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Turn Left at Orion

  • Spiralbindung
  • 256 Seiten
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Beschreibung

"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 informationand an expanded night-by-night Moon section, it has never been easier to explore the night sky on your own"--

Autorentext

Guy Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother at the Specola Vaticana (Vatican Observatory), dividing his time between Tucson, Arizona and Castel Gandolfo, Italy. He studies the origin and evolution of moons and asteroids in our solar system and uses a 3.5" catadioptic and an 8" Dobsonian. Dan M. Davis is a professor of geophysics in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Stony Brook University, New York. He researches the formation of mountain belts on Earth. His observations for this book were made with a 2.4" refractor and with 8" and 10" Dobsonians.



Klappentext

New edition of one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. An ideal beginner's book to the night sky.



Zusammenfassung
Written for beginners, this superb book is a complete guide to the night sky. Now covering Southern hemisphere objects and Dobsonian telescopes in detail, it has never been easier for stargazers of all ages and backgrounds to find celestial objects for themselves.

Inhalt

1. How do you get to Albireo?; 2. How to use this book; 3. The Moon; 4. The planets; 5. Seasonal skies: January-March; 6. Seasonal skies: April-June; 7. Seasonal skies: July-September; 8. Seasonal skies: October-December; 9. Northern skies; 10. Southern skies; 11. Where do you go from here?; Index; Behind the eyepiece.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Turn Left at Orion
Untertitel: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them
Autor:
EAN: 9780521153973
ISBN: 978-0-521-15397-3
Format: Spiralbindung
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Physik & Astronomie
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Gewicht: 1138g
Größe: H262mm x B309mm x T16mm
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: 4 Revised edition