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Ed. by Hall and Genet, 6.00" by 9.00", hardbound, 240 pages, 2 Lbs. ship wt., $24.95.

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Can amateur astronomers make significant contributions to the Science of Astronomy? In this book you learn how dedicated amateurs, using either home built or commercial equipment, regularly produce data that is published in professional journals. One example, Louis Boyd (shown on the front cover) designed and built an automatic photoelectric telescope that makes hundreds of observations each clear night. His pioneering work has spawned a whole generation of highly productive instruments. But, you do not need an automatic telescope or vast amounts of spare time to be a valuable observer --- this book, written and edited by both professional and amateur astronomers shows you how to design a program that is both personally satisfying and scientifically valuable.