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- DescriptionHow do I get started in astromy? Should I buy biculars or a telescope? What can I expect to see? This wonderful beginners' guide to astromy covers all the information you need to get started. This second edition has been fully updated and w includes new illustrations, the latest astromy equipment and celestial events through to the year 2025. It starts by explaining the basic techniques and equipment you need for exploring the skies before taking you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Moon, Sun, stars, planets and more. Any necessary technical terms are clearly explained. The author gives sound advice on using and purchasing affordable biculars, telescopes and accessories, and the book is illustrated with photos taken by the author, showing how objects in the sky actually look through modest amateur equipment. It contains a comprehensive glossary and references to further astromy resources and websites.
- Author BiographyPaul E. Kinzer has many years' experience as an amateur astronomer and educator. He currently runs his own small business, traveling to schools and other venues with a Starlab portable planetarium, to share his knowledge of the night sky with groups of all ages.
- Author(s)Paul E. Kinzer
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication09/07/2015
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note91 b/w illus. 12 colour illus. 8 maps
- Weight380 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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