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Astronomers Computer Companion

Jeff Foust

Published November 8th 1999
ISBN : 9781886411227
Paperback
496 pages
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The Astronomers Computer Companion, written by a professional and an avid amateur astronomer, is a complete introduction to contemporary astronomy and a guide to the best software, web sites, and other computer resources for astronomers. Whether youMoreThe Astronomers Computer Companion, written by a professional and an avid amateur astronomer, is a complete introduction to contemporary astronomy and a guide to the best software, web sites, and other computer resources for astronomers. Whether you have only a passing interest in astronomy or you spend every evening on a mountain top, youll find something exciting in The Astronomers Computer Companion.Youll learn:What software to use to track the movement of planets, asteroids, satellites, and other celestial bodies-even how to keep a log of your sightings, generate star charts, calculate exposures for astronomical photographs, and more How to use the Internet to access high-powered remote telescopes for personal research projects Where on the Internet to find up-to-the-minute astronomy news or view the latest images How to use the Internet to share discoveries with astronomers around the world through newsgroups and chat rooms Where on the Internet to find answers to your astronomy questions quicklyAbout the CD-ROM:The Astronomers Computer Companion CD-ROM includes hundreds of megabytes of software (over 100 freeware, shareware, and demo programs)-saving you hours and hours of downloading time and bringing everything together in one place. In addition, the authors include dozens of fascinating astronomical images and animations, as well as a searchable electronic version of the book (in Adobes PDF format) that you can read as you click the hyperlinks to browse the Web sites referenced throughout the book.