"The library connects us with the insights and knowledge, painfully extracted from nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution."Carl Sagan
The ASV Library has over 3,500 books, DVDs, magazines and other items covering all areas of astronomy and related topics. Most of these items are available for borrowing by members.
The library's acquisitions since 1998 can be found in the Catalogue below. There are two methods for browsing the catalogue:
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Books and other items placed in the catalogue before 1998 can be located using the index card system in the Library.
Members are entitled to borrow up to 3 books, 2 DVDs or CDs and 4 magazines per month.
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|A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy.||522.632 MAR.P||Patrick Martinez, Alain Klotz||CCD Cameras, Astronomical Photography, CCD Imaging|
|Astronomy with a Home Computer||1-85233-805-9||522.85 MON.A||Neale Monks||Springer-Verlag, London Limited||Astronomy-Data Processing, Astronomy-Computer Programs, Imaging Systems in Astronomy|
|Colours of the Galaxies||1-85648-126-3||523.112 MAL.C||David Malin and Paul Murdin||The Promotional Reprint Company Limited, for Bookmart Limited, Leicester, UK., 1993||Astrophotography, Astrophotography of Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies|
|Deep-Sky Video Astronomy||978-0-387-87611-5||522.63 MAS.D||Steve Massey and Steve Quirk||Springer Science + Business Media, New York, USA.||Astrophotography, Video Astronomy, Video Astronomy - Techniques|
|Digital SLR Astrophotography - Practical Amateur Astronomy Series||978-0-521-70081-8||522.63 COV. D||Michael Covington||Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK||Astronomical Photography - Amateurs' Manuals, Digital Astrophotography, Digital Image Processing|
|How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera||1-85233-990-X||522.63 BUI.H||Tony Buick||Springer-Verlag, London Limited||Astronomical Photography, Astronomical Photography-Amateurs' Manuals, Photography of Solar System Objects|
|Introduction to Digital Astrophotography - imaging the universe with a digital camera||0-943396-83-2||522.63 REE.I||Robert Reeves||Willmann-Bell Inc., Richmond, Virginia, USA||Astronomical Photography, Astrophotography, Astronomical Photography - Amateurs' Manuals|
|Introduction to Webcam Astrophotography - imaging the universe with the amazing, affordable webcam||0-943396-86-7||522.63 REE.I||Robert Reeves||Willmann-Bell Inc., Richmond, Virginia, USA||Astronomical Photography, Astrophotography - Amateur's Manuals, Webcam Astrophotography|
|Lunar and Planetary Webcam Users Guide||1-84628-197-0||522.632 MOB.L||Martin Mobberley||Springer-Verlag London Limited||Astronomical Photography, Using Webcams, Image Processing Techniques|
|Observer's Handbook-Astrophotography-an Introduction.||522.63 ARN.O||H. J. P. Arnold||Astronomical Photography - Amateur's Manuals|
|Photoshop Astronomy||0-943396-85-9||522.632 IRE.P||R. Scott Ireland||Willmann-Bell Inc., Richmond, Virginia, USA||Astronomical Photography - Amateurs' Manuals, Imaging Systems - Data Processing, Astronomical Image Processing|
|Shooting Stars - How to Photograph the Moon and Stars with your DSLR - an E-Book||522.63 HAR.S||Phil Hart||Phil Hart||Astronomy, Astronomical Photography, Astronomical Photography with a DSLR|
|Software and Data for Practical Astronomers.- The Best of the Internet - (includes a CDROM)||522 RAT.S||David Ratledge||Astronomy - Data Processing, Astronomy - Computer Network Resources, Internet (Computer network)|
|The Art and Science of CCD Astronomy||522.632 RAT.A.||Edited by David Ratledge.||CCD Cameras, Astronomical Photography, CCD Imaging|
|The CCD Camera Cookbook. How to make you own CCD Camera.||522.632 BER.C||Richard Berry, Veikko Kanto, John Munger||CCD Cameras, Astronomical Photography, Imaging|
|The Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing. Includes AIP 4 WIN Software.||522.632 BER.H||Richard Berry, James Burnell||Imaging Systems - Data Processing, Astronomical Photography, CCD Cameras|
|Video Astronomy.||522.63 MAS.V||Steve Massey, Thomas Dobbins, Eric Douglass||Video Astronomy|
|Wide-Field Astrophotography - Exposing the Universe - Starting with a Common Camera.||522.63 REE.W||Robert Reeves||Astronomical Photography, Wide-Angle Photography|