By David H. Levy
David Levy has held a lifelong ardour for comets, and is likely one of the such a lot profitable comet discoverers in heritage. during this ebook he describes the gazing options which have been built over the years--from visible observations and looking, to images, via to digital charge-coupled units (CCDs). He combines the heritage of comet looking with the most recent options, exhibiting how our figuring out of comets has developed over the years. This useful guide is acceptable for newbie astronomers, from people who find themselves casually attracted to comets and the way to watch them, to people who are looking to start and extend an looking at software in their personal. Drawing greatly from his personal huge event, Levy describes how enthusiastic amateurs can become aware of comets and check out to make new discoveries themselves. David H. Levy is among the word's most appropriate beginner astronomers. He has found seventeen comets, seven utilizing a telescope in his personal yard, and had a minor planet, Asteroid 3673 Levy named in his honor. he's top often called the co-discoverer of the recognized 1994 Shoemaker-Levy nine comet. Levy is usually interviewed within the media and succeeded Carl Sagan as technology columnist for Parade journal. He has written and contributed to a couple of books, so much lately David Levy's advisor to the evening Sky (Cambridge, 2001).