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Galaxies and how to observe them

Author: Wolfgang Steinicke; Richard Jakiel
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Astronomers' observing guides
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book is a unique work satisfying the need for a modern, comprehensive review of all major aspects of galaxy observation.

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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Handbooks and manuals
Popular works
Livres numériques
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Manuels d'observation
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Steinicke, Wolfgang.
Galaxies and how to observe them.
London : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2006926447
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Steinicke; Richard Jakiel
ISBN: 9781846286995 1846286999
OCLC Number: 423848518
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 25 mars 2008).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
Introduction --
Section I : Galaxies, Cluster of Galaxies, and their Data --
CH 1 Galaxies, Cluster of Galaxies & their data --
The Milky Way and the Nature of Galaxies --
Redshift and Distance --
Position, Elongation, Position Angle, Inclination --
Apparent Magnitude, Angular Diameter --
Classification --
Integral Parameters and Evolution --
Quasars --
CH 2 Pairs, Groups, and Clusters of Galaxies --
Galaxies and Clusters in the Hierarchy of the Universe --
Classification and Dynamics --
CH 3 Catalogs, Data, and Nomenclature --
Messier, Herschel, Caldwell, NGC/IC --
Catalogs of Galaxies, Groups and Clusters of Galaxies --
General Literature, Sky Atlases, and Software --
Section II : Technical Aspects on Observing Galaxies --
CH 4 Accessories and Optical Quantities --
Eyepieces, Filters, and Optical Accessories --
Finding Tools --
CH 5 Theory of Visual Observation --
Eye Sensitivity, Observing Techniques --
Entrance and Exit Pupil, Perception --
CH 6 Observing, Recording, & Processing --
The Observing Session, Starhopping --
Observing Log --
Sketches and Drawings --
Analysis, Evaluation, and Publication --
Section III : What to Observe? --
The Objects --
CH 7 Observing Programs --
Catalogue-Specific Observing --
Sky Areas and Constellations --
CH 8 Individual Objects --
Small Distance : Nearby Galaxies, Dwarfs, Associated Non-stellar Objects --
Great Distance : AGN, Quasars, and BL Lacertae Objects --
Elongated and Edge-on Systems --
Peculiar and Amorphous Galaxies --
Monsters in the Dark : Giant Ellipticals and cD Galaxies --
CH 9 Groups and Clusters of Galaxies --
Pairs and Trios --
Small Groups, Chains --
Clusters --
CH 10 Odd Stuff --
Deep Sky Companions --
Famous Names --
Appendix --
Abbreviations --
General Literature --
Digital Sources --
References --
List of Tables --
Figured Objects --
Sources of Figures --
Last Page.
Series Title: Astronomers' observing guides
Responsibility: Wolfgang Steinicke, Richard Jakiel.
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