50 Things to See with a Small Telescope Southern Hemisphere Edition

50 Things to See with a Small Telescope  Southern Hemisphere Edition Author John Read
ISBN-10 1530741599
Release 2016-03-25
Pages 74
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A special edition for aspiring astronomers living south of the equator. This special edition of 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae observed from all over the southern hemisphere. Not only does this book demonstrate how to find things, it also shows what many of these objects look like through a small telescope!Here are just some of the items this book will help you find:* Planets* Nebulae* Comets* Globular Clusters * The International Space StationI am very excited to share my knowledge of astronomy and I am sure you will enjoy this book for years to come.



50 Things to See with a Small Telescope

50 Things to See with a Small Telescope Author John A. Read
ISBN-10 0615826717
Release 2013-05-19
Pages 72
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People love this book! 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope details the go-to objects observed at stargazing events all over the Northern Hemisphere. People of all ages frequently ask, "How did you find that so quickly?" Well, this book will explain just that! The planets in our solar system, the International Space Station, sunspots, birds, nebula, airplanes, and comets are just some of the items that his book will help you find! If you have been having difficulties enjoying your small telescope, this book is for you. There is something interesting about pretty much everything in outer space and it is exciting how many pop-culture references are derived from things in the night sky! Viewing the stars referenced in Star Trek, or talking about a character in Harry Potter named after a constellation, is just another way to make stargazing that much more fun! I am very excited to share my knowledge of astronomy and I am sure you will enjoy this book for years to come. By working through the 50 items in this book you will achieve a well-rounded understanding of amateur astronomy.



Astronomy with a Home Telescope The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky

Astronomy with a Home Telescope  The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky Author Seth Penricke
ISBN-10 9781623156497
Release 2015-08-16
Pages 176
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See What’s Out There To experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. With a simple home telescope, an astronomy novice can see the rings of Saturn, comets, asteroids, and nebulae. But even the bravest astronomy buffs know better than to explore outer space without a guide. That’s why everything you need to marvel at the stars is here in Astronomy at a Glance. Exciting profiles of 50 astronomy objects in the night skyClear directions to locate each astronomy object with a home telescopeAstronomy origin stories, scientific examples, and pop culture referencesExpert astronomy advice on using and cleaning your telescopeComplete schedule of solar and lunar eclipses Astronomy at a Glance is the best way to discover our distant neighbors in the cosmos.



The Everything Kids Astronomy Book

The Everything Kids  Astronomy Book Author Kathi Wagner
ISBN-10 9781605501741
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 144
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Explore the galaxies! Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my! Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book, astronomers-in-training will learn: How galaxies like the Milky Way were built. Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit. Why the earth spins and how gravity works. What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets. The truth about the man in the moon. Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are. What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-world!



Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope

Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope Author Philip Pugh
ISBN-10 0387853561
Release 2011-11-04
Pages 387
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Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope contains descriptions and photographs of the 103 Messier objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. The photographs show how the objects appear through a 127mm Maksutov (and other instruments, where applicable). The visual appearance of a Messier object is often very different from what can be imaged with the same telescope, and a special feature of this book is that it shows what you can see with a small telescope. It will also contain binocular descriptions of some objects. Messier published the final version of his catalog in 1781 (it contains 103 different objects), a catalog so good that it is still in common use today, well over two centuries later. In making a catalog of all the 'fixed' deep-sky objects that observers might confuse with comets, Messier had succeeded in listing all the major interesting deep-sky objects that today are targets for amateur astronomers. Messier's telescope (thought to be a 4-inch) was, by today's amateur standards, small. It also had rather poor optics by modern standards. Thus - and despite the fact that he was a master observer - all the things Messier saw can be found and observed by any observer using a commercial 127 mm (5-inch) telescope. Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope lets the reader follow in Messier's footsteps by observing the Messier objects more or less as the great man saw them himself!



Star Maps for Beginners

Star Maps for Beginners Author I.M. Levitt
ISBN-10 9780671791872
Release 1992-09-01
Pages 64
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The author's maps, which divide the sky into quadrants, and explanations of the constellations are designed to simplify study for the amateur astronomer



NightWatch

NightWatch Author Terence Dickinson
ISBN-10 9781552093023
Release 1998
Pages 176
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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets



