Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them / Edition 4

Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them / Edition 4

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by Guy Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521153972

ISBN-13: 9780521153973

Pub. Date: 09/22/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new spiral binding, this edition is even easier to use outdoors at the telescope and is the ideal beginner's book.

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With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new spiral binding, this edition is even easier to use outdoors at the telescope and is the ideal beginner's book. Keeping its distinct one-object-per-spread format, this edition is also designed for Dobsonian telescopes, as well as for smaller reflectors and refractors, and covers Southern hemisphere objects in more detail. Large-format eyepiece views, positioned side-by-side, show objects exactly as they are seen through a telescope, and with improved directions, updated tables of astronomical information and an expanded night-by-night Moon section, it has never been easier to explore the night sky on your own. Many additional resources are available on the accompanying website, www.cambridge.org/turnleft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521153973
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/22/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
289,452
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 12.04(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

1. How do you get to Albireo?; 2. How to use this book; 3. The Moon; 4. The planets; 5. Seasonal skies: January–March; 6. Seasonal skies: April–June; 7. Seasonal skies: July–September; 8. Seasonal skies: October–December; 9. Northern skies; 10. Southern skies; 11. Where do you go from here?; Index; Behind the eyepiece.

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Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
wanderingguru426 More than 1 year ago
My first copy of "Turn Left at Orion" has become dog-eared & coffee stained through decades of use. So, when I saw the re-issue of it announced I hurried to obtain a new copy. This expanded & somewhat enlarged version is an excellent addition to any amateur astronomy library & field supplies. It covers not only the basics of telescope design & use, but will guide you through the night sky like an old friend teaching you how to fish. As a seasoned astronomer, I highly recommend this book to not only beginners, but experienced astronmers as well, as it is an indispensible tool for exploring the wonders of the night sky.
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