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Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers
     

Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers

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by Alan M. MacRobert, Fred Schaaf (Foreword by)
 
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:
03/01/1994
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.62(d)

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Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.