Turn Left at Orion

Turn Left at Orion

A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in A Small Telescope--and How to Find Them

Book - 2000
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A guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers, Turn Left at Orion provides all the information you need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects. Large format diagrams show these objects exactly as they appear in a small telescope and for each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Revised and updated, this new edition contains a chapter describing spectacular deep sky objects visible from the southern hemisphere, and tips on observing the upcoming transits of Venus. It also includes a discussion of Dobsonian telescopes, with hints on using personal computers and the internet as aids for planning an observing session. Unlike many guides to the night sky, this book is specifically written for observers using small telescopes. Clear and easy-to-use, this fascinating book will appeal to skywatchers of all ages and backgrounds. No previous knowledge of astronomy is needed.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, 2000.
Edition: 3rd ed. --
ISBN: 9780521781909
Characteristics: 224 p. :,ill.


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Feb 13, 2010

Very great reference for first timers in backyard astronomy. In a matter of minutes, I was able to view numerous astro sitings with my 5" reflector.

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