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The Resource Urban astronomy : stargazing from towns & suburbs, Robin Scagell

Urban astronomy : stargazing from towns & suburbs, Robin Scagell

Label
Urban astronomy : stargazing from towns & suburbs
Title
Urban astronomy
Title remainder
stargazing from towns & suburbs
Statement of responsibility
Robin Scagell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scagell, Robin
Dewey number
522.09173/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB63
LC item number
.S28 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Light pollution
Label
Urban astronomy : stargazing from towns & suburbs, Robin Scagell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CHAPTER 1 : Introduction -- CHAPTER 2 :Know your enemy -- the weather -- CHAPTER 3 : Know your enemy -- the streetlights -- CHAPTER 4 : Choose your targets -- CHAPTER 5 : Choose your weapons -- CHAPTER 6 : Choose your ammunition -- CHAPTER 7 : If all else fails ... -- CHAPTER 8 : Indoor astronomy -- Deep-sky objects visible from the urban areas
Control code
1616804
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781770853256
Lccn
2014434358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1616804
  • (OCoLC)874735470
Label
Urban astronomy : stargazing from towns & suburbs, Robin Scagell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CHAPTER 1 : Introduction -- CHAPTER 2 :Know your enemy -- the weather -- CHAPTER 3 : Know your enemy -- the streetlights -- CHAPTER 4 : Choose your targets -- CHAPTER 5 : Choose your weapons -- CHAPTER 6 : Choose your ammunition -- CHAPTER 7 : If all else fails ... -- CHAPTER 8 : Indoor astronomy -- Deep-sky objects visible from the urban areas
Control code
1616804
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781770853256
Lccn
2014434358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1616804
  • (OCoLC)874735470

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