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Astronomy Manual : The Practical Guide To The Night Sky

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NEW IN PAPERBACK. This innovative Haynes Manual presents in-depth information about all the practical aspects of astronomy. Written with style and enthusiasm by a dedicated amateur and extensively illustrated, this book applies the Haynes approach to a popular and inspirational hobby that requires plenty of practical information and understanding. Whether novice or keen amateur, everyone with an interest in astronomy will be fascinated by this Haynes Manual.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 212 x 270 x 13mm | 735g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 400 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0857338501
  • 9780857338501
  • 788,119

Table of contents

The book is honoured with a foreword by amateur astronomer Dr Brian May of rock group Queen, and the irrepressible Patrick Moore provides a preface. The manual begins with an overview of the solar system and the universe. Amateur viewing: naked eye (including how, when and where to look) and binoculars (choosing and using). Telescopes: Newtonians, Schmidt-Cassegrains, Ritchey-Chretiens, Maksutovs; plus motorised mounts, GOTO technology, the wealth of accessories. Professional viewing: a captivating insight into equipment and techniques that will appeal to all aspiring astronomers. Astrophotography: electronic imaging, video astronomy, computer/telescope synergy, creating a gallery of your own images. Comprehensive appendices, including terminology and further resources. Original hardback edition ISBN 978 1 84425 821 5.
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About Jane A. Green

Jane Green writes about astronomy for Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Now, and also lectures to a wide range of audiences alongside VIPs, celebrities and industry professionals, including US astronaut Buzz Aldrin. She lives in Sussex.
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