Stephen James O'Meara's Observing Night Sky w Binoculars
Stephen James O'Meara's Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars
Real Author: O'Meara, Stephen James
Description: Month by month, star by star, object by object, Stephen James O'Meara takes readers on a celestial journey to many of the most prominent stars and constellations visible from mid-northern latitudes. Filled with interesting anecdotes about the stars and constellations and their intriguing histories, this book is both a useful guide for amateur astronomers, and a great first-time reference for those just starting out. After describing a constellation's mythology, readers are guided in locating and identifying its brightest stars in the sky, as well as any other bright targets of interest - colourful stars, double or multiple stars, star clusters and asterisms, nebulae, galaxies, variable stars, and more. This book will help beginning stargazers become familiar with the stars and constellations visible from their backyards, and explore the brightest and best stars, nebulae, and clusters visible through inexpensive, handheld binoculars.
Contents: To the reader; The Spring Stars; 1. April; 2. May; 3. June; The Summer Stars; 4. July; 5. August; 6. September; The Autumn Stars; 7. October; 8. November; 9. December; The Winter Stars; 10. January; 11. February; 12. March; Appendix A. The Constellations; Appendix B. Nova hunting with binoculars; Index.
First Author: O'Meara, Stephen James
Title: Stephen James O'Meara's Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars
ISBN-13 / EAN-Number: 9780521721707
RRP: GBP 19.99
amateurs, enthusiasts, general readers