- Spiral-bound: 256 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 5 edition (January 24, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1108457568
- ISBN-13: 978-1108457569
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.9 x 12.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 187 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them 5th Edition
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Praise for previous editions: '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
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. 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
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
This unique and best-selling guidebook to the night sky shows amateur astronomers how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets will actually look in a small telescope, with large pages and spiral binding for ease of use outside.
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When people first get a telescope they quickly realize how big the sky is, and how hard it is to find things to look at other than the moon and the naked-eye visible planets. The new scope then sits and collects hats and jackets until eventually ending up on Craigslist or at a yard sale. Please, don't do that. Get this book with a good pair of binoculars and/or your first telescope, learn the sky and find some neat objects that most people will only see via the internet.
I'm in my 70's and been doing this for alot of years. This book works for me now and it would have been great w a y back many years ago. I think it will do for you too!
Don't put it off like I did. Get it now. You'll be glad you did.
The book is spiral bound so it will lay flat on your folding table.
Straight up, this is a book I would give as a gift to any new or recent telescope owner. I've been viewing for several years, and I still take it out with me when I go viewing.