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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.99

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination and the Birth of a World (Text Only)by Oliver Morton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A narrative history of the men and women who have explored Mars and mapped its surface from afar, and in so doing conditioned our understanding of our nearest planetary neighbour. 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...

  • 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...

  • Geographies of Marsby K. Maria D. Lane

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    One of the first maps of Mars, published by an Italian astronomer in 1877, with its pattern of canals, fueled belief in intelligent life forms on the distant red planet—a hope that continued into the 1960s. Although the Martian canals have long since been dismissed as a famous error in the history of science, K. Maria D. Lane argues that... more...