Turn Left at Orion

Turn Left at Orion

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by Guy J. Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis
     
 

Turn Left at Orion is a guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers. The Moon, planets and nearly a hundred deep sky objects, visible in the Northern hemisphere, are shown exactly as they appear in a small telescope (50–75 mm, or 2–3 inches aperture). The book provides all the information you need to find these, and other objects, in the night sky. There…  See more details below

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Turn Left at Orion is a guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers. The Moon, planets and nearly a hundred deep sky objects, visible in the Northern hemisphere, are shown exactly as they appear in a small telescope (50–75 mm, or 2–3 inches aperture). The book provides all the information you need to find these, and other objects, in the night sky. There are plenty of maps to get you located, and the large format drawings accurately depict what you can expect to see. For each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Unlike many guides to the night sky, this one is specifically written for observers using small telescopes. No previous knowledge of astronomy is needed, and since the descriptions are non-technical, sky-watchers of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy and profit from this book. In the revised edition of this successful book, first published in 1989, the authors have brought information on the planets and eclipses up to date and extended the tables to the year AD 2006.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Should be packaged with every first telescope' Chet Raymo, Sky and Telescope

'Overall I found this book to be very useful to me and I enjoyed reading it. I would recommend that you buy this book, I will give this book a four star rating.' Mick Murphy, Astronomy Ireland

… a wonderful book … a great book, especially for beginners, and highly recommended.' Astronomy & Space

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521482110
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great, but i haven't read it YET. But any books about astronomy or space I adore and give 5 stars!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best part about this book is that it shows you what you should see. There are no Hubble Telescope pictures in the book leading you on like most other star search books. The book also rates the objects and gives the conditions and lenses needed to view them. It also has a section added on each item that describes what it is. This book is a must for beginners, but don't pass it by if your advanced because it has a broad range of things to look at.