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Stars & Planets
Stars & Planets
by Ian Ridpath
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Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy... (read more)

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Star Clusters
Star Clusters
by Brent Archinal
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This book covers, in just under 500 pages, star clusters, globular clusters, asterisms and other objects that have been misidentified as such. It is both a descriptive text of the historical study and astrophysics of some the youngest (open clusters) and... (read more)

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Nightwatch : Practical Guide To Viewing the Universe (4TH 06 Edition)
Nightwatch : Practical Guide To Viewing the Universe (4TH 06 Edition)
by Terence Dickinson
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Why people write Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded. How writing began in different parts of the world How climate and available materials affected the forms of writing The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it... (read more)

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
by National Audubon Society
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The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way... (read more)

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Sky Atlas 2000.0 Companion, 2nd Edition: Descriptions and Data for All 2,700 Star Clusters, Nebulae, and Galaxies Shown in Sky Atlas 2000.0, 2nd Editi
Sky Atlas 2000.0 Companion, 2nd Edition: Descriptions and Data for All 2,700 Star Clusters, Nebulae, and Galaxies Shown in Sky Atlas 2000.0, 2nd Editi
by Robert Strong
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This essential astronomical reference features an alphabetical listing of every deep-sky object plotted in Sky Atlas 2000.0, Second Edition. The main section describes each star cluster, nebula, and galaxy with cross-references to chart numbers, while a... (read more)

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Night Sky Tracker: Backyard Astronomer's Logbook
Night Sky Tracker: Backyard Astronomer's Logbook
by Leslie Alan Horvitz
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This handy astronomers' helper is specially designed for outdoor use at night, featuring a rubberized PCV cover with wraparound flap and snap for protection against nighttime dew, and a hidden spiral binding. The cover has glow-in-the dark markings, so... (read more)

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Burnhams Celestial Handbook Volume 3
Burnhams Celestial Handbook Volume 3
by Robert Jr Burnham
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A unique and necessary reference for amateurs and professionals alike, with comprehensive coverage of the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system—but within the range of two- to twelve-inch telescopes. The objects are grouped... (read more)

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Burnhams Celestial Handbook Volume 1 Rev Edition
Burnhams Celestial Handbook Volume 1 Rev Edition
by Robert Jr Burnham
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A unique and necessary reference for amateurs and professionals alike, with comprehensive coverage of the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system—but within the range of two- to twelve-inch telescopes. The objects are grouped... (read more)

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Utah Starwatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky
Utah Starwatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky
by Mike Lynch
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Written in a folksy, down-to-earth style, this user-friendly guide to the night sky is designed for beginner and intermediate stargazers ages twelve and up. It begins with chapters explaining the stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies—and what... (read more)

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The Moon Almanac
The Moon Almanac
by Kim Long
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Your Complete Guide to Moon Facts and Sights in 2012!The first of its kind, The 2012 Moon Almanac packs essential information on all things lunar into one handy annual reference. With this almanac, you’ll have at your fingertips: ● The rising... (read more)

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Exploring the Solar System with Binoculars: A Beginner's Guide to the Sun, Moon and Planets
Exploring the Solar System with Binoculars: A Beginner's Guide to the Sun, Moon and Planets
by Stephen James Omeara
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In this journey of discovery, Stephen James O'Meara shows you how to observe our Solar System's wonders with ease, using nothing more than the unaided eye and inexpensive handheld binoculars. The guide presents a new way to identify and appreciate the... (read more)

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Constellation Handbook
Constellation Handbook
by Antonin Rukl
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Chock-full of glorious photographs, charts, and maps--with images on virtually every spread--this ultimate celestial guidebook answers all beginners' questions. Locate every constellation and star grouping; use the meridian to establish when each... (read more)

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Discovering the Universe 6th Edition
Discovering the Universe 6th Edition
by Neil Comins
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This text is for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). The book's main theme is the process of scientific discovery, and readers will encounter spectacular sights, landmark experiments and... (read more)

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Mapping the Sky: The Essential Guide to Astronomy
Mapping the Sky: The Essential Guide to Astronomy
by Leïla Haddad and Alain Cirou
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Mapping the Sky combines a practical how-to guide to star-watching with the fascinating history of astronomical discovery. In part one, author Leïla Haddad tells how the universe has been understood and explored; starting with ancient Greek... (read more)

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Practical Astronomy
Practical Astronomy
by Storm Dunlop
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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... (read more)

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The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe Through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars
The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe Through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars
by Fred Schaaf
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"Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky-what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like-has encouraged tens of thousands of people to turn... (read more)

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Bedford Catalogue: From A Cycle of Celestial Objects
Bedford Catalogue: From A Cycle of Celestial Objects
by William H. Smyth
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This book has long been regarded as the patriarch of celestial observing guides. What makes it so special is that it is the first true celestial Baedeker and not just another "cold" catalogue of mere numbers and data. Like the original Baedeker travel... (read more)

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Astronomy Manual: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide (Owner's Workshop Manual)
Astronomy Manual: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide (Owner's Workshop Manual)
by Jane A. Green
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This innovative Haynes Manual presents in-depth information about all the practical aspects of astronomy. Written with style and enthusiasm by a dedicated amateur and extensively illustrated, this book applies the Haynes approach to a popular and... (read more)

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Walk Through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends
Walk Through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends
by Milton D. Heifetz and Wil Tirion
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Clear instructions and simplified maps for the younger star spotter.... (read more)

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Atlas of the Skies: Journeying Between the Stars and Planets in the Discovery of the Universe
Atlas of the Skies: Journeying Between the Stars and Planets in the Discovery of the Universe
by T&j
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Nowadays we have stopped watching the sky. We are so submerged by our towns' lights, constantly busy, hypnotised by the television, that we hardly have time to contemplate the sky at night.We forget the stars' beauty, the planet's slow sliding, the lunar... (read more)

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