|Co-authors: Barbara Fritchman Thompson|
Do you relish viewing and identifying celestial objects? Whether
you're a first timer or an advanced hobbyist, you will find
Astronomy Hacks makes a brilliant cosmic companion. Why use the
traditional approach in admiring and studying the stars when you can
turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into star gazing
tools for an out-of-this-world experience?
field guide covers the basics of observing, and what you need to know
about tweaking, tuning, adjusting, and tricking out a 'scope. Expect
priceless tips and tools for using a Dobsonian Telescope, the
large-aperture telescope you can inexpensively build in your garage.
Get advice on protocols involved with using electronics including in
dark places without ruining the party.
Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the
right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban
setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of
observations. The hacks show you how to:
- Dark-Adapt Your
- Choose the Best Binocular
- Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely
- Upgrade Your Optical Finder
- Photograph the
Stars with Basic Equipment
The O'Reilly Hacks series
has reclaimed the term hacking to mean innovating, unearthing, and
creating shortcuts, gizmos, and gears. With these hacks, you don't
dream it-you do it--and Astronomy Hacks brings space dreams to
life. The book is essential for anyone who wants to get the most out
of an evening under the stars and have memorable celestial adventures.