The New Astronomy Guide: Stargazing in the Digital Age

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Bring astronomy down from the mountaintops and into the backyard with this one-stop stargazing manual from Sir Patrick Moore and Pete Lawrence, stars of the BBC's The Sky at Night. These days, affordable telescopes, cameras, and software make it easy for anyone to explore the heavens. Here is all the information amateur astronomers need to proceed, including a month-by-month sky guide, a large wall poster of all the constellations visible ...
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Overview

Bring astronomy down from the mountaintops and into the backyard with this one-stop stargazing manual from Sir Patrick Moore and Pete Lawrence, stars of the BBC's The Sky at Night. These days, affordable telescopes, cameras, and software make it easy for anyone to explore the heavens. Here is all the information amateur astronomers need to proceed, including a month-by-month sky guide, a large wall poster of all the constellations visible from Earth, and a detailed map of the Moon.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781780970646
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,428,614
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Patrick Moore is the presenter of the world's longest-running television program--BBC TV's The Sky at Night, which was first broadcast in 1957. He is author of more than 100 books and has played a unique role in astronomy education and popularizing science for six decades. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
 
Pete Lawrence appears regularly on The Sky at Night, demonstrating practical astronomy with an emphasis on what can be seen in the night sky that month. He is an expert observer and photographer, and is known for spectacular astronomical images, several of which have been featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website, apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html.
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