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The Universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos : everything you need to know to become an amateur astronomer / David Dickinson with Fraser Cain ; foreword by Dr. Pamela Gay.

By: Dickinson, David, 1946- [author.].
Contributor(s): Cain, Fraser [author.] | Gay, Pamela [writer of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 1624145442; 9781624145445.Other title: Cosmos.Subject(s): Astronomy -- Observers' manualsDDC classification: 523
Contents:
Stepping out tonight -- Astronomy gear and tech talk -- Following planets and the moon in the sky -- The deep sky -- The sky from season to season -- Near-sky wonders : satellites, auroras, and more -- Cosmic intruders : observing comets, asteroids, and meteor showers -- Solar observing -- Astrophotography 101 -- Top astronomy events for 2019-2014 -- Real science you can do and protecting the night sky -- Appendix: Constellations of the sky.
Summary: David Dickinson, earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky. "The universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos" features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. This comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos.
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The most comprehensive guide since the bestselling NightWatch from the top Internet site on the topic with over 87k Facebook followers.The Definitive Resource for Viewing the Night SkyDavid Dickinson, Earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky.The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. This comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos.Take your recreational viewing to the next level with activities like:Finding comets and asteroidsTracking variable starsMonitoring meteor showersFollowing solar activityTracking satellitesTiming lunar and asteroid occultationsWith star charts, practical background information, technological resources and telescope and astrophotography guides, this is the ultimate resource for any backyard space enthusiast.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Stepping out tonight -- Astronomy gear and tech talk -- Following planets and the moon in the sky -- The deep sky -- The sky from season to season -- Near-sky wonders : satellites, auroras, and more -- Cosmic intruders : observing comets, asteroids, and meteor showers -- Solar observing -- Astrophotography 101 -- Top astronomy events for 2019-2014 -- Real science you can do and protecting the night sky -- Appendix: Constellations of the sky.

David Dickinson, earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky. "The universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos" features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. This comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos.

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