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Digicam Observations of Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jupiter’s Moons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roemer’s procedure for Measuring the rate of sunshine . . . . Observations for Roemer’s technique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy one seventy three seventy three seventy four seventy four seventy five seventy six seventy seven seventy seven seventy eight bankruptcy 9 Comets and Asteroids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . visible Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . electronic images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serendipitous Comet Discoveries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . movie images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asteroids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . electronic images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . monitoring an Asteroid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . movie images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy nine seventy nine eighty eighty two eighty two eighty two eighty three eighty three eighty three 89 bankruptcy Ten visible Binary Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety one electronic images of Binary Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety two Printing the photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety six Measuring the Separation of the parts . . . . . . . . . . ninety six Measuring place perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety eight movie images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred and one bankruptcy 11 A Binary big name real Orbit Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 bankruptcy Twelve visible Observations of Variable Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 The Telescope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and ten instruction for commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and ten Making the remark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 bankruptcy 13 images of Variable Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Processing the picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 the tactic of size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Making the Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty interpreting the information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty movie images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 bankruptcy Fourteen superstar Clusters and Nebulae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 electronic images of celebrity Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty five bankruptcy Fifteen A Color–Magnitude Diagram for The Pleiades . . . . . . . . . 129 buying the knowledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 The research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 xiv Contents bankruptcy 16 The layout of an target Prism Spectrograph . . . . . . 133 Getting the Spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred thirty five bankruptcy Seventeen the right kind movement of Barnard’s superstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Taking the pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 References and extra interpreting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 megastar Atlases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Telescopes and components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Astrophotography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 The sunlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty four The Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty four Binary Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty four Variable Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred forty four celebrity Clusters and Nebulae . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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