5. Gerald R. Hubbell, Richard J. Williams, Linda M. Billard
      Pages 217-226
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 227-235

About this book

Introduction

Amateur astronomers who want to enhance their capabilities to contribute to science need look no farther than this guide to using remote observatories.  The contributors cover how to build your own remote observatory as well as the existing infrastructure of commercial networks of remote observatories that are available to the amateur. They provide specific advice on which programs to use based on your project objectives and offer practical project suggestions. Remotely controlled observatories have many advantages—the most obvious that the observer does not have to be physically present to carry out observations. Such an observatory can also be used more fully because its time can be scheduled and usefully shared among several astronomers working on different observing projects. More and more professional-level observatories are open to use by amateurs in this way via the Internet, and more advanced amateur astronomers can even build their own remote observatories for sharing among members of a society or interest group.

Keywords

Amateur Remote Observing Building a Remote Observatory Land-based Space Probes Operating Remote Observatory Professional Astronomy Equipment Professional Observatory Time for Rent Remote Observatory Projects Renting Remote Observatory Time Using Remote Observatories

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerald R. Hubbell
    • 1
  • Richard J. Williams
    • 2
  • Linda M. Billard
    • 3
  1. 1.Locust GroveUSA
  2. 2.MarkleevilleUSA
  3. 3.FredericksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21906-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21905-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21906-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6562
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