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David Levy's guide to observing meteor showers

Author: David H Levy
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Meteors occur when a meteoroid, a speck of dust in space, enters the Earth's atmosphere. The heat generated when this happens causes the surrounding air to glow, resulting in 'shooting stars'. During the most spectacular meteor storms larger particles give rise to fireballs and firework-like displays!" "Meteors are a delightful observing field - they do not require a telescope, and they can be seen on any clear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David H Levy
ISBN: 9780521696913 0521696917
OCLC Number: 166626162
Description: x, 128 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: July 4, 1956 --
What is a meteor? --
Some historical notes --
Small rocks and dust in space --
Observing meteors --
Recording meteors --
A New Year gift : the Quadrantids --
The Lyrids --
an April shower --
The Eta Aquarids --
The Omicron Draconids, continued --
The Delta Aquarids --
Tears of St. Lawrence : Perseid trails and trials --
The August Pavonids --
The Orionids --
The Taurids --
The Leonids --
The Geminids --
The Ursids --
A catalog of meteor showers throughout the year.
Other Titles: Guide to observing meteor showers
Responsibility: David H. Levy.


Introduction to observing meteors for both seasoned and budding astronomers.  Read more...
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