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A fresh, action-oriented approach to exploring the starry heavens. Includes 12 monthly all-sky constellation charts.
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A fresh, action-oriented approach to exploring the starry heavens. Includes 12 monthly all-sky constellation charts.
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An introduction to the joys of amateur astronomy that introduces the technique of "star-hopping"--jumping from one recognizable star to another to locate less conspicuous celestial objects nearby. Each "star-hop" is adapted from articles appearing in Sky & Telescope magazine and includes maps, object descriptions, and photographs. Published by Sky Publishing Corp., 49 Bay State Rd., Cambridge, MA 02138. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780933346680
  • Publisher: Sky Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Finding Your Way in the Sky
Binoculars: Halfway to a Telescope
About Telescopes
Using Your Telescope
Star-hopping: Using a Map at the Telescope
Secrets of Deep Sky Observing
1. A Binocular Tour of Orion's Belt
2. Clusters in the Heart of Auriga
3. From Capella into Western Wilds
4. The Depths of Monoceros
5. Among the Gemini Twins
6. A Springtime Galaxy Hunt
7. Across the Big Dipper's Bowl
8. At the Head of Ophiuchus
9. Up from Antares
10. Plumbing the Depths of Lyra
11. A Meander in the Summer Milky Way
12. Along the Northern Cross
13. Deneb and the North American Nebula
14. A Walk Through Cassiopia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2002

    Well Worth The Price.

    I found this to be an excellent beginners book on the topic. Easy to understand, it never assumes you know what the author is talking about. The author's enthusiasm is obvious and contagious. An enjoyable read.

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