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Nightwatch a Practical Guide To Viewing TH 3RD Edition

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Publisher Comments:

With 250,000 copies in print since its initial publication in 1983, NightWatch has become a standard reference guide for stargazers throughout North America.

The new Third Edition expands on that success with a completely revised and updated text, more than 100 new color photos and diagrams and 16 additional pages that cover such new astronomical pursuits as computerized telescopes, reviews of new telescope designs and accessories, and astronomy on the Internet.

All charts, tables and diagrams have been updated and, in some cases, redesigned for easier use. Improved spacecraft measurements of the distances to the stars (recently released by the European Space Agency) are included in the charts, along with additional observing tips for stargazers using binoculars and telescopes. An expanded chapter on Astrophotography lists the best modern films and cameras for skyshooting.

The new NightWatch is faithful to the ultra-simplified, no jargon philosophy of the original, and at the same time, offers substantially more practical information for the novice and intermediate-level amateur astronomer. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada called the first edition the best of its kind- the new Third Edition is better still. It is still an abundantly illustrated, wide-sized volume designed for easy reference during many starlit nights.

Synopsis:

Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets.

Synopsis:

The 3rd edition of the standard reference guide for novice stargazers in North America featuring practical information without jargon.

Synopsis:

3rd ed., rev. and expanded, repr. with revisions Jan. 2000.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-172) and index.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-172) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552093023
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Other:
Dickinson, Terence
Author:
Dickinson, Terence
Other:
Costanzo, Victor
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Willowdale, Ont.
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Popular works
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Telescopes
Subject:
Astronomie
Subject:
Observers' manuals
Subject:
Astronomy -- Popular works.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
3rd ed., rev. and expanded for use through 2010.
Series Volume:
99/058
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
Spiral
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.83x11.23x.82 in. 2.34 lbs.
Age Level:
10-17

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Product details 176 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552093023 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets.
"Synopsis" by , The 3rd edition of the standard reference guide for novice stargazers in North America featuring practical information without jargon.
"Synopsis" by , 3rd ed., rev. and expanded, repr. with revisions Jan. 2000.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-172) and index.
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