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Most useful to the observer are the countless orbital charts of double stars.
And what the Kindle lacks in greyscale rendering, it more than makes up for in convenience by making the handbooks super portable.
Back in the day, I read through all 3 volumes cover-to-cover, and it was a total education in astronomy.
In spite of it's copyright dating back to the 50s and 70s (Vol.1), it's introduction for young astronomers remains relevant and eminently informative Even though I have owned the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Although the images and text, today is much more sophisticated, it is always good to learn from the real past. But always the classics deserve a little more sophistication.Published 6 months ago by Vladimir A. Fajardo R
There is no modern source even remotely close that inspires such passion of the night sky. Some of the astronomical data needs updating but Burnham's Celestial Handbook is a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Daniel Mounsey
I was one of those scoundrels who obtained the hardbound set of Burnham's many years ago by joining the Astronomy Book Club for $3.95. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John
This book arrives soon and In perfect condition. I looked for a long time and I am very satisfied with the purchase.Published 11 months ago by LAH
This set of works is simply amazing. I'm not aware of any other science in which this sort of reference work exists, blending so many areas of knowledge at once into a work... Read morePublished 13 months ago by MtnGoat
Sure, Burnham's Celestial Handbook ("BCH") is getting a little long of tooth on the technical front. Read morePublished 13 months ago by James R. Barnett
Burnham's books have spent over time to be a classic in the literature of amateur astronomy. Almost every astronomy books and guides cite it as one of their basic references. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jose
this book breaks down the constellations and talks about them in depth. list of stars and ngc / messier objects within each constellation the book covers. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by penname