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- DescriptionRadio astromy is far from being beyond the scope of amateurs astromers, and this practical, self-contained guide for the newcomer to practical radio astromey is an ideal introduction. This guide is a must for anyone who wants to join the growing ranks of 21st Century backyard radio astromers. The first part of the book provides background material and explains (in a n-mathematical way) our present kwledge of the stronger radio sources - those observable by amateurs - including the Sun, Jupiter, Meteors, Galactic and extra-galactic sources. The second part of the book deals t only with observing, but - assuming prior technical kwledge of electronics or radio theory - takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building and using a backyard radio telescope. There are complete, detailed plans and construction information for a number of amateur radio telescopes, the simplest of which can be put together and working - using only simple tools - in a weekend. For other instruments, there are full details of circuit-board layouts, components to use and (vitally important in radio astromy) how to construct antennae for radio astromy.
- Author BiographyJeff Lashley is a technical support engineer at the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. He has written regularly for Sunderland and Dundee newspapers. His most recent article on Radio Astronomy was published in the Radio Society of Great Britain magazine Radcom, in January 2007.
- Author(s)Jeff Lashley
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication17/11/2010
- SubjectPopular Science
- Series TitleAstronomers' Observing Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note94 black & white illustrations, 43 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight449 g
- Width178 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine14 mm
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