Picking up where Skywatching left off, here is an invaluable, advanced observer's primer and field guide to the night sky.
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There are numerous great books on astronomy, but this is one of the best. I especially appreciate the 20 'starhopping' guides to some of the great sites (sights) in the night sky. These guides have charts which are designed to be used with a red light (as you would use when observing) and have been extremely useful to me in the field. Even the picturesque titles of each guide, such as 'A Hop Around the Big Dipper', 'A Stroll Around the Sombrero', 'Towards the Heart of Our Galaxy', 'Jewels in Cancer and Gemini', and 'A Galaxy Feast in the Furnace', make one excited to want to explore the night sky! I hope they come out with another edition including more of these guides.
I have taken this book out of the library for the past 4 months! I have a telescope but am lost without this book. It is so easy to understand yet, gets into much detail for advances viewers. I liked how it wasn't just start charts but was a whole review on the globular cluters, nebulae, galaxies, and other objects in the night sky. It has wonderful colored pictures of each object it describede and a lot of captions to show you what you are looking at. It is one of the best 'Help! I I am Lost' books you can get.