Item description for Seeing Stars: The Night Sky Through Small Telescopes (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Chris Kitchin...
Seeing Stars is written for astronomers, regardless of the depth of their theoretical knowledge, who are taking their first steps in observational astronomy. Chris Kitchin and Bob Forrest - both professional astronomers - take a conducted tour of the night sky and suggest suitable observing programmes for everyone from beginners to experts. How is this book different? We are all familiar with the beautiful images of planets and galaxies obtained by spacecraft and giant telescopes - but what can you really see with a small telescope? What should you expect from a small refractor or reflector? And what is the effect of observing from a site near a city? The answers are all here, with many photographs that will illustrate exactly what can be seen with different instruments (everything from the naked eye to a 300mm telescope) - and from different locations.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.88" Width: 8.67" Height: 0.56" Weight: 1.56 lbs.
Release Date Nov 17, 1997
ISBN 354076030X ISBN13 9783540760306
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Reviews - What do customers think about Seeing Stars: The Night Sky Through Small Telescopes (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)?
Very useful introduction to the observation of the night sky Sep 18, 1998
A must have for owners of small telescopes, this book guides you through the different kinds of celestial objects and their observation. The authors show the view of an object through scopes of different sizes, which makes it easy for the observer to know what to expect from an object he wishes to observe.