A Guide to Astronomy
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A Guide to Astronomy

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Published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • ASTRONOMY,
  • Science / Astronomy,
  • Science/Mathematics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatSpiral-bound
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8145245M
ISBN 100787262129
ISBN 109780787262129

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This is the perfect beginner’s guide to astronomy for use in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. It discusses how to plan your stargazing and what you can see with your eyes, as well as how to choose binoculars and telescopes and what you can see using them/5(9). The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Astronomy, Fourth Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive introduction to the topic, covering all the latest advances and discoveries, including: • The demotion of Pluto and promotion of Ceres as planetary objects/5(12). Along with practical advice and hands-on tips to improve observation techniques, the guide includes an appendix full of resources—from books and web sites to lists of astronomy clubs and associations to local planetariums and museums. This indispensable book guides us on a new path into the night sky, truly one of the greatest shows on Earth/5(94). The guide caters to all levels of astronomy knowledge but is especially helpful to the astronomy beginner. The book gets down to the nuts and bolts of astronomy, and talks about such things as choosing the best telescopes for astronomy, reading celestial maps, and .

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  Written by Terence Dickinson, the Backyard Astronomer’s Guide is a well-written guidebook that includes no less than five hundred illustrations and photographs. Besides this, the guidebook is updated and it includes latest data and accurate answers to the questions most commonly asked by amateur stargazers. The Guide is for sky-aware people, but mostly for beginners. It covers, entirely in glossy pages, the adventure of knowing more about the Universe in two parts. In the first part of this sensibly sized book is information in easy to understand language about the Earth and beyond in today's astronomy/5. The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide is great because it was written for beginners that have varying levels of astronomy knowledge. The book provides a great overview of astronomy but also gets into the finer details like choosing your first and the best telescopes you can afford, understanding and using celestial maps, and how to take the best photographs of the sky (Astrophotgraphy).   The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Astronomy, Fourth Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive introduction to the topic, covering all the latest advances and discoveries, including: • The demotion of Pluto and promotion of Ceres as planetary objects • Breakthrough evidence of recent water flow on Mars4/5.