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Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides)
 
 

Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides) [Kindle Edition]

Martin Mobberley

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"Martin Mobberley’s book is very attractive not only in explaining the technical detail of cataclysmic phenomena but also in the promotion of useful observing projects for amateurs to undertake. … I found the advice in the final chapter about techniques, equipment and software especially valuable. The book is a must for anyone interested in cataclysmic objects and I am sure many readers will be persuaded to enter this field for the first time having seen the successes that have been described." (Guy Hurst, Astronomy Now, May, 2009)

"Though the work is aimed at the advanced amateur astronomer, Mobberley writes in a style that should keep the interest of the average undergraduate science student. … The numerous figures (many in color) help to show the physics of cataclysmic events. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates and general readers." (J. R. Kraus, Choice, Vol. 46 (9), May, 2009)

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This book is about observing dramatic and often bizarre cosmic events. Observation of gamma ray bursts, cataclysmic variable star outbursts, distant supernovae, and even active galactic nuclei might be thought to be far beyond the range of amateur observers – but this is not the case. Recent technical developments in CCD equipment, powerful PCs, new observing and processing techniques, and professional satellite monitoring systems have opened a range of high-value niche areas of scientific astronomy to amateurs. Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe them explains what these events are, what we know of their physics, and how amateur astronomers can observe them.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3479 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Springer New York; 1 edition (1 Mar 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A9YFYYO
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5.0 out of 5 stars The "Final Frontier" of Amateur Astronomy .... and beyond ! 13 May 2010
By Busy Bee - Published on Amazon.com
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For millennia, the universe was explained in the simple terms of a flat Earth setting on a turtle's back, being the centre of the universe and some fables about gods and goddesses, demons and monsters; The Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars had their own mythological stories and mysticism. But somewhere along the line, science entered the scene and changed all that and the Universe took a whole new dimension. Instead of mysterious demons and monsters we now have a vast universe that is beyond imagination; cataclysmic events that supersede in their destructive power the wildest imagination and black-hole monsters that can literally devour light. Every step towards unravelling the secrets of the universe unveils even more secrets and enigmas.
This book goes through our Galaxy and beyond to explain those "CATACLYSMIC" events that are mind boggling. This book may not be for everyone, observing these events may not be easy, but this maybe the "Final Frontier" of Amateur Astronomy.

What a Wonderful and Magnificent Universe!! See for your self !!
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