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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 30-Second Astronomyby Francois Fressin

    Icon Books 2013; US$ 11.65

    How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone?s... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Marsby Stuart Murray

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Learn all about Earth's closest neighbor in this unprecedented guide to the red planet. Including up-to-the-minute data from NASA''s ongoing explorations, this amazing resource tells the whole story from Mars'' mystical significance in early cultures to the ambitious future plans for manned-flight explorations. Featuring beautiful full-color photography,... more...

  • The Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2010; 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...

  • Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasuresby Stephen James O'Meara

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 43.00

    An original selection of 109 deep-sky objects for observers worldwide. more...