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Ann Sanford Memorial Library

The VBAS Library is located on the first floor of the Wilhelm Angele Observatory and consists of one of the largest collections of astronomy related publications in the Southeast!

Follow this link to our library catalog: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/vonbraunastrosociety The catalog at LibraryThing is now complete, and even contains the checkout-status of books, now updated approximately weekly (it only lists the status, not the borrower, of course).

The uppermost search box searches the all libraries on LibraryThing and the lower search box specifically searches the VBAS catalog. Please note the graphic below.

VBAS Library Catalog Search Graphic

Here are some images of our astronomical library:

LibraryLibraryVarious Star Atlases


New Books in the Library

Written by Administrator Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:21

Annals of the Deep Sky

Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects, Volumes 1-3

Call Number: 523.80216 KANIa

Annals of the Deep Sky is a new series of comprehensive observing guides, featuring in-depth astrophysical profiles of the major stars and deep-sky objects by constellation. This series makes extensive use of graphics and charts, including dimensional charts to show how deep sky objects look from three different perspectives. The books also feature historical information, as well as the newest data and analysis. When completed, the series will cover all 88 constellations. Each year, two new volumes are published.

The Deep-Sky Imaging Primer

The Deep-Sky Imaging Primer

Call Number: 522.63 BRACd

The Deep-sky Imaging Primer covers what you need to know to create deep-sky images with a DSLR or an astronomical CCD camera. It is printed in full-color, with nearly 200 images and illustrations. The book does not shy away from the technical details where they are important, but the focus is on practical advice for the amateur. Both narrowband and standard color imaging techniques are covered. The book explains the characteristics of digital imaging sensors and discusses how to use imaging equipment with telescope optics, how to choose appropriate objects to image, how to set up and align the equipment, how to achieve proper exposure, and gives examples of post processing.

The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-year Voyager Mission

The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-year Voyager Mission

Call Number: 919.9204 BELLi

In The Interstellar Age, award-winning planetary scientist Jim Bell reveals what drove and continues to drive the men and women who planned and executed the Voyager missions, taking advantage of a unique arrangement of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune that would not happen again for 175 years.


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