Faint objects and how to observe them

  • Cudnik B
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Astronomers' Observing Guides provide up-to-date information for amateurastronomers who want to know all about what it is they are observing.This is the basis of the first part of the book. The second partdetails observing techniques for practical astronomers, working witha range of different instruments.Faint Objects and How to Observe Them is for visual observers whowant to "go deep" with their observing. It's a guide to some of themost distant, dim, and rarely observed objects in the sky, with backgroundinformation on surveys and object lists -- some familiar and somenot.Typically, amateur astronomers begin by looking at the brighter objects,and work their way "deeper" as their experience and skills improve.Faint Objects is about the faintest objects we can see with an amateur'stelescope -- their physical nature, why they appear so dim, and howto track them down.By definition, these objects are hard to see! But moderate equipment(a decent telescope of at least 10-inch aperture) and the right techniquescan reveal a surprising number of 'almost invisible' objects. Thebook provides basic tips on the type of telescope to use, how torecord observations, and where to find lists and those all importantfinder charts.Here is a "one-stop shop" for those who are interested in taking theirobservational pursuits to the next level, and who want to see themost distant parts of the universe accessible to backyard telescopes.




Cudnik, B. (2013). Faint objects and how to observe them (p. 241). Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4419-6757-2/page/1

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