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Observing the Solar System - The modern astronomer’s guide

This book is about observing the Solar System and, to be honest, it does what it says on the tin! Before receiving the review copy, I popped into Waterstones and had a peek. The list of people mentioned in the acknowledgments is itself enough to whet your appetite!

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Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe

With a glossy black cover that suggests luxury chocolates, Heart of Darkness promises, and delivers, rich treats within. Histories of Astronomy are relatively plentiful: histories of Cosmology are rare. Even rarer are books such as this, that delight with their clarity and authority.

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Stargazing for Dummies

It will not have escaped the notice of readers of this Journal that public interest in the night sky shows a distinct rising curve. Science writer Steve Owens has produced Stargazing for Dummies, an attractive and densely-packed volume, written in an engaging style and sure to appeal to all those would-be astronomers (in both northern and southern hemispheres) seeking knowledge, whatever their age or level of understanding.

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Patrick Caldwell Moore: 1923 - 2012

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Paul Downing
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28/09/2013 - 22:26
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The bust of Sir Patrick, unveiled at the National Space Centre, Leicester on 20130928
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P2013CU129 PanSTARRS

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Damian Peach
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27/09/2013 - 12:27
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ccd image and observation Here is P/2013 CU129 Pan-STARRS from earlier today. The change that has occurred since my last image on Sep 2nd is pretty remarkable. 20190926 Damian Peach
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C/2013 R1 Lovejoy

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Denis Buczynski
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26/09/2013 - 11:48
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ccd image and observation 20130926 Denis Buczynski
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C/2012 S1 ISON

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Denis Buczynski
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26/09/2013 - 11:47
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C/2012 S1 ISON

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C2012 S1 ISON

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Damian Peach
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24/09/2013 - 19:12
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ccd image and observation Here is C/2012 S1 ISON captured in colour on September 24th. 17"CDK with FLI-PL6303e camera. LRGB. L: 5x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins. Moon present. Sun -18 to -14deg. 20130924 Damian Peach
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C/2012 S1 ISON

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24/09/2013 - 19:11
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ccd image and observation Here is C/2012 S1 ISON captured in colour on September 24th. 17"CDK with FLI-PL6303e camera. LRGB. L: 5x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins. Moon present. Sun -18 to -14deg. 20130924 Damian Peach
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