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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

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  • The Star Atlas Companionby Philip M. Bagnall

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 43.54

    Conventional star atlases are great for locating constellations and individual stars but The Star Atlas Companion goes one step further and describes the physical properties of more than 1,100 stars. With the aid of scale diagrams, the reader can get a real sense of the sizes, shapes, distances, and surface features of many of the stars visible... more...

  • The Star Bookby Peter Grego

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 4.50 US$ 3.69

    An Introduction to Stargazing and the Solar System is an introductory section taken from The Star Book that guides you through the night skies, from the history and lives of the stars, to deep-sky objects beyond the Milky Way, and the Celestial Sphere. Followed by an introductory guide to the solar system with high quality images and observational... more...

  • Hollywood im Weltallby Thomas Eversberg

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 9.15

    Ein Jahrtausendereignis - ein technischer Triumph: Menschen waren auf dem Mond! Oder - und kann das überhaupt möglich sein? - sind wir einer Täuschung unterlegen? Einer politisch motivierten globalen Inszenierung, deren Bilder und Filme in einem Studio entstanden sind?  (Aus dem Video-Trailer zum Buch) ?Hollywood im Weltall? handelt von... more...

  • Stargazing For Dummiesby Steve Owens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 14.99 US$ 11.99

    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... more...

  • Good Night Worldby Adam Gamble; Cooper Kelly

    Good Night Books 2011; US$ 2.99

    Perfect for parents who wish to share a love of nature with their children, this soothing bedtime story celebrates the Earth?s natural wonders during a trip across the globe to visit many of the planet?s most spectacular places. Fostering an appreciation for nature?s beauty with a message of conservation and environmentalism, the journey takes place... more...

  • Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes: Volume 2by Michael A. Covington

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    A unique guide introducing the latest modern resources available to amateur observers. more...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen Tonkin

    Springer London 2007; US$ 24.43

    This book contains everything an astronomer needs to know about binocular observing. The book takes an in-depth look at the instruments themselves. It has sections on evaluating and buying binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and accessories. more...

  • Pattern Asterismsby John Chiravalle

    Springer London 2007; US$ 34.22

    This book provides a learning tool to facilitate identifying patterns and stars in the sky with binoculars or at most a low-power telescope. It reflects a new aspect of astronomy that does not involve serious science ? but makes it easy to learn about the night sky. more...

  • A Walk through the Southern Skyby Milton Heifetz; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

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

  • L'astrofilo modernoby A. Carbognani; Martin Mobberley

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 9.15

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