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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders : From Novice to Master Observer - Robert Thompson

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

From Novice to Master Observer


Published: 9th November 2007
For Ages: 11 - 17 years old
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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 sky -- double and multiple stars as well as spectacular star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
You get a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts and terminology of astronomy, and specific advice about choosing, buying, using, and maintaining the equipment required for observing. "The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders" is designed to be used in the field under the special red-colored lighting used by astronomers, and includes recommended observing targets for beginners and intermediate observers alike. You get detailed start charts and specific information about the best celestial objects.
The objects in this book were chosen to help you meet the requirements for several lists of objects compiled by The Astronomical League (http: //www.astroleague.org) or the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (http: //www.rasc.ca): Messier Club. Binocular Messier Club Urban Observing Club Deep Sky Binocular Club Double Star Club RASC Finest NGC List Completing the list for a particular observing club entitles anyone who is a member of the Astronomical League or RASC to an award, which includes a certificate and, in some cases, a lapel pin.
This book is perfect for amateur astronomers, students, teachers, or anyone who is ready to dive into this rewarding hobby. Who knows? You might even find a new object, like amateur astronomer Jay McNeil. On a clear cold night in January 2004, he spotted a previously undiscovered celestial object near Orion, now called McNeil's Nebula. Discover what awaits you in the night sky with the "Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders."

Constellation Guide
Andromedap. 66
Aquariusp. 74
Aquilap. 84
Ariesp. 90
Aurigap. 94
Bootesp. 102
Camelopardalisp. 108
Cancerp. 118
Canes Venaticip. 124
Canis Majorp. 140
Capricornusp. 146
Cassiopeiap. 150
Cepheusp. 166
Cetusp. 178
Coma Berenicesp. 184
Corona Borealisp. 204
Corvusp. 208
Cygnusp. 214
Delphinusp. 230
Dracop. 234
Eridanusp. 244
Geminip. 250
Herculesp. 256
Hydrap. 264
Lacertap. 274
Leop. 280
Leo Minorp. 290
Lepusp. 296
Librap. 300
Lynxp. 302
Lyrap. 308
Monocerosp. 314
Ophiuchusp. 326
Orionp. 340
Pegasusp. 356
Perseusp. 362
Piscesp. 376
Puppisp. 382
Sagittap. 392
Sagittariusp. 396
Scorpiusp. 416
Sculptorp. 424
Scutump. 428
Serpensp. 434
Sextansp. 442
Taurusp. 446
Triangulump. 458
Ursa Majorp. 462
Virgop. 480
Vulpeculap. 500
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ISBN: 9780596526856
ISBN-10: 0596526857
Series: Diy Science
Audience: General
For Ages: 11 - 17 years old
For Grades: 6 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 9th November 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 20.4  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 1.2