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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • Mars and How to Observe Itby Peter Grego

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 38.46

    This book details how amateur and practical astronomers can successfully observe Mars. It uses recent imagery and data to present an up-to-date guide to Mars' geological history and contains a unique set of maps that cover the entire Martian surface. more...

  • Star-Craving Madby Fred Watson

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.90

    A journey through time and space with Australia's best known astronomer, Fred Watson more...

  • Marsby Markus Hotakainen

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 26.65

    This absorbing book tells the story of Mars since the dawn of mankind's curiosity for celestial wonders. It covers everything, right from our ancient beliefs, through the revolution in our concepts of the cosmos around us in the 1600s, to the present day knowledge and beyond. more...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 43.96

    A valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and... more...

  • Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomyby Paul G. Abel

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 32.97

    This book details the methods and practices of visual amateur astronomy and explains how to produce an accurate scientific record of visual observations, using no more than a moderate size commercially made astronomical telescope. more...

  • The Environmental Model of Marsby K. Szego

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The twenty-two papers contained in this volume have been selected from the Proceedings of the 2nd COSPAR Colloquium. The exploration of planet Mars will be the focal point of the planetary missions in the coming years, so the investigation of the surface and the upper layers of the soil is of primary importance. The major space agencies are actively... more...

  • Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wondersby Robert Bruce Thompson; Barbara Fritchman Thompson

    Maker Media, Inc 2007; US$ 23.99

    With the advent of inexpensive, high-power telescopes priced at under $250, amateur astronomy is now within the reach of anyone, and this is the ideal book to get you started. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders offers you a guide to the equipment you need, and shows you how and where to find hundreds of spectacular objects in the deep... more...

  • The Caldwell Objects and How to Observe Themby Martin Mobberley

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.55

    Messier?s catalog of 109 "non-stellar" objects is a classic astronomy guide. In 1995, British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore published his own catalog of 109 further objects. This book discusses Moore and his objects, and it describes how to find them. more...