Observing Comets

Observing Comets

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Since comet Shoemaker-Levy collided with the planet Jupiter with stupendous force in 1994 there has been an upsurge of amateur interest in comets. Most comets are first discovered by amateur astronomers because so there are many amateurs looking for them, and techniques and instruments have improved dramatically in the past few years. This comprehensive book (with an accompanying CD-ROM) is at once a qprimerq for comet hunters and a text for advanced amateurs and will thus appeal to a wide audience of amateur astronomersIf parts of the field of view are saturated the pixels will exceed their full-well capacity and the excess electrons will have to go ... The Audine cameras (based on the same KAF-0401E/1602E chips that are used in the ST-7 and ST-8) and the ... two examples of cameras which can be built at home using instructions which are publicly available (see the Appendix). ... If you use the standard focuser available on most telescopes you will find that it is almost impossible to get a sharp focus.

Title:Observing Comets
Author: Nick James, Gerald North
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2002-07-31

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