Cosmic Challenge (The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1108710756
ISBN-10: 1108710751
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Review of Hardback: 'Philip S. Harrington is one of the rare individuals who knows the sky and can write about it in an engaging manner. Cosmic Challenge features nearly 200 celestial hunts that will challenge you no matter how many days or years you've logged looking through a telescope. In writing this book, Harrington has produced a work of enduring value, one that should be on every observer's shelf.' Michael E. Bakich, Senior Editor, Astronomy magazine

Review of Hardback: 'From noted astronomy writer Phil Harrington comes this welcome one-of-a-kind guidebook. Harrington provides page after page of observing challenges that encourage the reader to test his or her observing skills with naked eye, binocular, or telescope. With its blend of clear, descriptive narrative and detailed finder charts, this book is a pleasure to use. Cosmic Challenge belongs on the bookshelf of every serious amateur astronomer.' Glenn Chaple, contributing writer, Astronomy magazine

Review of Hardback: 'Phil Harrington is a well-known astronomy writer and has published a lot of material about deep sky observing. Cosmic Challenge is his latest and probably best work to date … All-in-all this is an excellent observing guide, with something for everyone whether you observe with your unaided eyes or you have a 20 inch light bucket. It's both very readable and a proper observing guide suitable for use during an observing session. Highly recommended.' FJAstronomy.com

Review of Hardback: '… an excellent addition to the collection of deep-sky books and should be on every amateur's bookshelf.' The Observatory

Review of Hardback: '… an interesting and attractive book that will keep most purchasers happy and which may, eventually, become very popular indeed.' Astronomy Now

Book Description

Presents an updated paperback edition of Harrington's well-received challenges for amateur astronomers of all levels from novice to veteran observer.

Product details

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 478 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1108710751
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1108710756
  • Item Weight : 2.31 pounds
  • Dimensions : 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written and illustrated.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 27, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars challenges gallour
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2014
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Fernando
5.0 out of 5 stars Un gran libro para marcarnos retos.
Reviewed in Spain on December 12, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
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Reviewed in Germany on December 10, 2020
Great book and must have for every astromaniac with telescope. A loot of objects from small telescopes to big apertures. There is also some challenges for naked eyes or binoculars. Hard cover edition is well made. Book includes astro sketches which help you recognize object in the night sky. Definitely worth buying!
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Reviewed in Italy on June 5, 2014
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