David Levy's Guide to the Night Sky
2nd Revised edition
By (author) David H. Levy
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David Levy's Guide to the Night Sky by David H. Levy
Book DescriptionThe perfect introduction for the novice astronomer, this book stirs the imagination and puts observation in a framework of social activity and personal adventure. Written by an award-winning astronomer, it is a technical guide to the sky, full of helpful practical hints. The author's lively style engages, entertains, and informs. Newcomers will learn how to enjoy the Moon, planets, comets, meteors, and distant galaxies observable through a small telescope. Levy describes the features of the Moon from night to night; how to observe constellations; how best to view the stars, nebulae, and galaxies; how to follow the planets on their annual trek among the constellations; how to map the sky; how to find a new comet; how to buy or even make a telescope; what to see in a month of lunar observations or a year of stellar observation; and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521797535
(247mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David H. Levy
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Practical Skywatcher's Handbook, Paperback (January 2012)
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David Levy's Guide to Eclipses, Transits, and Occultations, Paperback (August 2010)
David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this guide for beginners and practised observers.
Observing Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, and the Zodiacal Light, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by David H. Levy
A clear guide on how to make successful and valuable observations and records of comets, asteroids, meteors and the zodiacal light.
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