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First Light and Beyond: Making a Success of Astronomical Observing
Amateur astronomers who have been disappointed by the results of an observing session can take comfort in the guidance of this book, which advises how to still gain useful experience in seemingly "failed" nights at the telescope. In a world with imperfect seeing conditions, incredible observing sessions are often mixed with less inspiring ones, discouraging the amateur ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published August 7th 2015 by Springer
(first published July 28th 2015)
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This book is the quintessential guide into amateur astronomy. You can really hear the passion for star gazing in the writer's voice. Everything is explained in simple terms. There is so much that I learned from this guide that dozens of other books left out. Full of practical illustrations and maps, this is the first all encompassing astronomy guide that I have found to be so exciting and relevant in years. A must read for beginners and experienced observers too.