Discover the Stars


Author: Richard Berry
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780517565292
Category: Science
Page: 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.

Discover the Stars


Author: Richard Berry
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0517565293
Category: Science
Page: 119
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A guide to constellations, stars, and other celestial objects reveals the mythology surrounding the star groups and the star movement through the sky

Stargazing

What to Look for in the Night Sky
Author: Tom Van Holt
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811729345
Category: Nature
Page: 105
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Details the techniques for identifying constellations and star formations, establishing direction and time using star patterns, and recognizing comets, satellites, and aircraft using the naked-eye

Stargazing

Astronomy Without a Telescope
Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794459
Category: Nature
Page: 209
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Patrick Moore's illustrated month-by-month guide to astronomy with the naked eye.

Stargazing for Beginners

A User-Friendly Guide for Locating and Understanding Constellations
Author: John Mosley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9781565658219
Category: Science
Page: 128
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Describes the constellations and explains how to locate them in the night sky, provides monthly star charts, and discusses lunar and solar eclipses

Stargazing For Dummies


Author: Steve Owens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118411579
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on viewing other night sky objects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to a fun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outside while doing something educational! Gives you an introduction to looking at the sky with binoculars or a telescope Offers advice on photographing the night sky Without needing to get your head around mind-bending theories, you can take part in some practical physics If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to know the night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing
Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507207816
Category: Science
Page: 224
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A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky


Author: Dr. Jason Lisle
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614581940
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation. Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will: Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars Discover how to choose the best telescope for you Find 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?” These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book. Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations
Author: Jonathan Poppele
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591936144
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

The Practical Astronomer


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756673246
Category: Science
Page: 256
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For anyone who's ever looked at the night sky and wanted to know more about the galaxy around them, The Practical Astronomer offers a comprehensive guide to discovering and understanding the mysteries of the solar system and beyond. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and artwork, and using clear, easy-to-follow text, The Practical Astronomer takes you on a step-by-step journey from the basics of what can be seen with the naked eye from your own backyard, to how you can view more distant objects such as the planets of the solar system, and even galaxies far, far away. The book opens with an explanation of the fundamentals of astronomy, detailing when, where, and how to look at the night sky. It goes on to cover the necessary equipment and clothing that the amateur astronomer needs, reviewing optical equipment such as binoculars and telescopes, how they work and how to use them. A special section focuses on photography and covers the "how-to's" of capturing beautiful images of what you see. The Practical Astronomer aims to foster an awareness and understanding of what you're looking at-be it a planet, star, or asteroid. Different sections are devoted to looking at how the night sky changes, whether that's because it's viewed from a different place in the world or at a different time of year. Star charts and detailed maps of the night sky are included to aid budding astronomers in their quest to know more about this fascinating subject.

Stargazing Basics

Getting Started in Recreational Astronomy
Author: Paul E. Kinzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316407357
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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How do I get started in astronomy? Should I buy binoculars or a telescope? What can I expect to see? This wonderful beginners' guide to astronomy covers all the information you need to get started. This second edition has been fully updated and now includes new illustrations, the latest astronomy equipment and celestial events through to the year 2025. It starts by explaining the basic techniques and equipment you need for exploring the skies before taking you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Moon, Sun, stars, planets and more. Any necessary technical terms are clearly explained. The author gives sound advice on using and purchasing affordable binoculars, telescopes and accessories, and the book is illustrated with photos taken by the author, showing how objects in the sky actually look through modest amateur equipment. It contains a comprehensive glossary and references to further astronomy resources and websites.

Astronomy for Kids

How to Explore Outer Space With Binoculars, a Telescope, Or Just Your Eyes!
Author: Bruce Betts
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781641521437
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 168
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Astronomy for Kids is a fun, how-to-guide to explore outer space with binoculars, a telescope, or just your eyes! One of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside. With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, "that's Jupiter," and, "those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan," and maybe even, "that group of stars doesn't have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs." From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon's craters and mountains--Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with: 30 sights for the naked eye (yes, 30!) objects to see without any equipment, including Orion's Belt, the Big Dipper, Mars, and even the International Space Station. 25 sights magnified with binoculars or a basic telescope to make objects in the sky easier to find and explore. Plus, buying tips and usage tricks to get the most out of astronomy equipment. Clear illustrations that show kids where to look and what they can expect to see. Like all big things, outer space is something you have to see to believe. Astronomy for Kids teaches kids that planets, shooting stars, constellations, and meteor showers are not only in books--but right in front of them.

Stephen James O'Meara's Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars

A Simple Guide to the Heavens
Author: Stephen James O'Meara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521721709
Category: Nature
Page: 149
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Month by month, star by star, object by object, Stephen James O'Meara takes readers on a celestial journey to many of the most prominent stars and constellations visible from mid-northern latitudes. Filled with interesting anecdotes about the stars and constellations and their intriguing histories, this book is both a useful guide for amateur astronomers, and a great first-time reference for those just starting out. After describing a constellation's mythology, readers are guided in locating and identifying its brightest stars in the sky, as well as any other bright targets of interest - colourful stars, double or multiple stars, star clusters and asterisms, nebulae, galaxies, variable stars, and more. This book will help beginning stargazers become familiar with the stars and constellations visible from their backyards, and explore the brightest and best stars, nebulae, and clusters visible through inexpensive, handheld binoculars.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars


Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793902
Category: Nature
Page: 213
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Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

Astronomy Hacks


Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596100605
Category: Nature
Page: 388
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Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.

Binocular Astronomy


Author: Stephen Tonkin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 184628788X
Category: Science
Page: 284
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This book contains everything an astronomer needs to know about binocular observing. The book takes an in-depth look at the instruments themselves. It has sections on evaluating and buying binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and accessories. In addition there is a selection of fifty fine objects to be seen with 50mm and 100mm binoculars. The advantages of using both eyes for astronomical observing are many and considerable, largely because of the way the human brain processes visual information. This book enables the astronomer to maximize those advantages.

Stargazing with Binoculars


Author: Robin Scagell,David Frydman
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770853287
Category: Nature
Page: 208
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Presents information about using binoculars for astronomy, discussing how they work and the models available, and describing the celestial bodies that can be observed in the night sky for every month of the year in the southern and northern hemispheres.

365 starry nights

an introduction to astronomy for every night of the year
Author: Chet Raymo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 225
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