NightWatch

NightWatch

A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

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Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025.

The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material.

NightWatch has been acclaimed as the best general interest introduction to astronomy. The fourth edition has improvements over the 3rd edition in every chapter, including:

The famous charts, ideal for stargazers using a small telescope or binoculars A complete update of the equipment section, including computerized telescopes An enlarged photography section, including how-to instructions for using the new generation of digital cameras for astronomical photography, both with and without a telescope The tables of future solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions and planet locations, updated through 2025.

This edition includes star charts for use in the southern hemisphere. There are also dozens of new photographs throughout the book that show the latest thrilling discoveries made by current space observatories and probes.

Publisher: Buffalo ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2006
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781554071470
155407147X
Branch Call Number: 520 DICKINSON
523 D553 4th ed
520 Dickinson
523 D553 4th ed
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 27 cm

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Apr 01, 2016

An excellent primer.

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fly800
Feb 21, 2010

Great astronomy starter book. If you want a jam packed book on astromony, this is the book.

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fabien
Nov 23, 2007

A wonderful introductory book for the budding astronomy. Covers a wide range of topics in layman's terms. Highly recommended.

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