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Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations


Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations

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    Martin Beech(Author)
The earth is bombarded both day and night by meteoroids and meteorites. These wayward bodies - small fragments derived from ageing comets and the collisions between asteroids - are observed in the Earth's upper atmosphere as meteors [shooting stars] and brilliant fireballs. Written with the amateur astronomer in mind, the topics covered in this book include: step-by-step guidance on visual observation and analysing data; practical projects demonstrating how the observer can gather scientifically useful data; instructions on how to photograph meteor trails and how to video meteoroid impact flashes upon the Moon; fireball detection systems and designs for meteor detection systems using radio receivers; advice on how to look for and identify meteorites; step-by-step instructions on starting a micrometeorite collection.

Martin Beech is Associate Professor of Astronomy at Campion College, the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada.He is chairperson of the Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee [MIAC] to the Canadian Space Agency, and is a contributing editor to the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Martin Beech(Author)
  • The Crowood Press Ltd (1 Feb. 2006)
  • English
  • 9
  • Science & Nature
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  • By Lars Zielke on 28 July 2013

    A great book about the subject with nice chapters on how get started yourself with meteorite observations.. A little outdated regarding CCD observations,.

  • By James P Henry on 13 May 2013

    Still reading, happy with content, reasonably priced and pleased with service, thank you. Lots to learn yet, I'm sure that this book will improve my understanding.

  • By Guest on 30 April 2016

    great book

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