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Author Adam, Len, author.

Title Imaging the Messier objects remotely from your laptop / Len Adam.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018].


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Series The Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Springer Physics and Astronomy eBooks 2018 English+International
Notes Includes index.
Contents Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Part I: Background and Resources; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Remote Telescope Messier Imaging Project; The Advantages of Remote Imaging; The Messier Objects; Project Summary; How the book is organized; Knowledge Level; The Telescope Network used to Image the Messier Objects; Network Summary; The New Mexico Site; The California Site; The Spanish Site; The Australian Site; Using Planetarium Software to set the Location; The Geometry of the Earth and Sky; Location and Time; The Celestial Equator and the Zenith; The Meridian, Altitude and Azimuth; Declination
The Ecliptic, Equinoxes and Right AscensionThe First Point of Aries, Precession, Epochs and Local Sidereal Time; Practical Considerations; Plate-Solving; FITS and TIFF Images; Camera Position and Position Angle; Astronomical Considerations; Stellar Magnitudes; Spectral Types of Stars; Object Size; An Example Imaging Session using; References and Databases; Chapter 2: Observatories and Telescopes; Telescope Summary; Spain; Messier Objects imaged using Spain A (T7); Messier Objects imaged using Spain B (T16); Messier Objects imaged using Spain C (T18); Australia
Messier Objects imaged using Siding Spring A (T8)Messier Objects imaged using Siding Spring B (T13); Messier Objects imaged using Telescope SSC (T17); Messier Objects imaged using Telescope SSD (T27); Messier Objects imaged using Telescope SSE (T31); Messier Objects imaged using Telescope SSF (T32); Messier Objects imaged by Telescope SSG (T33); United States - New Mexico and California; Messier Objects imaged using New Mexico A (T3); Messier Objects imaged using New Mexico B (T5); Messier Objects imaged using New Mexico C (T11); Messier Objects imaged using New Mexico D (T14)
Messier Objects imaged using New Mexico E (T20)Messier Objects imaged using New Mexico F (T21); Messier Objects imaged using California A (T24); Part II: The 110 Messier Objects - Images and Corresponding Data; Chapter 3: Messier 1 to Messier 36; Messier 1; Messier 2; Messier 3; Messier 4; Messier 5; Messier 6; Messier 7; Messier 8; Messier 9; Messier 10; Messier 11; Messier 12; Messier 13; Messier 14; Messier 15; Messier 16; Messier 17; Messier 18; Messier 19; Messier 20; Messier 21; Messier 22; Messier 23; Messier 24; Messier 25; Messier 26; Messier 27; Messier 28; Messier 29; Messier 30
Messier 31Messier 32; Messier 33; Messier 34; Messier 35; Messier 36; Chapter 4: Messier 37 to Messier 74; Messier 37; Messier 38; Messier 39; Messier 40; Messier 41; Messier 42; Messier 43; Messier 44; Messier 45; Messier 46; Messier 47; Messier 48; Messier 49; Messier 50; Messier 51; Messier 52; Messier 53; Messier 54; Messier 55; Messier 56; Messier 57; Messier 58; Messier 59; Messier 60; Messier 61; Messier 62; Messier 63; Messier 64; Messier 65; Messier 66; Messier 67; Messier 68; Messier 69; Messier 70; Messier 71; Messier 72; Messier 73; Messier 74; Chapter 5: Messier 75 to Messier 110
Summary This is a guide for anyone interested in practical astronomy but intimidated by the idea of investing in a telescope. It explores the world of remote observing, which requires nothing more than a laptop and an Internet connection. The book aims to make readers comfortable navigating the plethora of online equipment at their disposal and to show that a challenge like imaging the Messier objects can be fun, simple, and achievable for all. In this text, all 110 Messier objects are discussed, each one remotely imaged with clear instructions on what telescope and camera combinations give the best results. Common astronomical phrases and units are all explained and illustrated to help newcomers get a grasp of terminology. Tidbits of history and quotes from Messier and other astronomers round out this beginner-friendly read, which also features a handy Quick Reference Image Library.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Astronomy -- Remote sensing.
Galaxies -- Remote sensing.
Stars -- Clusters -- Remote sensing.
Nebulae -- Remote sensing.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319653853 (electronic bk.)
3319653857 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-65385-3