Turn Left at Orion

Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them

Author: Guy Consolmagno,Dan M. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108698255

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 2873

With over 150,000 copies sold since its first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. This unique guidebook to the night sky shows you how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets actually look through a small telescope, while its large pages and spiral binding allow for use outside. Along with updated star names and astronomical information, this new edition provides links to a dedicated webpage with up-to-date tables and images, and an improved planets chapter. The many Dobsonian-friendly images and small telescope views have been revised to account for changes in modern telescope technology, such as larger field of view eyepieces. With dedicated chapters on Northern and Southern Hemisphere objects, it's never been easier to explore the night sky, wherever you are. Additional resources are available on the accompanying website: www.cambridge.org/turnleft.

Turn Right At Orion

Author: Mitchell Begelman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465012169

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6449

Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, discovered sixty million years in Earth's future-the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odyssey. Astrophysicist Mitchell Begelman takes the reader to far distant shores, across a vast ocean of time, in a narrative style that zips along at just below light speed. We travel to the center of the Milky Way, witness the births and deaths of stars and of planets, and almost perish in the crushing forces at the perimeter of a black hole-and all the while Begelman explains in clear and vibrant prose how things work the way they do in the cosmos. Turn Right at Orion is a serious science book that reads like fiction.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521793902

Category: Nature

Page: 213

View: 6754

Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

Star-Hopping

Your Visa to Viewing the Universe

Author: Robert A. Garfinkle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521598897

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 8982

Star-hopping--using easily seen bright stars to locate fainter celestial objects in the night sky--is a basic and essential technique for all star gazers, novice and veteran alike. Robert Garfinkle shows you how to locate the many stellar objects usually overlooked by the untrained eye. Two or more detailed star hops for each month of the year, which can be read in any order, take you on a trip through the night sky, opening new doors of discovery and reinforcing star-hopping methods and techniques. With Garfinkle's able guidance, learn to take the Messier Marathon--a night-long hop across the skies. Additional basic astronomy skills are carefully outlined, including reading star charts, finding celestial directions, understanding telescope types, and using light pollution filters. A lively history of the universe and the ancient myths and legends of the sky round out the text. This is an essential guide for sky gazers who want to get the most out of their evening sky explorations.

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

From Novice to Master Observer

Author: Robert Thompson,Barbara Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596526857

Category: Nature

Page: 519

View: 5237

Offers basic information about astronomy, including its terminology, the best equipment to purchase for stargazing, and images of over one hundred objects to view in the night sky such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Deep-sky Wonders

A Tour of the Universe with Sky & Telescope's Sue French

Author: Sue C. French

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077939

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2963

Collects some of the author's "Deep-Sky Wonders" columns, arranged by season and month, providing one hundred in-depth tours of the nighttime sky.

Amateur Astronomer's Handbook

Author: John Benson Sidgwick,R. C. Gamble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486240343

Category: Science

Page: 572

View: 855

Timeless, comprehensive coverage of telescopes, mirrors, lenses, mountings, telescope drives, micrometers, spectroscopes, more. ". . . highly recommended for very serious nonprofessional astronomers." — A Guide to the Literature of Astronomy. 189 illustrations. Reprint of 1971 edition.

See It with a Small Telescope

101 Cosmic Wonders Including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and More

Author: Will Kalif

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612437745

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 9514

Have Fun Exploring the Stars with Close-up Views of Space Objects Right from Your Own Backyard Take the mystery and struggle out of discovering new worlds. With hands-on tips, tricks and instructions, this book allows you to unleash the full power of your small telescope and view amazing space objects right from your own backyard, including: • Saturn’s Rings • Jupiter’s Moons • Apollo 11's Landing Site • Orion Nebula • Andromeda Galaxy • Polaris Double Star • Pegasus Globular Cluster • And much, much more!

Astronomy Hacks

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596100605

Category: Nature

Page: 388

View: 3867

Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.

Celestial Sampler

60 Small-Scope Tours for Starlit Nights

Author: Sue French,Richard Tresch Fienberg

Publisher: Sky Publishing

ISBN: 9781931559287

Category: Science

Page: 169

View: 9380

Take a tour of the universe with Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Sue French. With 60 Small Scope Sampler columns, you will be out and exploring the wonders if the night sky in no time. Most of the objects are visible in a 4-inch telescope, making this full-color and easy-to-use book perfect for the backyard astronomer!

