Turn Left at Orion

Turn Left at Orion


By (author) Guy Consolmagno, By (author) Dan M. Davis

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  • Format: Hardback | 205 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 287mm x 20mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521482119
  • ISBN 13: 9780521482110
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 249 b/w illus. 6 tables

Product description

Turn Left at Orion is a guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers. The Moon, planets and nearly a hundred deep sky objects, visible in the Northern hemisphere, are shown exactly as they appear in a small telescope (50-75 mm, or 2-3 inches aperture). The book provides all the information you need to find these, and other objects, in the night sky. There are plenty of maps to get you located, and the large format drawings accurately depict what you can expect to see. For each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Unlike many guides to the night sky, this one is specifically written for observers using small telescopes. No previous knowledge of astronomy is needed, and since the descriptions are non-technical, sky-watchers of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy and profit from this book. In the revised edition of this successful book, first published in 1989, the authors have brought information on the planets and eclipses up to date and extended the tables to the year AD 2006.

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'Should be packaged with every first telescope' Chet Raymo, Sky and Telescope 'Overall I found this book to be very useful to me and I enjoyed reading it. I would recommend that you buy this book, I will give this book a four star rating.' Mick Murphy, Astronomy Ireland ... a wonderful book ... a great book, especially for beginners, and highly recommended.' Astronomy & Space

Table of contents

Preface; 1. How to use this book; 2. The Moon; 3. The planets; 4. Winter; 5. Spring; 6. Summer; 7. Autumn; 8. How to run a telescope; Afterword; Glossary; Tables; Index.