Table of contents for The practical astronomer / Brian Jones ; [Stephen Edberg, editor].


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CONTENTS

THE SKIES ABOVE US

Foreword
The Solar System
The Sun
Mercury and Venus
The Earth
The Moon
Mars -- The Red Planet
The Minor Planets
Jupiter -- The Giant Planet
Saturn -- The Spectacular Planet
The Outermost Planets
Comets
Meteors and Meteorites
Eclipses and Occultations
Phenomena of Light
The Birth of Stars
From Main Sequence to Planetary Nebula
White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes
What Starlight tells us
Measuring Stellar Distances
Double and Multiple Stars
Variable Stars
Nebulae
Star Clusters
The Milky Way
Galaxies beyond our Own
Clusters of Galaxies
The Expanding Universe

THE CELESTIAL SPHERE

The Moving Earth
The Celestial Sphere

LOOKING THROUGH LENSES

Choosing Binoculars
Telescopes and Mountings
Making a Camera Mount
Making a Telescope
Astrophotography
Recording what you See
Amateur Observatories

OBSERVING OUR NEIGHBORS

Guide to the Moon
Observing the Sun
Observing Terrestial Planets
Observing Minor and Outer Planers
Observing Gas Giants
Observing Comets
Observing Glows in the Sky
Observing Meteors
Observing Deep Sky Objects
Observing Variable Stars
Observing Artificial Satellites

STAR SEARCH

Introduction to Star Charts
Northern Circumpolar Stars
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Southern Circumpolar Stars
Glossary
Catalogue of Stellar Objects
Index
Acknowledgments


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.