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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescopeby Philip Pugh

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    "Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope" contains descriptions and photographs of the 103 Messier objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. The photographs show how the objects appear through a 127mm Maksutov (and other instruments, where applicable). The visual... more...

  • 3,000 Deep-Sky Objectsby Ted Aranda

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    This title is a comprehensive set of visual descriptions of deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere. It is a record of the most extensive and systematic visual survey of the sky ever done in modern times. 3,000 deep-sky objects are listed with short descriptions of the visual appearance in the author's powerful binocular telescope.... more...

  • Celestial Delightsby Francis Reddy

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    Celestial Delights is essentially a 'TV Guide' for teh sky. This will be its third edition. This title, which has aggregated sales of about 20,000 copies to date in its two previous editions and has found a niche with skygazers, is much awaited. Through extensive graphics integrated with an eight-year-long calendar of sky events, it provides... more...

  • A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objectsby Michael D. Inglis

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    This star guide enables amateur astronomers to focus on a class of object, and using an observation list that begins with the easiest object, find and move progressively over a period of months to more difficult targets. Includes detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable... more...

  • The Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 91.95

    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$ 72.00

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

  • Human Vision and The Night Skyby Michael Borgia

    Springer 2006; US$ 29.95

    Suitable for amateur astronomers who are readers of "Sky" and "Telescope" magazine or similar astronomy periodicals. This book begins with teaching astronomers to use their most important astronomy tool, their eyes. Then, it discusses how to select the right telescope. more...

  • Lights in the Skyby Michael Maunder

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Many lights and other objects in the sky go unrecognised, or at least are little understood by those observing them. And there is still a residuum of objects that remain unidentified by the watcher - classed generally as 'UFOs'. This title presents an identification guide, very much like the "plant identifier" sections found in a... more...

  • Planet Marsby François Forget; François Costard; Philippe Lognonné

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Give an insight of Mars by adopting an outline based on history rather than on subtopic (atmosphere, surface, interior). This work looks at its evolution, and incorporates the results from the space missions of Mars Express, Spirit and Opportunity. It also examines its formation from the ashes of dead stars, more than 4 5 billion years ago. more...

  • The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe Themby James Mullaney

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Deep-sky observers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. This guide offers an opportunity to retrace the footsteps of Sir William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus and arguably the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer. It lists various impressive of Herschel's star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. more...