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Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy

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Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy
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Stargazing basics
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getting started in recreational astronomy
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Language
eng
Summary
How do I get started in astronomy? Should I buy binoculars or a telescope? What can I expect to see? This wonderful informal guide to astronomy has all the information an absolute beginner needs to get started. It explains the basic techniques and equipment you need for exploring the night sky, from observing with the naked eye to using binoculars and telescopes. It then takes you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Moon, Sun, stars, planets, and more. The book gives sound advice on purchasing affordable binoculars, telescopes, and accessories, and is illustrated with photos taken by the author, showing how objects in the sky actually look through modest amateur equipment. Whether you are a parent thinking of buying a telescope for your children, or a newcomer yourself, this book has all you need to know to take the first steps into the fascinating world of astronomy
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1960-
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Kinzer, Paul E.
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  • Astronomy
  • Amateur astronomy
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Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Why another stargazing guide? -- Pt. I. Stargazing techniques and equipment -- 1. With the naked eye alone -- 2. Binoculars: the next step -- 3. "But I want a telescope!" -- Pt. II. What's up there? -- 4. The Solar System -- 5. The deep sky -- Pt. III. A stargazing glossary -- App. 1. The Greek alphabet -- App. 2. The constellations -- Some simple star charts
Control code
25844982
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 147 pages
Isbn
9780521728591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25844982
  • (Sirsi) 25844982
Label
Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Why another stargazing guide? -- Pt. I. Stargazing techniques and equipment -- 1. With the naked eye alone -- 2. Binoculars: the next step -- 3. "But I want a telescope!" -- Pt. II. What's up there? -- 4. The Solar System -- 5. The deep sky -- Pt. III. A stargazing glossary -- App. 1. The Greek alphabet -- App. 2. The constellations -- Some simple star charts
Control code
25844982
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 147 pages
Isbn
9780521728591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25844982
  • (Sirsi) 25844982

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