Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars by R. W. Argyle

Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars by R. W. Argyle
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  • The Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars by R. W. Argyle, covers observing visual double stars.
  • This book is great for amateur astronomers as well as for advanced astronomers who are covering this branch of astronomy.
  • The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
  • 436 pages
  • English
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Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars by R. W. Argyle


In these days of high-precision astrometric satellites, tremendous contributions to the science of astrometry are being made by amateur astronomers around the globe.

This second edition of Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars contains a significant amount of completely new material inspired by the work done by observers - particularly in the USA - since the first edition was published. Fifteen skilled and experienced astronomers have contributed chapters on their own specialization in the various fields. These include how to use the Internet to carry out precise astronomical measurement, an excellent guide to sketching double stars, and information on how to image double stars of unequal brightness. This new edition is the definitive book for those who are serious about this fascinating aspect of astronomy!

Author Bob Argyle has been observing visual double stars for more than 40 years, some with the help of the world's biggest refractors, and has been director of the Webb Society Double Star Section since 1970.


The Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars by R. W. Argyle, covers observing visual double stars. This book is great for amateur astronomers as well as for advanced astronomers who are covering this branch of astronomy.

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SKU 9781461439448
Manufacturer Bookstore
Author R. W. Argyle
Publisher Springer; 2nd ed. 2012 edition (September 12, 2012)
Cover Type Soft Cover
Number of Pages 436 pages
ISBN Number 9781461439448
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