Stephen James O'Meara's Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars
A Simple Guide to the Heavens
By (author) Stephen James O'Meara
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Stephen James O'Meara's Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars by Stephen James O'Meara
Book DescriptionMonth 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521721707
(297mm x 210mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen James O'Meara
Deep-Sky Companions, Hardback (September 2016)
Featuring stunning images, updated observations and astrophysical descriptions, this is ideal for observers in search of a new challenge.
Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects, Hardback (March 2014)
This updated Deep-Sky Companion features improved star charts for finding every Messier Object and a complete history of their discovery.
Deep-sky Companions: Southern Gems, Hardback (April 2013)
This text presents 120 deep-sky objects for southern hemisphere stargazers, each accompanied by beautiful images, finder charts and lucid commentary.
Deep-sky Companions: The Secret Deep, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Stephen James O'Meara
An essential guide for any deep-sky observer, featuring 109 new objects, each accompanied by photographs, sketches and finder charts.
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Author Biography - Stephen James O'Meara
Stephen James O'Meara spent much of his career on the editorial staff of Sky & Telescope. He is a columnist and contributing editor for Astronomy magazine and a world-renowned science popularizer. For his many outstanding achievements in astronomy, including the visual recovery of Halley's comet in 1985, pre-Voyager visual discovery of the spokes in Saturn's B-ring, and being the first to determine visually the rotation period of Uranus, the International Astronomical Union named asteroid 3637 O'Meara in his honor. Steve is also the recipient of the Caroline Herschel Award, as well as the prestigious Lone Stargazer Award (2001) and the Omega Centauri Award (1994) for 'his efforts in advancing astronomy through observation, writing, and promotion, and for sharing his love of the sky.' Steve was a long-time contributing editor and consultant for Odyssey, an award-winning children's science magazine. He is also a contract videographer for National Geographic Digital Motion, specializing in volcanic eruptions.
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