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NightWatch

The third edition of Nightwatch continues its tradition of being the best handbook for the beginning astronomer. Terence Dickinson covers all the problems beginners face, starting with the fact that the night sky does not look the way a modern city-dweller expects. He discusses light pollution, how to choose binoculars and telescopes, how to pronounce the names of stars and constellations, telescope mounts, averted vision, and why the harvest moon looks especially bright. Most of the lovely photographs in the book were taken by amateurs, which gives the section on astrophotography a particularly inspirational gleam.

 

Nightwatch, Fourth Edition is a most user friendly book that covers everything. The beginner is led from the basic understanding of stars and planets to reading star charts. The intermediate astronomer is also catered to with a wealth of sky maps. Each new step is followed with diagrams, that proves visual aiding in quick comprehension. Nightwatch makes learning astronomy fun and educational for all ages.

Table of Contents

1. Discovering the Cosmos
2. The Universe in Eleven Steps
3. Backyard Astronomy
4. Stars for All Seasons
5. Stargazing Equipment
6. Probing the Depths
7. The Planets
8. Moon and Sun
9. Solar and Lunar Eclipses
10. Comets, Meteors, and Auroras
11. Photographing the Night Sky
12. Resources


Our price: $29.95 (€26.06)
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