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Publisher Comments:

A concise, illustrated guidebook for amateur astronomers.

With straightforward text and color illustrations, Practical Astronomy covers all the basics amateur astronomers need to know. Astronomer Storm Dunlop explains how to observe the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope. Aspiring astronomers will learn how to find constellations and visible planets before locating more challenging phenomena.

The book also includes:

  • Full coverage of comets, planets, major stars, constellations, nebulae, the Milky Way and other galaxies
  • The latest star charts
  • Instructions for using star maps and planispheres
  • Color images and maps by celestial cartographer, Wil Tirion
  • Directions for recording observations with photography and drawings
  • The latest images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Practical Astronomy is an ideal astronomy how-to manual for beginners.

Book News Annotation:

In this update of (Collier Books, 1985), Storm offers a true pocket guide for hobbyists to the basic concepts and equipment for observing cosmic objects with sky charts and color illustrations.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A well illustrated basic introduction to practical observational astronomy designed for beginners. Includes star charts, instructions for planispheres, as well as coverage of astronomical objects, images from the Hubble Telescope and more.

Synopsis:

A concise, illustrated guidebook for amateur astronomers.

With straightforward text and color illustrations, Practical Astronomy covers all the basics amateur astronomers need to know. Astronomer Storm Dunlop explains how to observe the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope. Aspiring astronomers will learn how to find constellations and visible planets before locating more challenging phenomena.

The book also includes: Full coverage of comets, planets, major stars, constellations, nebulae, the Milky Way and other galaxiesThe latest star chartsInstructions for using star maps and planispheresColor images and maps by celestial cartographer, Wil TirionDirections for recording observations with photography and drawingsThe latest images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Practical Astronomy is an ideal astronomy how-to manual for beginners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552978252
Author:
Dunlop, Storm
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Astronomie
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references: p. 199-200.
Series Volume:
107-961
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
775x500

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Product details 208 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552978252 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A well illustrated basic introduction to practical observational astronomy designed for beginners. Includes star charts, instructions for planispheres, as well as coverage of astronomical objects, images from the Hubble Telescope and more.
"Synopsis" by , A concise, illustrated guidebook for amateur astronomers.

With straightforward text and color illustrations, Practical Astronomy covers all the basics amateur astronomers need to know. Astronomer Storm Dunlop explains how to observe the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope. Aspiring astronomers will learn how to find constellations and visible planets before locating more challenging phenomena.

The book also includes: Full coverage of comets, planets, major stars, constellations, nebulae, the Milky Way and other galaxiesThe latest star chartsInstructions for using star maps and planispheresColor images and maps by celestial cartographer, Wil TirionDirections for recording observations with photography and drawingsThe latest images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Practical Astronomy is an ideal astronomy how-to manual for beginners.

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