Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them (Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them) 5th Edition, Kindle Edition

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Cambridge University Press, Turn Left at Orion, Astronomy

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Praise for previous editions: ‘This is quite possibly the most inviting guidebooks ever written to help people with binoculars and small telescopes find, view, understand, and most of all, enjoy everything in the night sky from the Moon and planets to distant star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. And if you think it's only for beginners, think again - every telescope owner should have a copy.' Dennis DI Cicco, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope.

Praise for previous editions: ‘Turn Left at Orion is an essential guide for both beginners and more experienced amateur astronomers who will find much inside to reinvigorate their passion for the stars. The diagrams are simple, clear and functional, and the text eloquently captures the excitement of observing. Star gazing has never been made so easy, and if you buy just one book on observational astronomy, make sure it's this one.' Keith Cooper, Editor, Astronomy Now.

Praise for previous editions: ‘Since it first appeared in 1989, Turn Left at Orion has been an indispensable guidebook for the amateur astronomer possessing nothing more than a small backyard telescope. This is not only an essential handbook for the novice, it's a useful reference for the seasoned backyard astronomer. Simply put, whatever your level of experience, you must have this book.' Glenn Chaple, Contributing Editor, Astronomy.

'The book fills a gap between guides to the constellations for newcomers and detailed star atlases. I will have no hesitation in recommending it at outreach events to those who are interested enough in astronomy to buy a small telescope.' Mike Rushton, The Observatory. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"This is quite possibly the most inviting guidebook ever written to help people with binoculars and small telescopes find, view, understand, and, most of all, enjoy everything in the night sky from the Moon and planets to distant star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. And if you think it's only for beginners, think again--every telescope owner should have a copy." Dennis di Cicco, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope

"Turn Left at Orion is an essential guide for both beginners and more experienced amateur astronomers who will find much inside to reinvigorate their passion for the stars. The diagrams are simple, clear and functional, and the text eloquently captures the excitement of observing. Stargazing has never been made so easy and if you buy just one book on observational astronomy, make sure it's this one." Keith Cooper, Editor, Astronomy Now

"Since it first appeared in 1989, Turn Left at Orion has been an indispensable guidebook for the amateur astronomer possessing nothing more than a small backyard telescope. In this Fourth Edition, Guy Consolmagno and Dan Davis have revised, updated, and expanded its scope. This is not only an essential handbook for the novice, it's a useful reference for the seasoned backyard astronomer. Simply put, whatever your level of experience, you must have this book!" Glenn Chaple, Contributing Editor, Astronomy --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B07H4KN8G2
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 5th edition (January 24, 2019)
  • Publication date : January 24, 2019
  • Language : English
  • File size : 27918 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage : Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
  • X-Ray for textbooks : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 256 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2015
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2.0 out of 5 stars Spiral bound is not helpful
By Joe on August 20, 2020
My rating is for the spiral bound version of this book.

I bought it thinking it would be helpful to have spiral bound as it would be easy to have the book open completely.

However, because the cover isn't centered on the spirals the cover extends pass the pages of the book. It makes the book hard to hold one handed and negates any sort of benefit of going spiral bound. I wouldn't recommend this version of the book. I included a picture to illustrate the problem.

The content of the book is great and has been very useful for figuring out what to look at. I just wouldn't recommend the spiral bound.
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J. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best book for beginners.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 15, 2020
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Michael Tarrant Eldicott
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for the beginner
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 21, 2019
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for the beginner
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 21, 2019
I was hoping for a beginner book to help me find objects with my telescope. You need to be an expert on no all the names of the stars, and I mean all the names, as some stars seem to have more than one name. You also need to no all the constellations by all there different names. And you also need to no where in the sky these are. Also you wouldn’t no if you found anything because there are no photos to show you what you could be seeing. I’m actually confused as to who this book is targeted at. So far I haven’t found anything in this book because I don’t no where to look, the reason I bought the book in the first place. I find I have to use my phone app to try and find a star that the book is taking about only the find that the diagram in the book looks nothing like what I am looking at in the sky. I really cannot understand the fantastic reviews this book has. I can honestly say this is the most disappointing and confusing book or web based beginners guides I have come across. If you are already and expert at stargazing and just bought a telescope then you would probably love this book. But if you have just bought a telescope and are learning about the universe then I would wait and find a different book
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K. Izzi
5.0 out of 5 stars Justified acclaim
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2020
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Nicholas J. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars a superb introduction to amateur astronomy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2019
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Peter Groome
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect introduction to astronomy for any age.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2016
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