The Urban Astronomer: A Practical Guide for Observers in Cities and Suburbs

  • Publish Date: 1991-07-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Gregory L. Matloff
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A complete guide for the amateur astronomer living in an urban or suburban center. The Urban Astronomer If you think a trip to the country is necessary to observe celestial objects, take a second look. Viewing the sky from an urban location can be just as fun and educational -- if you know how to go about it. The Urban Astronomer shows amateur and more advanced astronomers the best ways and times to observe celestial objects from a city or suburban environment. Complete with detailed illustrations, The Urban Astronomer:
* Shows readers how to overcome the special problems of viewing the sky from cities and suburbs, such as light pollution
* Describes in detail those objects most easily viewed from a city location
* Includes many sky activities that can be enjoyed by novice and experienced urban astronomers
* Provides helpful tips and checklists for preparing your own stargazing outing
* Covers objects for naked-eye observation as well as those that need binoculars or telescopes and describes the best equipment for the urban stargazer



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