Turn Left at Orion

Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them
Author: Guy Consolmagno,Dan M. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108698255
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 7517
With over 150,000 copies sold since its first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. This unique guidebook to the night sky shows you how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets actually look through a small telescope, while its large pages and spiral binding allow for use outside. Along with updated star names and astronomical information, this new edition provides links to a dedicated webpage with up-to-date tables and images, and an improved planets chapter. The many Dobsonian-friendly images and small telescope views have been revised to account for changes in modern telescope technology, such as larger field of view eyepieces. With dedicated chapters on Northern and Southern Hemisphere objects, it's never been easier to explore the night sky, wherever you are. Additional resources are available on the accompanying website: www.cambridge.org/turnleft.

Turn Right At Orion

Author: Mitchell Begelman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465012169
Category: Science
Page: 272
View: 1717
Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, discovered sixty million years in Earth's future-the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odyssey. Astrophysicist Mitchell Begelman takes the reader to far distant shores, across a vast ocean of time, in a narrative style that zips along at just below light speed. We travel to the center of the Milky Way, witness the births and deaths of stars and of planets, and almost perish in the crushing forces at the perimeter of a black hole-and all the while Begelman explains in clear and vibrant prose how things work the way they do in the cosmos. Turn Right at Orion is a serious science book that reads like fiction.


Your Visa to Viewing the Universe
Author: Robert A. Garfinkle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521598897
Category: Science
Page: 360
View: 1942
Star-hopping--using easily seen bright stars to locate fainter celestial objects in the night sky--is a basic and essential technique for all star gazers, novice and veteran alike. Robert Garfinkle shows you how to locate the many stellar objects usually overlooked by the untrained eye. Two or more detailed star hops for each month of the year, which can be read in any order, take you on a trip through the night sky, opening new doors of discovery and reinforcing star-hopping methods and techniques. With Garfinkle's able guidance, learn to take the Messier Marathon--a night-long hop across the skies. Additional basic astronomy skills are carefully outlined, including reading star charts, finding celestial directions, understanding telescope types, and using light pollution filters. A lively history of the universe and the ancient myths and legends of the sky round out the text. This is an essential guide for sky gazers who want to get the most out of their evening sky explorations.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793902
Category: Nature
Page: 213
View: 6754
Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

Deep-sky Wonders

A Tour of the Universe with Sky & Telescope's Sue French
Author: Sue C. French
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554077939
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 7787
Collects some of the author's "Deep-Sky Wonders" columns, arranged by season and month, providing one hundred in-depth tours of the nighttime sky.

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

From Novice to Master Observer
Author: Robert Thompson,Barbara Thompson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596526857
Category: Nature
Page: 519
View: 3234
Offers basic information about astronomy, including its terminology, the best equipment to purchase for stargazing, and images of over one hundred objects to view in the night sky such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Seeing Stars

The Night Sky Through Small Telescopes
Author: C. R. Kitchin,Robert W. Forrest
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447106210
Category: Science
Page: 186
View: 9509
This essential and highly-illustrated guide is for anyone taking their first steps in observational astronomy. It shows what you can expect to see, helping you get the most from your equipment. This unique book gives amateurs the guidance and assurance they need to become more proficient observers.


A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1552093026
Category: Nature
Page: 176
View: 3713
Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Celestial Sampler

60 Small-Scope Tours for Starlit Nights
Author: Sue French,Richard Tresch Fienberg
Publisher: Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9781931559287
Category: Science
Page: 169
View: 3257
Take a tour of the universe with Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Sue French. With 60 Small Scope Sampler columns, you will be out and exploring the wonders if the night sky in no time. Most of the objects are visible in a 4-inch telescope, making this full-color and easy-to-use book perfect for the backyard astronomer!

Astronomy Hacks

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596100605
Category: Nature
Page: 388
View: 6503
Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.

See It with a Small Telescope

101 Cosmic Wonders Including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and More
Author: Will Kalif
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612437745
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 5263
Have Fun Exploring the Stars with Close-up Views of Space Objects Right from Your Own Backyard Take the mystery and struggle out of discovering new worlds. With hands-on tips, tricks and instructions, this book allows you to unleash the full power of your small telescope and view amazing space objects right from your own backyard, including: • Saturn’s Rings • Jupiter’s Moons • Apollo 11's Landing Site • Orion Nebula • Andromeda Galaxy • Polaris Double Star • Pegasus Globular Cluster • And much, much more!

365 starry nights

an introduction to astronomy for every night of the year
Author: Chet Raymo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Science
Page: 225
View: 4812

Star-hopping for Backyard Astronomers

Author: Alan M. MacRobert
Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780933346680
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 5758
Introduces amateur astronomy, explains how to use sky maps, binoculars, and telescopes, and suggests fourteen separate tours of the night sky

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope
Author: Bob King
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143113
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 4851
Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.

The Stars

A New Way to See Them
Author: H. A. Rey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547132808
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
View: 3035
A simple guide to the location and recognition of stars and constellations presents the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Simultaneous.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing
Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507207816
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 2674
A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos

Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer
Author: David Dickinson
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624145450
Category: Science
Page: 240
View: 5584
The Definitive Resource for Viewing the Night Sky David Dickinson, Earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky. The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. This comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos. Take your recreational viewing to the next level with activities like: Finding comets and asteroids Tracking variable stars Monitoring meteor showers Following solar activity Tracking satellites Timing lunar and asteroid occultations With star charts, practical background information, technological resources and telescope and astrophotography guides, this is the ultimate resource for any backyard space enthusiast.

The Heavens Proclaim

Astronomy and the Vatican : a Book
Author: Guy Consolmagno
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 9781592766451
Category: Religion
Page: 231
View: 3743
In honor of the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first astronomical observations, the Vatican and its century-old Observatory present "The Heavens Proclaim," an incredible demonstration of the beauty of the universe and the Catholic Church's role in its exploration.

Stargazing for Beginners

A User-Friendly Guide for Locating and Understanding Constellations
Author: John Mosley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9781565658219
Category: Science
Page: 128
View: 8977
Describes the constellations and explains how to locate them in the night sky, provides monthly star charts, and discusses lunar and solar eclipses