David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars

David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars

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Variable stars are fascinating objects to observe; found all over the sky, they change in brightness over time and can be seen with even the most basic of equipment. Variable star astronomy is one field in which amateur astronomers can still make significant contributions to science and in this highly accessible book David Levy teaches the reader how variable stars work, and how to observe them. Using simple, non-technical terms he explains how to get started with electronic (or CCD) observing, as well as how to observe variable stars through a small telescope or binoculars. Including a section on Southern hemisphere stars, the book covers various types of object that can be observed by amateur astronomers, including more exotic phenomena like gamma ray bursts, blazars, and polars. This book will serve to motivate anyone with even a basic interest in astronomy to begin observing these fascinating objects.032244 VW Persei. Mira star, range about 11.0-12.5; period 280 days. Estimate ... In finding GK Per, notice first that both it and Y Persei are east and north of Algol, or Beta Persei. The field is very rich, crowded with many faint Milky Way stars, anbsp;...

Title:David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars
Author: David H. Levy
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-12-15

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