Discover the Stars

Discover the Stars Author Richard Berry
ISBN-10 9780307774552
Release 2010-12-22
Pages 128
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For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars. Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple telescope. The tour is conducted by the editor of Astronomy magazine, Richard Berry, whose two-color, computer-plotted sky maps and clear instructions make stargazing fun and productive from your first night out. The heart of Discover the Stars is two sections of big, beautiful sky maps and charts. The first section features twelve maps that show the entire sky overhead as it appears during each month of the year. These outline all the constellations visible anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and the accompanying text reveals the rich ancient mythology that surrounds the star groups. The second section is made up of twenty-three star charts that depict smaller regions of the sky in great detail. These charts give the names of key stars and lead you to fascinating features such as stars with unusual colors, double stars, variable stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Separate chapters cover basics, such as how the stars move through the sky, how to find your way around the moon and the planets, making an astronomer's flashlight, and choosing and using a telescope -- all in terms that are easy to grasp and remember. Discover the Stars is the perfect introduction to the heavens, simple enough to be useful if you're just starting out but packed with enough information to keep you learning and enjoying the stars for years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Philip s Stargazing with a Telescope

Philip s Stargazing with a Telescope Author Robin Scagell
ISBN-10 0540090239
Release 2009
Pages 192
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This new edition of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope has been fully revised and updated to include the latest telescopes and accessories on the market.The book reveals what to expect from a telescope and how to choose the right one. It gives straightforward explanations of how they work, and how to progress from first-time user to hobby observer. In addition, it gives practical help for setting up and using any telescope, and provides lists of objects to look at with different sizes of telescope, from both town and country, including the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, stars, clusters, variable stars, double stars, novae and supernovae, nebulae and galaxies.Aimed principally at newcomers to astronomy of all ages, who would like to begin observing for themselves, Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope describes the full range of telescopes that are internationally available, with examples of objects to observe from both northern and southern hemispheres. It also gives informative advice about suitable accessories, such as eyepieces and filters, plus suggestions for astrophotography using cameras, CCDs and webcams. The guidance given is appropriate for all observing conditions.The book also includes a glossary of technical terms and an index, making it even easier for the beginner to use and understand.



50 Things to See with a Small Telescope

50 Things to See with a Small Telescope Author John Read
ISBN-10 1530172276
Release 2016-02-21
Pages 72
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Japanese Edition of the Best Selling Book: 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope People love this book! 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope highlights the must-see objects observed at stargazing events all over the Northern Hemisphere. People of all ages frequently ask, "How did you find that so quickly?" Well, this book will explain just that! The planets in our solar system, the International Space Station, sunspots, birds, nebula, airplanes, and comets are just some of the items that his book will help you find! If you have been having difficulties enjoying your small telescope, this book is for you. There is something interesting about pretty much everything in outer space and it is exciting how many pop-culture references are derived from things in the night sky! Viewing the stars referenced in Star Trek, or talking about a character in Harry Potter named after a constellation, is just another way to make stargazing that much more fun! I am very excited to share my knowledge of astronomy and I am sure you will enjoy this book for years to come. By working through the 50 items in this book you will achieve a well-rounded understanding of amateur astronomy.



The Kids Book of the Night Sky

The Kids Book of the Night Sky Author Ann Love
ISBN-10 9781553371281
Release 2004
Pages 144
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Introduces methods for observing the sky at night, the moon, the stars, constellations for each season, and the planets, recounts legends about the sky and the stars from many traditions, and suggests skywatching activities.



Binocular Highlights

Binocular Highlights Author Gary Seronik
ISBN-10 1931559430
Release 2007-02-23
Pages 97
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Binocular Highlights is a tour of 96 different celestial sights ? from softly glowing clouds of gas and dust to unusual stars, clumps of stars, and vast star cities (galaxies) ? all visible in binoculars. Each object is plotted on a detailed, easy-to-use star map, and most of these sights can be found even in a light-polluted sky. Also included are four seasonal all-sky charts that help locate each highlight. You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. In fact, as even experienced star gazers know, to go beyond the naked-eye sky and delve deep into the universe, all you need are binoculars ? even the ones hanging unused in your closet. If you don't own any, Binocular Highlights explains what to look for when choosing binoculars for star gazing and provides observing tips for users of these portable and versatile mini-telescopes. Sprial-bound with readable paper spine, full color throughout.



Turn Left at Orion

Turn Left at Orion Author Guy Consolmagno
ISBN-10 9781139503730
Release 2011-09-22
Pages
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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.



Glow In The Dark Constellations

Glow In The Dark Constellations Author C. E. Thompson
ISBN-10 0448412527
Release 1999-01-01
Pages
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An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups



The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster
ISBN-10 9780375985294
Release 2011-01-26
Pages 288
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With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!



50 Targets for the Mid Sized Telescope

50 Targets for the Mid Sized Telescope Author John Read
ISBN-10 0692858415
Release 2017-03-06
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Written as a follow up to 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, with virtually no overlap in content, 50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope introduces the beginner stargazer to a wonderful new set of astronomical objects. With easy to follow star maps, unique for each target, the budding astronomer will be exploring the universe like never before.



Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura Author Joshua Foer
ISBN-10 9780761189671
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 480
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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.