Item description for Secrets of Stargazing: Skywatching Tips and Tricks (Astronomy for Everyone) by Becky Ramotowski...
Here's the perfect how-to book for recreational stargazers. It's loaded with practical advice to help new observers spend more time exploring the night sky and less time fumbling with equipment or wondering how, when, and what to observe. In Secrets of Stargazing you'll discover how to: Quickly get started stargazing if you're the lucky recipient of a new telescope Plan your observing sessions and record your observations Star gaze in the city - despite the lights Quickly and easily collimate and polar align your telescope Use star charts and discover star-hopping See faint objects without actually looking at them Observe in comfort Decipher weather reports and understand sky transparency and seeing conditions Find others in your area who share your love of the night sky.Whether or not you own a telescope, Secrets of Stargazing is loaded with tips and tricks that are guaranteed to make you a better observer. It's a volume that no novice stargazer should be without.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Sky Publishing
ISBN 1931559406 ISBN13 9781931559409
Availability 0 units.
More About Becky Ramotowski
A dedication to observing - and luring the faintest dim fuzzies from the sky into her eyepiece - is what makes Becky Ramotowski tick. Her interest in astronomy began at an early age when her parents used to roust her and two younger sisters out of warm beds to watch meteor showers, lunar eclipses, and comets. Since then, she's never stopped looking at the sky. Recently she made history by spotting the planet Mercury during daylight without optical aid.Becky writes a weekly astronomy column for the San Antonio Express-News and has written for Night Sky magazine. She's also into astroimaging with film and digital cameras and has had photos published in Sky & Telescope and Night Sky. She does most of her skywatching from her home in New Mexico (where she lives with five telescopes and her husband Shane) but makes an annual pilgrimage to the dark skies of the Texas Star Party.
Reviews - What do customers think about Secrets of Stargazing: Skywatching Tips and Tricks (Astronomy for Everyone)?
great for beginners Apr 21, 2008
Got this book while I was helping my daughter work on her sky searcher badge for girl scouts. Great book for a beginner. My daughter read it cover to cover.
Secrets of Stargazing Feb 8, 2008
This is an excellent and complete survey of all the little tricks and big lessons that will turn a novice stargazer into a wise observer in no time. I've been an amateur astronomer for 50 years and it took many of those years for me to learn the secrets that are painlessly shared in this book. If you are interested in astronomy and want to quickly learn more, you can't beat this book for an amazing jump-start. Highly recommended!