“…has infectious enthusiasm that makes people want to buy a telescope
The night sky is alive with many wondersdistant planets, vast star clusters, glowing nebulae, and expansive galaxies, all waiting to be explored. Let respected astronomy writer Philip Harrington introduce you to the universe in Star Watch, a complete beginners guide to locating, observing, and understanding these celestial objects. Youll start by identifying the surface features of the Moon, the banded cloud tops of Jupiter, the stunning rings of Saturn, and other members of our solar system. Then youll venture out beyond our solar system, where youll learn tips and tricks for finding outstanding deep-sky objects from stars to galaxies, including the entire Messier cataloga primary goal of every serious beginner.
Star Watch features a detailed physical description of each target, including size, distance, and structure, as well as concise directions for locating the objects, handy finder charts, hints on the best times to view each object, and descriptions of what youll really see through a small telescope or binoculars and with the naked eye.
Star Watch will transport you to the farthest depths of spaceand return you as a well-traveled, experienced stargazer.
Great Book for Amateur Astronomer. It has DSOs by season. Also good information on Planets.
You need to have some star gazing experience before using this book.
Lots of information. Written so that people new to stargazing can understand and use.I really like his descriptions of what it should look like from my 100mm(4in) telescope.Published 6 months ago by sullens
was bought for a Christmas present for my neice who is 8, she is getting a teleospock from her parents for Christmas. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cheryl
I found this book very well written and concise. A good book for the beginner, novice or serious sky gazer. It has a lot of good information to get started in a super hobby. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Herbert Lucki
The main complaint I have with this book is it is all in black and white. I wish he included just a few color photos too make it a bit more appealing. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dr. S. G. Ph D
What sets this book apart is the inclusion of the Wow! factor for three different instrument classes: binoculars, small telescopes and medium telescopes (up to 8"). Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Laszlo
I bought an Orion XT 4.5 Telescope and wanted to learn what to look at. I joined the local club but for the most part they are all advanced well beyond me and I have trouble... Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by Edward R Haddock Jr
Great book for the beginning astronomer. I purchased this book to accompany a telescope we got for my sons 17th birthday.Published on February 19, 2012 by wicked
Well organized for each part of the year, giving detailed maps and the basic stories surrounding the constellations. Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by Trev