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Author Arnold, Steven, author

Title Getting started in radio astronomy : beginner projects for the amateur / Steven Arnold
Published New York : Springer, [2013?]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 208 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series, 1431-9756
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series, 1431-9756
Contents The History of Radio Astronomy -- The Basic Physics of Electricity and Magnetism -- Atmosphere, Magnetic Fields and Magnetospheres -- Electrical Components -- The Stanford Solar Center, SuperSID Monitor -- The NASA INSPIRE Project -- The NASA Radio Jove Project -- Radio Detection of Meteors -- Conclusions
Summary Radio astronomy is a mystery to the majority of amateur astronomers, yet it is the best subject?to turn to when?desirous of an expanded knowledge of the sky. This guide intends to instruct complete newcomers to radio astronomy, and provides help for the first steps on the road towards the study of this fascinating subject. In addition to a history of the science behind the pursuit,?directions are included for four easy-to-build projects, based around long-term NASA and Stanford Solar Center projects. The first three projects constitute self-contained units available as kits, so there is no need to hunt around for parts. The fourth more advanced project encourages readers to do their own research and track down items. Getting Started in Radio Astronomy provides an overall introduction to listening in on the radio spectrum. With details of equipment that really works, a list of suppliers, lists of online help forums, and written by someone who has actually built and operated the tools described, this book contains everything the newcomer to radio astronomy needs to get going
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 1, 2013)
Subject Radio astronomy -- Popular works
NATURE -- Sky Observation.
Radio astronomy.
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461481577