Turn Left at Orion

Turn Left at Orion

by Guy Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis
Turn Left at Orion
Turn Left at Orion

Turn Left at Orion

by Guy Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis

(Spiral Bound - Reprint)

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With over 150,000 copies sold since its first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. This unique guidebook to the night sky shows you how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets actually look through a small telescope, while its large pages and spiral binding allow for use outside. Along with updated star names and astronomical information, this new edition provides links to a dedicated webpage with up-to-date tables and images, and an improved planets chapter. The many Dobsonian-friendly images and small telescope views have been revised to account for changes in modern telescope technology, such as larger field of view eyepieces. With dedicated chapters on Northern and Southern Hemisphere objects, it's never been easier to explore the night sky, wherever you are. Additional resources are available on the accompanying website: www.cambridge.org/turnleft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108457569
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/24/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 137,610
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Guy Consolmagno is the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Vatican City. He is the author of over 200 scientific publications, primarily on meteorite and asteroid properties. The International Astronomical Union named asteroid 4597 Consolmagno in recognition of his work, and in 2014 he won the Carl Sagan Medal for public outreach from the American Astronomical Society. He uses a 3.5' catadioptric and an 8' Dobsonian telescope.

Dan M. Davis is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. His research is in terrestrial tectonics and geophysics. A lifelong amateur stargazer, his observations for this book were made with a 2.4' refractor, an 8' catadioptric, and a 10' Dobsonian telescope.

Table of Contents

1. How do you get to Albireo?; 2. How to use this book; 3. Using your telescope; 4. The Moon; 5. The Sun; 6. Observing planets; 7. Seasonal skies: January–March; 8. Seasonal skies: April–June 90; 9. Seasonal skies: July–September; 10. Seasonal skies: October–December; 11. Northern skies; 12. Southern skies; 13. About this fifth edition; 14. Where do you go from here?; Tables; Index.
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