My Heavens!: The Adventures of a Lonely Stargazer Building an Over-the-Top Observatory

Paperback | December 6, 2007

byGordon Rogers

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My Heavens! charts the progress of the author's own substantial observatory from conception, through design, planning and construction, to using an observatory of the kind that all amateur astronomers aspire to own. For those with more modest ambitions, the book offers many hints, tips and design features for smaller observatories. Comparisons are made with similar large projects in the USA. The story doesn't end with the construction of the observatory, but goes on to describe the author's choice of equipment, setting it up, and his own techniques for obtaining superb astronomical images like those displayed in his book.

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My Heavens! charts the progress of the author's own substantial observatory from conception, through design, planning and construction, to using an observatory of the kind that all amateur astronomers aspire to own. For those with more modest ambitions, the book offers many hints, tips and design features for smaller observatories. Com...

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Perhaps you are already a stargazer using a small telescope you bring out to your back yard on clear nights. Perhaps you have a larger telescope that is mounted outside and protected from inclement weather. Perhaps you just dream of someday owning a fancy telescope set-up and turning it skyward to view the neighboring planets and moons...

Gordon Rogers lives in England. He is a qualified building surveyor, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors as well as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. His beautiful deep-sky images regularly appear in the astronomical magazines. He contributed a chapter to More Small Observatories, by Sir Patrick Moore (Spri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:December 6, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387737812

ISBN - 13:9780387737812

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Table of Contents

Why astronomy?.- Trepid Beginnings.- Battle Stations!.- Town and Country Planning.- Construction.- Computers.- Telescopes.- Cameras.- Wrinkles Galore.- User Groups.- Photographic Results.- Public Reaction.- People in Astronomy.- Conclusion.