Summer Stargazing : A Practical Guide For Recreational AstronomersBook - 1996
A guide to observing the stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena from May to October includes star charts covering the entire North American sky
Firefly Books Ltd
An abundantly illustrated guide to the year's best stargazing season.
"Summer brings with it fine stargazing weather; it also happens to be the time of the year when our galaxy, the Milky Way, arches high across the sky."
-- Terence Dickinson
The cool, clear nights from May to October offer astronomers the best opportunities for stargazing. Few sights in nature can compare with the splendor of a dazzling star-filled sky.
Summer Stargazing captures the grandeur of the universe with down-to-earth simplicity. All that is needed is a reasonably dark night sky, a pair of binoculars or a simple telescope, and this book.
The book features everything else the amateur astronomer needs, including easy-to-use color star charts that cover the entire North American sky for one year and photographic-quality charts for this main stargazing season.
With Summer Stargazing, astronomers can delve into the majesty of the starry night to explore:
- Planets of the Solar System
- Remote star-forming nebulas
- Glittering star dusters and more.
Helpful advice is given for safely viewing special phenomena such as eclipses and auroras.
Summer Stargazing is both a stargazing guide and a pictorial celebration of the summer night sky.
A beautifully illustrated guide to night sky observation in the most popular season: summer. All that is needed is reasonably dark night sky, a pair of binoculars, and this book.