- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Philip's; 1st.ed. edition (14 Nov. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0540059056
- ISBN-13: 978-0540059058
- Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,891,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Astronomy from Towns and Suburbs (Philip's observer's handbook) Hardcover – 14 Nov 1994
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Starting with an introduction to the ways in which urban lighting and pollution have reduced the city astronomer's options, this book explains what can be achieved through an understanding of optimum weather conditions and the right equipment, including new advances such as the charge-coupled device, and concentration on bright objects such as the sun, moon, planets and stars, rather than faint objects such as galaxies and nebulae.
About the Author
Robin Scagell is a long-serving Vice President of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy. A lifelong stargazer, he has worked as an observer and photographer, and as a journalist has edited a wide range of popular-interest magazines. Robin is the author of several popular astronomy books, and has contributed to many other publications. He has been awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting in recognition of his many appearances on TV and radio talking about astronomy and space.