50 Things to See with a Small Telescope Southern Hemisphere Edition

Filename: 50-things-to-see-with-a-small-telescope-southern-hemisphere-edition.pdf
ISBN: 1530741599
Release Date: 2016-03-25
Number of pages: 74
Author: John Read
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope Southern Hemisphere Edition in PDF and EPUB A special edition for aspiring astronomers living south of the equator. This special edition of 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae observed from all over the southern hemisphere. Not only does this book demonstrate how to find things, it also shows what many of these objects look like through a small telescope!Here are just some of the items this book will help you find:* Planets* Nebulae* Comets* Globular Clusters * The International Space StationI am very excited to share my knowledge of astronomy and I am sure you will enjoy this book for years to come.


50 Things to See with a Small Telescope

Filename: 50-things-to-see-with-a-small-telescope.pdf
ISBN: 0615826717
Release Date: 2013-05-19
Number of pages: 72
Author: John A. Read
Publisher: John a Read

Download and read online 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope in PDF and EPUB People love this book! 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope details the go-to objects observed at stargazing events all over the Northern Hemisphere. People of all ages frequently ask, "How did you find that so quickly?" Well, this book will explain just that! The planets in our solar system, the International Space Station, sunspots, birds, nebula, airplanes, and comets are just some of the items that his book will help you find! If you have been having difficulties enjoying your small telescope, this book is for you. There is something interesting about pretty much everything in outer space and it is exciting how many pop-culture references are derived from things in the night sky! Viewing the stars referenced in Star Trek, or talking about a character in Harry Potter named after a constellation, is just another way to make stargazing that much more fun! I am very excited to share my knowledge of astronomy and I am sure you will enjoy this book for years to come. By working through the 50 items in this book you will achieve a well-rounded understanding of amateur astronomy.


Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope

Filename: observing-the-messier-objects-with-a-small-telescope.pdf
ISBN: 038785357X
Release Date: 2011-11-02
Number of pages: 387
Author: Philip Pugh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope in PDF and EPUB Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope contains descriptions and photographs of the 103 Messier objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. The photographs show how the objects appear through a 127mm Maksutov (and other instruments, where applicable). The visual appearance of a Messier object is often very different from what can be imaged with the same telescope, and a special feature of this book is that it shows what you can see with a small telescope. It will also contain binocular descriptions of some objects. Messier published the final version of his catalog in 1781 (it contains 103 different objects), a catalog so good that it is still in common use today, well over two centuries later. In making a catalog of all the 'fixed' deep-sky objects that observers might confuse with comets, Messier had succeeded in listing all the major interesting deep-sky objects that today are targets for amateur astronomers. Messier's telescope (thought to be a 4-inch) was, by today's amateur standards, small. It also had rather poor optics by modern standards. Thus - and despite the fact that he was a master observer - all the things Messier saw can be found and observed by any observer using a commercial 127 mm (5-inch) telescope. Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope lets the reader follow in Messier's footsteps by observing the Messier objects more or less as the great man saw them himself!


Astronomy with a Home Telescope The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky

Filename: astronomy-with-a-home-telescope-the-top-50-celestial-bodies-to-discover-in-the-night-sky.pdf
ISBN: 9781623156497
Release Date: 2015-08-16
Number of pages: 176
Author: Seth Penricke
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.

Download and read online Astronomy with a Home Telescope The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky in PDF and EPUB See What’s Out There To experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. With a simple home telescope, an astronomy novice can see the rings of Saturn, comets, asteroids, and nebulae. But even the bravest astronomy buffs know better than to explore outer space without a guide. That’s why everything you need to marvel at the stars is here in Astronomy at a Glance. Exciting profiles of 50 astronomy objects in the night skyClear directions to locate each astronomy object with a home telescopeAstronomy origin stories, scientific examples, and pop culture referencesExpert astronomy advice on using and cleaning your telescopeComplete schedule of solar and lunar eclipses Astronomy at a Glance is the best way to discover our distant neighbors in the cosmos.


