Skywatching

Skywatching Skywatching is a comprehensive indispensable guide to the magic and mystery of the heavens from the glow of the night s first star to the splendor of distant galaxies Authoritative lavishly photogr

  • Title: Skywatching
  • Author: David H. Levy John O'Byrne
  • ISBN: 9780783547510
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Skywatching is a comprehensive, indispensable guide to the magic and mystery of the heavens, from the glow of the night s first star to the splendor of distant galaxies Authoritative, lavishly photographed, and with illustrated guides to the wonders of the natural world around us Clear, accessible format, charts, diagrams, field tips, practical pointers and historical p Skywatching is a comprehensive, indispensable guide to the magic and mystery of the heavens, from the glow of the night s first star to the splendor of distant galaxies Authoritative, lavishly photographed, and with illustrated guides to the wonders of the natural world around us Clear, accessible format, charts, diagrams, field tips, practical pointers and historical profiles.

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    1. This was given to me as a gift when I was around 10 or 11. (I wanted to be an Astronomer when I grew up.) I spent countless hours in the bed of my dad's pickup with this book and a set of binoculars. Excellent gift book with helpful charts and beautiful illustrations.

    2. Everything I know about identifying stars is from this book. You never know what you're looking at until you check this book out with a pair of binoculars on a crisp cool night.

    3. A fantastic book if you are new to astronomy. Full of all the information you need to know about the planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, the history of astronomy and also a great set of sky maps with details of hundreds of objects which can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and telescopes. I have been using this book for years

    4. C'est le livre avec lequel je suis allée regarder les étoiles pour la première fois, sur la butte de neige dans ma cours. J'avais peut-être 13, 14 ou 15 ans. Sans cette idée qui m'est passée par la tête un jour : "tient, je vais prendre un livre d'astronomie à la biblio, et j'vais regarder desconstellations dehors !" Je serais pas sur le point de commencer un doctorat en astrophysique certain !

    5. great beginning guide to observational techniques for the night sky, history of astronomy, and explanations of stars and galaxies. includes some, but not all, messier objects, the location inside the appropriate constellation, a brief history of the constellation's name, as well as matching instrument to magnitude. easy to understand, baby stepping you into the wonders of the universe.

    6. Un tanto antiguo, pero no ha cambiado nada. Qué grande es David Levy y cuánto sabe. Todos los libros que ha hecho han sido verdaderas maravillas, y este otro más. Un aperitivo de lo que fue 'Observar el Cielo'. Ojalá se animase a prodigarse más con su enorme saber.

    7. Me regalaron este libro cuando a mis 10 años estaba muy interesado en la astronomía. Me rompió la cabeza, fue el mejor regalo. Las imágenes son muy buenas, y es una guía fantástica para observar el cielo, incluso hoy en día donde existen aplicaciones para hacerlo con una tableta

    8. A little dated now, but the star charts and constellation guides are invaluable. Filled with interesting facts and good information to start the new skwatcher.

    9. This book is fascinating and colorful. The descriptions are vivid and the information accurate. Glad I bought it!

    10. Solid astronomy book for a beginning amateur. It has the basics including sky maps, Science background, use of telescopes and equipment, mythology of the stars. Nice edition to start skywatching.

    11. This book is very complete, with star charts and history, and stunning color. This book would be a joy to read even if you never went outside.

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