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Guide to the Night Sky
This book is the perfect companion to refresh or deepen your astronomical knowledge. The information it contains lets readers know which heavenly highlights to look for and how to continually sharpen their powers of observation. The first part of the book provides technical background; the advantages and disadvantages of various types of telescopes (including tips for purc ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published September 28th 2000 by Konemann
(first published September 2000)
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Everything's right about this little book. It's compact, has a plastic cover over it, and reads like a condensed yet engagingly written mini-textbook about the solar system. The pictures, charts, and sky maps are really helpful, and the chapters are well organized and streamlined. Fantastic.