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By Jeff Foust

The Astronomer's laptop Companion, written by way of a qualified and an avid beginner astronomer, is a whole advent to modern astronomy and a advisor to the easiest software program, websites, and different computing device assets for astronomers. no matter if you've got just a passing curiosity in astronomy otherwise you spend each night on a mountain most sensible, you will discover anything interesting in The Astronomer's computing device Companion.

you will study:

  • What software program to take advantage of to trace the flow of planets, asteroids, satellites, and different celestial bodies-even find out how to continue a log of your sightings, generate celebrity charts, calculate exposures for astronomical pictures, and extra
  • How to exploit the net to entry high-powered distant telescopes for private learn initiatives
  • Where on the web to discover up to date astronomy information or view the newest photographs
  • How to exploit the web to percentage discoveries with astronomers around the globe via newsgroups and chat rooms
  • Where on the web to discover solutions in your astronomy questions quick

in regards to the CD-ROM:
The Astronomer's computing device Companion CD-ROM comprises thousands of megabytes of software program (over a hundred freeware, shareware, and demo programs)-saving you hours and hours of downloading time and bringing every little thing jointly in a single position. furthermore, the authors contain dozens of attention-grabbing astronomical pictures and animations, in addition to a searchable digital model of the ebook (in Adobe's PDF layout) so you might learn as you click on the links to browse the net websites referenced in the course of the book.

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