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Star hopping for Backyard Astronomers

Author : Alan M. MacRobert
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Introduces amateur astronomy, explains how to use sky maps, binoculars, and telescopes, and suggests fourteen separate tours of the night sky

Backyard Astronomy

Author : Robert Burnham
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Offers tips on choosing skywatching tools, gives hints for sketching and photographing the night sky, and provides celestial charts.

Advanced Skywatching

Author : Robert Burnham
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Picking up where "Skywatching" left off, here is an invaluable, advanced observer's primer and field guide to the night sky.

A Guide to Backyard Astronomy

Author : Robert Burnham
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The Backyard Astronomer s Guide

Author : Terence Dickinson
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Discusses the practical aspects of stargazing, including how to choose appropriate equipment, contending with light pollution, taking successful photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and selecting an observing site.

Australian Journal of Astronomy

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A Guide to Advanced Skywatching

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Backyard Stargazer

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Stargazing is an activity that lasts a lifetime. There is nothing like the thrill of glimpsing at the rings of Saturn for the first time or seeing, with the aid of a simple pair of binoculars, a fuzzy patch in the sky resolve into a cluster of sparkling stars. The Backyard Stargazer will help you discover new wonders in the night sky, whether you observe from a lounge chair in your backyard, a camp set up far from city lights, or the deck of a ship on a special stargazing cruise. Written in a conversational, accessible style, The Backyard Stargazer is a down to earth guide to observing the night and daytime sky without having to invest in a lot of equipment. You will discover: What you need to get started: a clear night, a red light flashlight, and a copy of The Backyard Stargazer to guide your observing sessions Seasonal star maps to help you spot constellations ,and more, year round Things you never knew about the Moon, Sun, and planets What causes an eclipse and how you can travel to see one How stars are born and where comets come from How to photograph auroras, meteors, and constellations What you can see with the naked eye, binoculars, and, when you're ready, a small telescope Includes 46 easy projects for planet watching, moon viewing, and constellation spotting!

Star Ware

Author : Philip S. Harrington
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Praise for the First Edition of Star Ware . . . "A complete, current review of the material needed by backyard astronomers . . . It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who looks at the sky." -David Eicher Associate Editor, Astronomy Author of Beginner's Guide to Amateur Astronomy "A great help to anyone, especially the novice, who is wondering what to get. I don't know of any other single source that covers so much of the equipment scene." - Alan MacRobert Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope Author of Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers. Just as our knowledge of the cosmos has changed dramatically in the past few years, so has the world of telescope buying. Today, it is easier than ever for the backyard astronomer to actively observe the universe-with equipment to satisfy every need. How does the amateur astronomer make informed choices? In this Second Edition of Star Ware, award-winning astronomy writer Philip S. Harrington helps eliminate the guesswork, and guides you through the process with fully updated and expanded chapters on telescopes and accessories. For budding astronomers and experienced amateurs alike, Star Ware, Second Edition gives you everything you need to make educated decisions, including: * Extensive reviews of leading model names and hard-to-find accessories on the market, along with dozens of new products to help you buy smart * A clear, step-by-step guide to all aspects of purchasing, from choosing the right binoculars and telescopes to buying eyepieces, filters, cameras, and film * Ten new do-it-yourself projects to help save you time and money-including a portable telescope case and performance-enhancing collimation tools * Easy maintenance, mapping, and photography tips of the trade to help you get the most out of your telescope and stargazing * Where to find everything astronomical: Internet sites and web resources with complete addresses for distributors, dealers, and conventions; corporate listings for products and services; and advice on using equipment.

Summer Stargazing

Author : Terence Dickinson
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A guide to observing the stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena from May to October includes star charts covering the entire North American sky

The Backyard Astronomer

Author : Dennis Mammana
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Describes the moon, planets, and stars, explains eclipses, comets, and other phenomena, and provides advice on observing the skies

NightWatch

Author : Terence Dickinson
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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Galaxies and How to Observe Them

Author : Wolfgang Steinicke
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This book is a unique work satisfying the need for a modern, comprehensive review of all major aspects of galaxy observation. The book combines the physical background on the nature and data of galaxies, the relevant instrumentation and viewing techniques, and finally the targets and their individual appearance in telescopes of various apertures. A comprehensive sample of galaxies, including quasars, groups and clusters of galaxies is presented. This combination of theoretical knowledge and practical information guarantees successful observing sessions. Furthermore, the book is clearly structured with outstanding images and graphics.

The Griffith Observer

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Stargazing with Binoculars Telescopes

Author : John Mosley
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Provides advice on choosing binoculars and telescopes, and explains how to use them for observing the solar system and the stars

The Backyard Astronomer s Field Guide

Author : David Dickinson
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Discover Beautiful Nebulas, Constellations, Deep Sky Objects and More with Your Telescope David Dickinson, co-author of The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos, has created the ultimate field guide for backyard astronomers. Whether you want to impress viewers at a star party, or learn what you can see with your new telescope, David shows you how to find the most impressive views the night sky has to offer. Broken down by month and by hemisphere to ensure you get the best possible view, David shows you how to find objects like spiral galaxies, stunning sights in the Milky Way and stars that bring the “wow factor” to astronomy. With 44 sky charts and David’s expertise, it’s like having a pro-astronomer out in the field with you.

The Publishers Weekly

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The Science Teacher

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Physics Briefs

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The Universe from Your Backyard

Author : David J. Eicher
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An introduction and reference guide to finding and studying 690 of the sky's deep-sky objects using a backyard telescope.