Introductory Astronomy Exercises

Introductory Astronomy Exercises

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  • Paperback | 315 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 635.03g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534125220
  • 9780534125226

Table of contents

An introduction to astronomical telescopes. Constellations and the celestial sphere. Introduction to experimental measurements. Interplanetary travel. The seasons. Temperature of the earth. Astronomical systems of time. Observing with the telescope I: locating celestial objects. Optics in astronomy. Observing with the telescope II: limitations of the telescope. The moon. Observing with the telescope III: visual observations of the moon. The planets I: analysis of observations. The planets II: observations with the telescope. Observing with the telescope IV: visual observations of the sun. Measurement of astronomical distances. Kepler's 3rd law and masses in astronomy. Photoelectric photometry. Spectroscopy in astronomy. Spectral classification. The H-R diagram. Telescopic observing with an equatorial mounting, clock drive, setting circles, and slow motions. Pulsars. Galactic spiral structure. Photography lab I: darkroom techniques. Photography lab II: photography at the telescope. Classification of galaxies. Radial velocities and the Hubble law. Appendix I: fall observing list. Appendix II: finding list for October celestial objects. Appendix III: spring observing list. Appendix IV: field observing in March. more

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