Star-hopping for Backyard Astronomers

Author: Alan M. MacRobert

Publisher: Sky Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780933346680

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2965

Introduces amateur astronomy, explains how to use sky maps, binoculars, and telescopes, and suggests fourteen separate tours of the night sky

So You Want a Meade LX Telescope!

How to Select and Use the LX200 and Other High-End Models

Author: Lawrence Harris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441917751

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 3955

Computers and Astronomy Perhaps every generation of astronomers believes that their telescopes are the best that have ever been. They are surely all correct! The great leap of our time is that computer-designed and machined parts have led to more accurately made com- nents that give the astronomer ever better views. The manual skills of the craftsman mirror grinder have been transformed into the new-age skills of the programmer and the machine maker. (The new products did not end the work of craftsman te- scope makers, though. Many highly skilled amateur/professional opticians cont- ued to produce good-quality mirrors that are still seen today. ) Amateur-priced telescopes are now capable of highly accurate tracking and computer control that were once only the province of professionals. This has greatly increased the p- sibilities of serious astronomy projects for which tailor-made software has been developed. Add a CCD camera to these improved telescopes (see Chap. 3), and you bring a whole new dimension to your astronomy (see Fig. 1. 1). Look Before You Leap! But first, a word of caution. Unless you are already familiar with astronomy and basic telescopes, it is not wise to start spending large amounts of money on a we- featured telescope. Such an instrument might otherwise be subsequently abandoned due to a perceived overcomplexity coupled with a waning interest.

The Stars

A New Way to See Them

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547132808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 2154

A simple guide to the location and recognition of stars and constellations presents the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Simultaneous.

NightWatch

A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552093026

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 3662

Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope

Author: Bob King

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624143113

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 6578

Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.

Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?

And Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory

Author: Guy Consolmagno,Paul Mueller

Publisher: Image Books

ISBN: 0804136955

Category: Religion

Page: 293

View: 7113

In May 2014, Pope Francis revealed that, if Martians wanted to be baptized, he would welcome aliens to the Church. Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno and science historian Father Paul Mueller agree! Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? sheds provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet. So, could you really baptize an extraterrestrial? And exactly how do you reconcile the scientific version of The Big Bang with the Genesis account of creation? Is there really life after death, and will the universe eventually die? What then? Does the Vatican know something regular people don't about an imminent end of the world? Why isn't Pluto a planet, and what did the Vatican have to do with that decision? Was the Star of Bethlehem just a pious religious story or an actual description of astronomical events? What really happened with the Church and Galileo? These questions and more will be explored in a book that will certainly shock and delight readers who love science and spirituality alike.

Discover the Stars

Author: Richard Berry

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0517565293

Category: Science

Page: 119

View: 1564

A guide to constellations, stars, and other celestial objects reveals the mythology surrounding the star groups and the star movement through the sky

The Heavens Proclaim

Astronomy and the Vatican : a Book

Author: Guy Consolmagno

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781592766451

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 8764

In honor of the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first astronomical observations, the Vatican and its century-old Observatory present "The Heavens Proclaim," an incredible demonstration of the beauty of the universe and the Catholic Church's role in its exploration.

50 Things to See with a Telescope - Kids

A Constellation Focused Approach

Author: John A Read

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999034651

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 74

View: 1185

From the author of the bestselling book 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, this colorful edition explores the constellations with young readers, guiding them to dozens of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Every page features a helpful "telescope view," showing exactly how objects appear through a small telescope or binoculars. While a member of the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society in California, John Read taught thousands of students how to use telescopes and explore the night sky. Now, he's sharing this knowledge with you! Even without a telescope, this introduction to the night sky is essential for every child's collection.

Jumbo Pocket Sky Atlas

Author: Roger Sinnott

Publisher: Sky & Telescope

ISBN: 9781940038254

Category: Science

Page: 136

View: 8410

Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time! Sky & Telescope's celestial atlases are the standard by which all other star atlases have been judged for a half century. Now we've raised the bar again with our Pocket Sky Atlas - Jumbo Edition. There has never been such a wonderfully detailed atlas so handy to take on trips and use at the telescope, thanks to its user-friendly size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to-read labels. The charts show both constellation boundaries and stick figures to help you find your way. Features of this atlas: More than 30,000 stars individually sized according to their relative brightness 1,500 deep-sky objects color-coded by type, including 675 galaxies oriented as they appear in the sky This Jumbo Edition has 6 new close-up charts, for a total of 10, depicting high-interest star fields. Labels even more legible in dim light