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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Themby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Deals with observing dramatic and often bizarre cosmic events. This title explains what these events are, what we know of their physics, and how amateur astronomers can observe them. more...

  • Measure Solar System Objects and Their Movements for Yourself!by John D. Clark

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Shows amateur astronomers how to measure the basic size and distance statistics for the solar system for themselves. more...

  • Make Time for the Starsby Antony Cooke

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Imaging systems enable time-pressed astronomers to take excellent astrophotographs of many objects without the hours-long exposures that used to be a feature of this aspect of astronomy. This book showcases a wide array of quickly performed astronomical projects, including various novel approaches to observing. 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 Caldwell Objects and How to Observe Themby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    The Messier's catalog of 109 'non-stellar' objects is still used by amateur astronomers as a guide to interesting objects to view and image. In 1995, the notable English astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore published his own catalog of a further 109 objects, to complement the Messier catalog and provide an extended list of fascinating... more...

  • Faint Objects and How to Observe Themby Brian Cudnik

    Springer 2012; US$ 34.95

    Faint Objects and How to Observe Them is for visual observers who are equipped with a 10-inch or larger astronomical telescope and who want to "go deep" with their observing. It provides a guide to some of the most distant, dim, and rarely observed objects in the sky, supported by background information on surveys and objects lists - some... 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... more...