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
     
 

New edition of one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. An ideal beginner's book to the night sky.See more details below

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New edition of one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. An ideal beginner's book to the night sky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521153973
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/22/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
196,687
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 12.04(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Guy Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother at the Specola Vaticana (Vatican Observatory), dividing his time between Tucson, Arizona and Castel Gandolfo, Italy. He studies the origin and evolution of moons and asteroids in our solar system and uses a 3.5'' catadioptic and an 8'' Dobsonian. He has been awarded the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public.

Dan M. Davis is a professor of geophysics in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Stony Brook University, New York. He researches the formation of mountain belts on Earth. His observations for this book were made with a 2.4" refractor and with 8" and 10" Dobsonians.

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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