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Nightwatch

Author : Terence Dickinson
ISBN : 9781552093023
Genre : Nature
File Size : 67. 94 MB
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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

Nightwatch

Author : Andrew M. Stephenson
ISBN : PSU:000012691074
Genre : Science fiction
File Size : 78. 5 MB
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Turn Left At Orion

Author : Guy Consolmagno
ISBN : 1139457500
Genre : Science
File Size : 90. 52 MB
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A guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers, Turn Left at Orion provides all the information you need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects. Large format diagrams show these objects exactly as they appear in a small telescope and for each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Revised and updated, this new edition contains a chapter describing spectacular deep sky objects visible from the southern hemisphere, and tips on observing the upcoming transits of Venus. It also includes a discussion of Dobsonian telescopes, with hints on using personal computers and the internet as aids for planning an observing session. Unlike many guides to the night sky, this book is specifically written for observers using small telescopes. Clear and easy-to-use, this fascinating book will appeal to skywatchers of all ages and backgrounds. No previous knowledge of astronomy is needed.

Hubble S Universe

Author : Terence Dickinson
ISBN : 1770854339
Genre : Nature
File Size : 32. 3 MB
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Presents an overview of the Hubble Space Telescope, describing its initial launch in 1990 and impact on our understanding of the universe, along with some of its latest images of galaxies, stars, planets, and nebulas.

Stargazing For Dummies

Author : Steve Owens
ISBN : 9781118411575
Genre : Science
File Size : 29. 20 MB
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Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on viewing other night sky objects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to a fun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outside while doing something educational! Gives you an introduction to looking at the sky with binoculars or a telescope Offers advice on photographing the night sky Without needing to get your head around mind-bending theories, you can take part in some practical physics If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to know the night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.

The Nexstar User S Guide

Author : Michael Swanson
ISBN : 1852337141
Genre : Science
File Size : 72. 83 MB
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Michael Swanson’s online discussions with literally thousands of NexStar owners made it clear that there was a desperate need for a book such as this – one that provides a complete, detailed guide to buying, using and maintaining NexStar telescopes. Although this book is highly comprehensive, it is suitable for beginners – there is a chapter on "Astronomy Basics" – and experts alike. Celestron’s NexStar telescopes were introduced in 1999, beginning with their first computer controlled "go to" model, a 5-inch. More models appeared in quick succession, and Celestron’s new range made it one of the two dominant manufacturers of affordable "go to" telescopes.

The Cambridge Star Atlas

Author : Wil Tirion
ISBN : 9780521173636
Genre : Science
File Size : 50. 90 MB
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Provides information about the moon, star charts and monthly sky maps covering that which is visible each month in different hemispheres. Original.

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