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The Casual Sky Observer s Guide

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The Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide offers an observing program for occasional amateur observers looking for some quick, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. In the real world, where time for observing is limited, the weather is seldom perfect, and expensive equipment is not an option, amateur astronomy may not be seen as a worthwhile activity. However, portable and quick-to-set-up instruments are available. A pair of binoculars or a small telescope fills the bill. And the way to make the most of these instruments is described in the Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide. Not only does the book feature the best and brightest showpieces of the heavens; it also provides a great deal of physical and environmental data as well as lots of fascinating information and beautiful illustrations that provide a unique perspective on the many treasures within and beyond our home galaxy, the Milky Way--stars, star clusters, other galaxies, and nebulae, all within reach of binoculars or a small telescope.

Webb Society Deep sky Observer s Handbook Double stars

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Observer s Guide to Star Clusters

Author : Mike Inglis
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Amateur astronomers of all expertise from beginner to experienced will find this a thorough star cluster atlas perfect for easy use at the telescope or through binoculars. It enables practical observers to locate the approximate positions of objects in the sky, organized by constellation. This book was specifically designed as an atlas and written for easy use in field conditions. The maps are in black-and-white so that they can be read by the light of a red LED observer’s reading light. The clusters and their names/numbers are printed in bold black, against a “grayed-out” background of stars and constellation figures. To be used as a self-contained reference, the book provides the reader with detailed and up-to-date coverage of objects visible with small-, medium-, and large-aperture telescopes, and is equally useful for simple and computer-controlled telescopes. In practice, GO-TO telescopes can usually locate clusters accurately enough to be seen in a low-magnification eyepiece, but this of course first requires that the observer knows what is visible in the sky at a given time and from a given location, so as to input a locatable object. This is where "The Observer's Guide to Star Clusters" steps in as an essential aid to finding star clusters to observe and an essential piece of equipment for all amateur astronomers.

Deep Sky Observer s Guide

Author : Neil Bone
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'Deep Sky' refers to the universe beyond our own solar system. Using binoculars or telescopes, any sky-gazer can become a deep sky observer. Deep Sky Observer's Guide looks beyond individual stars to target: Star clusters Double Stars Nebulae Galaxies. The Deep Sky Observer's Guide introduces the basics of observing and explains what equipment is required. A chapter is devoted to each type of deep sky target. There are more than 200 such objects featured, with 126 color illustrations and star-finder charts. The Deep Sky Observer Guide is also available in a convenient pack (ISBN: 1-55407-025-2) that comes with deep sky charts and an observing calendar.

The Florida Night Sky

Author : Elinor De Wire
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The Florida night sky is a source of fascination, inspiration, and enjoyment. Whether your aim is a casual appreciation of the heavens or a serious study of astronomy, The Florida Night Sky will get you started on a rewarding journey of cosmic discovery, beginning with how the known universe is organized and where Florida fits into the picture. Every place on earth has its own singular view of the stars and Florida is no different. Theres an enviable openness to the Florida landscape and flat horizon, allowing for a broader view of the sky in all directions. The warm, snowless winter nights, with their long periods of darkness, are ideal for stargazing, and Florida's position near the tropics offers a view of the four stars in the Southern Cross in the spring and early summer. The two coasts offer stunning views of the sun rising and setting in the water--watch for the Green Flash as the sun finally drops into the ocean on the Gulf Coast. An ideal starting point for those who want to learn about the Florida night sky and enjoy its treasures, this book also serves as a helpful reference for serious amateur astronomers. Step outside, look up, and get acquainted with the Florida night. The rewards will surprise and delight you.

Observer s Guide to Halley s Comet

Author : James Muirden
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Webb Society Deep sky Observer s Handbook

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Webb Society Deep sky Observer s Handbook

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Recommended Reference Books

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
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An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

The Observer s Handbook

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A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

Author : Jay M. Pasachoff
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Provides information about stars and planets, including star maps.

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium sized Libraries and Media Centers 1983

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
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Essential for reference work and indispensable for collection development, this book allows librarians to locate the best new works in a given field through its convenient subject arrangement; to consult other published reviews from the citations provided; and to compare price, scope, and coverage of reference books in a particular subject area.

The Astronomical Almanac 2021 2025

Author : Richard Bartlett
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Written by a former freelance writer for Astronomy magazine, the guide provides almost daily data and information on the Moon and planets and lists details of hundreds of astronomical events. Included in the guide are: * Graphical depictions of the Moon and planets throughout the month * Data tables for the Moon and planets including position, magnitude, apparent diameter and elongation from the Sun. * Conjunctions between the Moon, planets and bright stars (including angular separations for planetary conjunctions.) * Lunar and Solar eclipses * Annual summaries of when to observe the planets * Annual summaries of notable close planetary conjunctions * Peak dates for the major meteor showers with moon phase * Inferior and superior conjunctions for Mercury and Venus * Greatest eastern and western elongations for Mercury and Venus * Oppositions and solar conjunctions for the outer planets * Dates of the equinoxes and solstices PLUS * Twenty-four star charts with accompanying lists of suggested deep sky objects Whether you're an expert astronomer or a casual star gazer, the almanac is the essential guide for observers everywhere. Praise for previous editions: "Packed with information - Very helpful resource for lunar and planetary astronomy." - Michael Wardell, December 4th, 2019 (Amazon US) "Lots of great info1 Very thorough, very helpful!" - an_instructional_sys_designer, November 28th 2019 (Amazon US) "Great Events Data for Astronomy and Astrophotography!" - Richard, November 24th 2019 (Amazon US) "Excellent production highlighting astronomical events on a daily basis for the next five years." - A. K. Love, March 19th 2019 (Amazon UK) "Valuable data to help me plan and execute my astrophotography hobby" - Amazon Customer, January 30th 2019 (Amazon US) "Another great book for Astronomers - Another great contribution to the Astronomy hobby by Richard who is well known for writing easy to use and well thought out books for Astronomers." - Pete W, June 17th 2018 (Amazon UK)

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Author : Patrick Moore
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Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

Deep sky Observing with Small Telescopes

Author : David J. Eicher
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Astronomy Now

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The Edmund Sky Guide

Author : Terence Dickinson
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Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Night Sky using step-by-step technique for discovering the night sky with the unaided eye, telescope, or camera. This booklet offers pages of simplified maps, tables, diagrams, and text to help you find your way around the heavens without setting circles or memorizing constellations.

Recent Publications in Natural History

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Webb Society Deep Sky Observer s Handbook

Author : Kenneth Glyn Jones
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Mercury

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