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Mars Observer's Guide Paperback – April 5, 2003

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Amateur astronomers have not been entirely superseded by the professionals. In fact, they are often the first to spot dust storms on Mars, which in August 2003 will also be the brightest heavenly body visible, except for the moon and the sun. Come late summer Mars will be closer to Earth than it has ever been before, and its prominence in the sky will definitely provoke interest in the Red Planet. Libraries prescient enough to have Bone's guide at the ready will be prepared to meet patron demand, for its information is modulated for the needs of a novice observer. After explaining the orbital arrangement (termed an opposition) that brings Mars so close, Bone lines up the advantages and drawbacks of three types of commercially available telescopes; binoculars, he writes, are not powerful enough to enable viewers to see the features on Mars. With a summary of the exploration of the planet, and with observing specs for oppositions in 2005 and 2007, Bone's work has both immediate and future shelf life. Gilbert Taylor
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For both novice and experienced amateurs... very informative and handy to use... perfect gifts for any amateur astronomer. (Duncan Class Pulsar)

Jam-packed with observing tips and general information ... excellent use of color illustrations ... does not sacrifice substance for style ... pithy, well organized text. (Astronomy)

An immensely practical book for anyone whose interest in the red planet has been piqued. (Globe and Mail 2004-01-10)

Created for amateur astronomers [it] covers everything needed to know... goes beyond being an observational guide (Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin)

Valuable to amateur astronomers at the beginning to intermediate level... recommended. (T. Barker Choice)

For amateur astronomers and for reports; excellent reference source. (Booklist 2003-05-01)

Practical timely guide. (Library Journal 2003-05-01)

Chock full of information about Mars... most appropriate for high school and public library collections. (Peggy Dominy E-Streams)

This handy, pocket sized guide couldn't be more timely... Bone has an easy style that should appeal to the amateur astronomers. (M. Horton Edmonton Journal 2004-01-25)

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Product details

  • Publisher : Firefly Books (April 5, 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 160 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1552978028
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1552978023
  • Reading age : 12 years and up
  • Grade level : 7 - 12
  • Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5 x 0.5 x 7.75 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent observing guide
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 26, 2017
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2nimm
4.0 out of 5 stars guide d'initiation sérieux et agréable et bien illustré
Reviewed in France on January 25, 2012
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