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O'Reilly Digital Media Book: Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky by Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson

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O'Reilly Digital Media Book: Astronomy Hacks


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Why use the traditional approach to study the stars when you can turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing tools? Whether you're a first timer or an advanced hobbyist, you'll find Astronomy Hacks both useful and fun.

From upgrading your optical finder to photographing stars, this book is the perfect cosmic companion. This handy field guide covers the basics of observing, and what you need to know about tweaking, tuning, adjusting, and tricking out a 'scope. Expect priceless tips and tools for using a Dobsonian Telescope, the large-aperture telescope you can inexpensively build in your garage. Get advice on protocols involved with using electronics including in dark places without ruining the party.

Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations

The hacks show you how to

Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer
Choose the Best Binocular
Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely
Upgrade Your Optical Finder
Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment
Subject Astronomy
Author Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Not specified
Pages 410
Dimensions Not specified
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 0-596-10060-4
Publisher O'Reilly Digital Media
Date Published June 2005
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