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The Practical Astronomer
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The Practical Astronomer
Explore the Wonders of the Night Sky
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A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the...
A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the...
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  • A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.

    Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use with illustrated, step-by-step instructions and star charts with constellations visible all over the globe, the book offers practical advice with naked-eye observation, while illustrated instructions show readers how to setup and use binoculars and telescopes, and take pictures. A solar system chapter contains advice on finding and observing planets and objects such as moons, comets, and asteroids. This updated edition also includes an almanac section to identify significant events such as eclipses, plus the newest equipment and latest images of the universe to guide readers from beginner level to accomplished amateur astronomer.

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  • Library Journal

    January 1, 2018

    Astronomer Vamplew helps readers become stargazers with colorful illustrations and informative content. The book assumes no previous knowledge on the subject and is perfect for beginners, and even those with experience who want an update on equipment and techniques. Starting with a basic overview of the universe, stars, and planets, Vamplew offers specifics on how to watch the stars using binoculars and buying and setting up a telescope. The majority of the book offers sky maps for the major constellations. Each map shows the constellation in detail and also instructs how to "starhop" from one constellation to another easily. Other subjects include the solar system and monthly star guides for both northern and southern hemispheres. The final section has reference tables of many items to view in the sky, a time line of major skyward events until 2023, and a glossary. VERDICT This excellent resource is highly recommended. Those wishing to learn more about becoming a stargazer will find tremendous information here.--Jason L. Steagall, Gateway Technical Coll. Lib., Elkhorn, WI

    Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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