Discover the Stars

Filename: discover-the-stars.pdf
ISBN: 9780307774552
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Number of pages: 128
Author: Richard Berry
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Download and read online Discover the Stars in PDF and EPUB For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars. Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple telescope. The tour is conducted by the editor of Astronomy magazine, Richard Berry, whose two-color, computer-plotted sky maps and clear instructions make stargazing fun and productive from your first night out. The heart of Discover the Stars is two sections of big, beautiful sky maps and charts. The first section features twelve maps that show the entire sky overhead as it appears during each month of the year. These outline all the constellations visible anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and the accompanying text reveals the rich ancient mythology that surrounds the star groups. The second section is made up of twenty-three star charts that depict smaller regions of the sky in great detail. These charts give the names of key stars and lead you to fascinating features such as stars with unusual colors, double stars, variable stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Separate chapters cover basics, such as how the stars move through the sky, how to find your way around the moon and the planets, making an astronomer's flashlight, and choosing and using a telescope -- all in terms that are easy to grasp and remember. Discover the Stars is the perfect introduction to the heavens, simple enough to be useful if you're just starting out but packed with enough information to keep you learning and enjoying the stars for years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Turn Left at Orion

Filename: turn-left-at-orion.pdf
ISBN: 9781139503730
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Number of pages:
Author: Guy Consolmagno
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Turn Left at Orion in PDF and EPUB With 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.


Star Maps for Beginners

Filename: star-maps-for-beginners.pdf
ISBN: 9780671791872
Release Date: 1992-09-01
Number of pages: 64
Author: I.M. Levitt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Star Maps for Beginners in PDF and EPUB The author's maps, which divide the sky into quadrants, and explanations of the constellations are designed to simplify study for the amateur astronomer


50 Things to See with a Small Telescope

Filename: 50-things-to-see-with-a-small-telescope.pdf
ISBN: 1530172276
Release Date: 2016-02-21
Number of pages: 72
Author: John Read
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope in PDF and EPUB Japanese Edition of the Best Selling Book: 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope People love this book! 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope highlights the must-see objects observed at stargazing events all over the Northern Hemisphere. People of all ages frequently ask, "How did you find that so quickly?" Well, this book will explain just that! The planets in our solar system, the International Space Station, sunspots, birds, nebula, airplanes, and comets are just some of the items that his book will help you find! If you have been having difficulties enjoying your small telescope, this book is for you. There is something interesting about pretty much everything in outer space and it is exciting how many pop-culture references are derived from things in the night sky! Viewing the stars referenced in Star Trek, or talking about a character in Harry Potter named after a constellation, is just another way to make stargazing that much more fun! I am very excited to share my knowledge of astronomy and I am sure you will enjoy this book for years to come. By working through the 50 items in this book you will achieve a well-rounded understanding of amateur astronomy.


NightWatch

Filename: nightwatch.pdf
ISBN: 9781552093023
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 176
Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books

Download and read online NightWatch in PDF and EPUB Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets


The Everything Kids Astronomy Book

Filename: the-everything-kids-astronomy-book.pdf
ISBN: 9781605501741
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Number of pages: 144
Author: Kathi Wagner
Publisher: Everything Books

Download and read online The Everything Kids Astronomy Book in PDF and EPUB Explore the galaxies! Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my! Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book, astronomers-in-training will learn: How galaxies like the Milky Way were built. Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit. Why the earth spins and how gravity works. What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets. The truth about the man in the moon. Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are. What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-world!


The Kids Book of the Night Sky

Filename: the-kids-book-of-the-night-sky.pdf
ISBN: 9781553371281
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 144
Author: Ann Love
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

Download and read online The Kids Book of the Night Sky in PDF and EPUB Introduces methods for observing the sky at night, the moon, the stars, constellations for each season, and the planets, recounts legends about the sky and the stars from many traditions, and suggests skywatching activities.


The Phantom Tollbooth

Filename: the-phantom-tollbooth.pdf
ISBN: 9780375985294
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Number of pages: 288
Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online The Phantom Tollbooth in PDF and EPUB With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!


Life As We Knew It

Filename: life-as-we-knew-it.pdf
ISBN: 0547415990
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Life As We Knew It in PDF and EPUB I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written three companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.


50 Targets for the Mid Sized Telescope

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ISBN: 0692858415
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Number of pages:
Author: John Read
Publisher:

Download and read online 50 Targets for the Mid Sized Telescope in PDF and EPUB Written as a follow up to 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, with virtually no overlap in content, 50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope introduces the beginner stargazer to a wonderful new set of astronomical objects. With easy to follow star maps, unique for each target, the budding astronomer will be exploring the universe like never before.


Rare Earth

Filename: rare-earth.pdf
ISBN: 9780387218489
Release Date: 2007-05-08
Number of pages: 338
Author: Peter D. Ward
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Rare Earth in PDF and EPUB What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.