Urban Astronomy

Urban Astronomy

Stargazing From Towns & Suburbs

Book - 2014
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"The ideal introduction to astronomy in the city. These days, skywatchers do not have to live close to a city or town center to suffer from the effects of light pollution. According to the National Park Service, city lights as far as 200 miles away diminish views of night skies. So even in a remote field, the sky above may be part of the "sky glow" of the surrounding city or town. Weather might be an issue too, as it is for all skywatchers. Nevertheless, there are many celestial delights to be seen. "Urban Astronomy" shows that nighttime lighting and the resultant brightening of the sky can be combatted and demonstrates how to make the best of poor conditions. Although the unaided eye may be able to pick out only a few hundred stars, binoculars or a small telescope will reveal many times that number. A little optical aid can also give you good views of every type of major astronomical object, including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. For example, there are special filters that let through the light from distant nebulae while blocking out wavelengths infested by unwanted stray light from streetlights. Modern CCDs allow modest amateur ..."--Publisher description.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, ©2014
ISBN: 9781770853256
Branch Call Number: 522.091732 SCA 2014
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 20 cm


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Ham625 Apr 20, 2015

A good basic practical guide.

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