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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

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  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.39

    The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow... more...

  • The Casual Sky Observer's Guideby Rony De Laet

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    "The Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide" offers an observing program for occasional amateur observers looking for some quick, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. In the real world, where time for observing is limited, the weather is seldom perfect, and expensive equipment is not an option, amateur astronomy may not be seen as a... more...

  • The Monthly Sky Guideby Ian Ridpath; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 14.00

    Fully revised and updated guide to the night sky, now in full colour. more...

  • A Walk through the Heavensby Milton D. Heifetz; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the night sky and their myths and legends. more...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen F. Tonkin

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Talking about binocular observing, this book takes a look at the instruments themselves. It has sections on evaluating and buying binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and accessories. In addition, there is a selection of fifty fine objects to be seen with 50mm and 100mm binoculars. more...

  • Pattern Asterismsby John Chiravalle

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Provides a learning tool to facilitate identifying patterns and stars in the sky. This catalogue includes star pictures, dot-to-dot outlines of the objects, and an artistic image next to the star patterns. It provides size, stellar magnitudes, and coordinates, along with north direction, star-hopping instructions and Sky Atlas 2000 references. more...

  • The Observer's Yearby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Sir Patrick Moore has written and updated this book to highlight special objects of interest on every night of the year. Beginning January 1st, he works through the year night by night, highlighting the most rewarding targets, updated until the year 2010. more...

  • L'astrofilo modernoby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    In meno di due decenni lastronomia amatoriale ha cambiato volto. Il motivo, naturalmente, il progresso tecnologico. Telescopi economici, ma di alta qualit, montature "go-to" controllate dal computer, autoguide, camere CCD, videocamere e (come sempre) computer e Internet sono soltanto alcuni degli elementi che hanno rivoluzionato lastronomia... more...

  • Un anno intero sotto il cieloby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Ci sono 365 notti in un anno (366 se bisestile) e per l?astrofilo non ce ne sono mai due uguali. Il cielo ogni notte propone un suo show che ha per protagonisti migliaia di oggetti come stelle, costellazioni, pianeti, nebulose, da riconoscere uno ad uno, da ammirare e studiare. Sir Patrick Moore ? celeberrimo conduttore televisivo inglese, astrofilo... more...