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Star Maps for Beginners: 50th Anniversary Edition 50 Anl Sub Edition
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I did find the star charts to be very easy to use on my first-ever attempt to use a star chart to find constellations. For about an hour, I preferred these charts to the more conventional (and more cluttered) monthly charts from Sky & Telescope Magazine. I quickly learned to appreciate the extra detail in the magazine's chart and felt as if I had "graduated" to a "real" star chart. Perhaps, if I were younger, I would feel differently.
I appreciated s! ome of the other aspects of the book. It has a very understandable description of star magnitude and brightness ratio. It also has an interesting section on Meteors. I also enjoyed the brief history of ancient star maps and the origins of the constellation names.
It's a huge shame that this book evidently has not been updated in 10 years. So, yes, the planet information is out-of-date. (But before you learn to find planets you first need to learn to identify constellations and bright stars - that's where Star Maps for Beginners outshines all the others.)
I, too, have given away countless copies of this book. It's great for almost all ages. (Well, let's say for a bright 10-year-old and up.) I'm buying it again as a gift for someone who sells telescopes for a living. He never heard of it and he doesn't know what he's missing.
The historical and mythical background given on constellations is excellent also.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best beginner's guide to finding that constellation you're looking for!Published 9 months ago by hoot owl
I originally bought this for my great grandchildren, ages 7 to 13. I though it was too advanced and was thrilled to find "A child's Introduction to the Night Sky" for... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Betty J. Doyle
Very good for beginners looking toward the sky. Has some very good info.Published 17 months ago by Evilrick