Turn Left at Orion

Turn Left at Orion

A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in A Small Telescope-- and How to Find Them

eBook - 2000
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"A guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers, Turn Left at Orion provides all the information you need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects. Large format diagrams show these objects exactly as they appear in a small telescope (50-70 mm or 2-3" aperture) and for each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge." "Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition contains a chapter describing spectacular deep sky objects visible from the southern hemisphere, as well as tips on how to observe the upcoming transits of Venus. It also includes a discussion of Dobsonian telescopes, with hints on using your personal computer and the internet as aids for planning an observing session." "Unlike many guides to the night sky, this book is specifically written for observing using small telescopes. Clear and easy-to-use, this book will appeal to skywatchers of all ages and backgrounds. No previous knowledge of astronomy is needed."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780511338274
0511338279
9780511252464
0511252463
9780511536397
0511536399
9780521781909
0521781906
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 p.) : ill., maps

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Feb 13, 2010

Very great reference for first timers in backyard astronomy. In a matter of minutes, I was able to view numerous astro sitings with my 5" reflector.

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