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50 Things To See With A Small Telescope by [Read, John]
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This delightful book covers the 50 things to see and some of them are: 'North Star, Venus, Orion Nebula, Mars, Jupiter, The Milky Way, Comets, the International Space Station, and even birds'. Just a fascinating read for me which I will go back and refer to after my telescope is purchased. At the end of the book there are schedules for total solar eclipses and Constellation maps for the Northern Hemisphere. I would say that this is an excellent as well as educational book for all ages! - Top 500 Amazon Reviewer

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50 Things to See with a Small Telescope is available in the following languages: 
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Product Details

  • File Size: 8085 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CW50TOS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not going to lie, I was a little skeptical about how useful this guide would be (I mean, I've never heard of this Read guy before). But it is well written and informative. Did you know the North Star is the 48th brightest star in the night sky? Time to go into the darkness and find me some stars!
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I recently got into using a small telescope I inherited from my grandfather. Thank you to the author for helping me find new and interesting things with the telescope. I was able to see Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. My son also likes to pull open the book and ask what new thing we can look at on the weekend. Great book with a lot of insight for me and my family. Go Utes!
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This book is perfect for somebody with little to no prior knowledge of astronomy. It's written in a short and simple to understand format and is very realistic for the first time telescope user. Other books make things more complicated than they need to be. The author started in the hobby himself with a telescope that cost under $14 so anyone can enjoy looking at the stars with a small budget with the help of this book!
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takes into account thatall of us don't have the money for truly good scopes you really should be able to see most of these items with almost any telescope. Good targets for binoculars as well.
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So, you have an older kid, (I'm thinking ten-ish and up), who just got an entry level telescope and wants to look at actual identifiable objects. This book is aimed right at that sweet spot.

It doesn't oversell what you'll be able to see, but it does direct you to all of the top visible gee-whiz sights. The author doesn't patronize or condescend, but rather welcomes you into this very rewarding hobby. The general tone is cheerfully conversational and the guidance is reliable. It doesn't have a sappy "dummies" vibe and it's not overly technical. In our experience this has been just a top-drawer and rewarding introductory guide. A solid choice.
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Well worth the money paid. If you buy a first telescope it is nice to know some things to look at.The book (71 pages and easy to read) gives a difficulty level in finding each suggestion along with a map or image, where to find, and some have information or tips.
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I really like this - it is written in a friendly, engaging, and accessible way. The author shares lots of comments that make it fun to read, not like a dry book of facts that has no character.

By sharing his personal experiences, he made it so that novices can feel comfortable and not intimidated as they learn to explore the sky.
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Astronomy often comes off as a don't touch experience that is slow paced and requires expensive equipment. But in this book, the true joy of astronomy is on parade for all. Astronomy is a hands-on endeavor and this book is packed with great facts that will quickly make you the star of any astronomy party or backyard gathering (pun intended). But more than that, it has practical tips on how to find the coolest stuff in the night sky that will capture the interest of anyone from that lady or gentleman you've been looking to impress or keeping the attention of those young kids you want to encourage in the sciences.
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