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Turn Left at Orion

 
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Written by Guy Consolmagno & Dan M. Davis

 

With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new spiral binding, this edition is even easier to use outdoors at the telescope and is the ideal beginner's book. Keeping its distinct one-object-per-spread format, this edition is also designed for Dobsonian telescopes, as well as for smaller reflectors and refractors, and covers Southern hemisphere objects in more detail. Large-format eyepiece views, positioned side-by-side, show objects exactly as they are seen through a telescope, and with improved directions, updated tables of astronomical information and an expanded night-by-night Moon section, it has never been easier to explore the night sky on your own. Many additional resources are available on the accompanying website, www.cambridge.org/turnleft.

  • Now with double the number of night sky objects to observe
  • Designed for Dobsonian telescopes, as well as for smaller reflectors and refractors
  • Covers both Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • Spiral binding makes it even easier to use outdoors

 

'This is quite possibly the most inviting guidebook ever written to help people with binoculars and small telescopes find, view, understand, and, most of all, enjoy everything in the night sky from the Moon and planets to distant star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. And if you think it's only for beginners, think again - every telescope owner should have a copy.' Dennis di Cicco, Senior Editor, Sky and Telescope

 

Table of contents:

1. How do you get to Albireo?
2. How to use this book
3. The Moon
4. The planets
5. Seasonal skies: January–March
6. Seasonal skies: April–June
7. Seasonal skies: July–September
8. Seasonal skies: October–December
9. Northern skies
10. Southern skies
11. Where do you go from here?
Index
Behind the eyepiece.

 

Product details:

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • Format: Spiral bound
  • ISBN: 9780521153973
  • Length: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 330 x 261 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 0.93kg
  • Contains: 600 b/w illus. 20 tables