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    Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them (Spiral bound) By (author) Guy Consolmagno, By (author) Dan M. Davis

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    DescriptionWith over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new spiral binding, this edition is even easier to use outdoors at the telescope and is the ideal beginner's book. Keeping its distinct one-object-per-spread format, this edition is also designed for Dobsonian telescopes, as well as for smaller reflectors and refractors, and covers Southern hemisphere objects in more detail. Large-format eyepiece views, positioned side-by-side, show objects exactly as they are seen through a telescope, and with improved directions, updated tables of astronomical information and an expanded night-by-night Moon section, it has never been easier to explore the night sky on your own. Many additional resources are available on the accompanying website, www.cambridge.org/turnleft.


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    Title
    Turn Left at Orion
    Subtitle
    Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guy Consolmagno, By (author) Dan M. Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Spiral bound
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 306 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521153973
    ISBN 10: 0521153972
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    DC22: 520
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    DC22: 523.1
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT033000
    B&T Approval Code: A52010000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QB63 .C69 2011
    Thema V1.0: WNX
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    600 b/w illus. 20 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    14 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Guy Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother at the Specola Vaticana (Vatican Observatory), dividing his time between Tucson, Arizona and Castel Gandolfo, Italy. He studies the origin and evolution of moons and asteroids in our solar system and uses a 3.5" catadioptic and an 8" Dobsonian. Dan M. Davis is a professor of geophysics in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Stony Brook University, New York. He researches the formation of mountain belts on Earth. His observations for this book were made with a 2.4" refractor and with 8" and 10" Dobsonians.
    Review quote
    '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 and 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 'An exceptionally useful text, irrespective of whether you are a novice observer or a seasoned veteran. The changes that have been made to the book are so substantial that even those who own earlier ones will find it refreshingly new. It's not just recommended, it's simply a must have!' Astronomy Now 'This superb guide to locating and observing celestial bodies should be supplied with beginners' telescopes as a matter of course.' BBC Sky at Night Magazine
    Table of contents
    1. How do you get to Albireo?; 2. How to use this book; 3. The Moon; 4. The planets; 5. Seasonal skies: January-March; 6. Seasonal skies: April-June; 7. Seasonal skies: July-September; 8. Seasonal skies: October-December; 9. Northern skies; 10. Southern skies; 11. Where do you go from here?; Index; Behind the eyepiece.