Turn Left at Orion [NOOK 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 ...
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Turn Left at Orion

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Overview

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, cambridge.org/turnleft.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139243131
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 457,333
  • File size: 13 MB
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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    Highly recommended-it will light up your night sky!!!

    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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