Introductory Astronomy Exercises

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9780534125226: Introductory Astronomy Exercises

From using telescopes and view constellations to observing astronomical laws in action and measuring astronomical brightness, the manual offers a wide variety of introductory astronomy exercises and experiments. Exercises illustrate the methods and concepts of astronomy, approximating as much as possible the work that astronomers actually do. Perforated and three-hole punched.

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1. Introduction to Astronomical Telescopes 2. Constellations and the Celestial Sphere 3. Introduction to Experimental Measurements 4. Interplanetary Travel 5. The Seasons 6. The Temperature of the Earth 7. Astronomical Systems of Time 8. Observing with the Telescope, Part I: Locating Celestial Objects 9. Optics in Astronomy 10. Observing with the Telescope, Part II: The Limitations of the Telescope 11. The Moon 12. Observing with the Telescope, Part III: Visual Observations of the Moon 13. The Planets, Part I: Analysis of Observations 14. The Planets, Part II: Observations with the Telescope 15. Observing with the Telescope, Part IV: Visual Observations of the Sun 16. Measurement of Astronomical Distances 17. Kepler's Third Law and Masses in Astronomy 18. Photoelectric Photometry 19. Spectroscopy in Astronomy 20. Spectral Classification 21. The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram 22. Telescopic Observing with Equatorial Mounting, Clock Drive, Setting Circles, and Slow Motion Controls 23. Pulsars 24. Galactic Spiral Structure 25. Astronomical Image Processing 26. CCD Photography at the Telescope 27. Classification of Galaxies 28. Radial Velocities and the Hubble Law Appendix A: Fall Observing List / Appendix B: Finding List for October Celestial Objects / Appendix C: Spring Observing List / Appendix D: Field Observing in March / Appendix E: Aligning a Telescope Axis

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