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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • The Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 94.95

    The Data Book of Astronomy is a one-stop reference for astronomers at all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced observers. Filled with data about the Earth, Moon, the planets, the stars, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep space, it also reveals the latest scientific discoveries about black holes, quasars, and the origins of the... more...

  • The Geology of Marsby Mary Chapman

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 80.00

    A 2007 reference on the geological evolution of Mars for students and researchers of planetary science. more...

  • Real Astronomy with Small Telescopesby Michael Gainer

    Springer London 2007; US$ 29.95

    This book demonstrates the use of an 80mm refractor and shows how it can be used as a real scientific instrument. Users will find many activities and projects suitable for an 80mm refractor or 90mm reflector or Maksutov that have not been published elsewhere. more...

  • Make Time for the Starsby Antony Cooke

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    Many amateur astronomers are short of time and this book showcases a wide array of quickly performed astronomical projects. It includes various novel or new approaches to observing, and there are practical tips for maximizing time at the telescope. more...

  • 2011 Australian Skyguideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2010; US$ 15.95

    The celestial equivalent of a street directory! Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly star maps, diagrams and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia, easy calculations allow you to determine when the Sun, Moon... more...

  • The Practical Astronomerby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    For anyone who's ever looked at the night sky and wanted to know more about the galaxy around them, The Practical Astronomer offers a comprehensive guide to discovering and understanding the mysteries of the solar system and beyond. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and artwork, and using clear, easy-to-follow text, The Practical... more...

  • Starfinderby Carole Stott; Giles Sparrow

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 25.00

    Find everything you need to observe, understand and enjoy the night sky in this complete guide for star watchers. Pick up the handy visual guide and find out what you'll need to get started and when to look for stars, plus explore a complete introduction to the Solar System. Use the planisphere to navigate the entire sky any time of night, throughout... more...

  • 3,000 Deep-Sky Objectsby Ted Aranda

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book lists 3,000 deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere, described as they appear in the author's powerful binocular telescope. The contents are organized by position for easy identification, and indexed by name and catalog numbers. more...

  • Celestial Delightsby Francis Reddy

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 44.95

    Integrating extensive graphics with an 8-year astronomical calendar, this book presents sky events geared to naked-eye and binocular viewing. It is arranged by ease of observation ? lunar phases and brighter planets, solar eclipses, the aurora through comets. more...

  • Faint Objects and How to Observe Themby Brian Cudnik

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 34.95

    Aimed at observers with 10-inch or larger telescopes, this guide to some of the most distant, dim, and rarely observed celestial objects is supported by background information on surveys and objects lists?some familiar, such as Caldwell, and some less so. more...