The Backyard Stargazer: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Skywatching With and Without a Telescope by Patricia Price - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Stargazing is an activity that lasts a lifetime. There is nothing like the thrill of glimpsing at the rings of Saturn for the...

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Exact title of the book
The Backyard Stargazer: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Skywatching With and Without a Telescope
Book author
Patricia Price
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
168 pages
Language
English
Published
April 1st 2005 by Quarry Books
File size (in PDF)
672 kB
The Backyard Stargazer: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Skywatching With and Without a Telescope

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Stargazing is an activity that lasts a lifetime. There is nothing like the thrill of glimpsing at the rings of Saturn for the first time or seeing, with the aid of a simple pair of binoculars, a fuzzy patch in the sky resolve into a cluster of sparkling stars. The Backyard Stargazer will help you discover new wonders in the night sky, whether you observe from a lounge chair in your backyard, a camp set up far from city lights, or the deck of a ship on a special stargazing cruise.Written in a conversational, accessible style, The Backyard Stargazer is a down to earth guide to observing the night and daytime sky without having to invest in a lot of equipment.

You will discover: What you need to get started: a clear night, a red light flashlight, and a copy of The Backyard Stargazer to guide your observing sessions Seasonal star maps to help you spot constellations ,and more, year round Things you never knew about the Moon, Sun, and planets What causes an eclipse and how you can travel to see one How stars are born and where comets come from How to photograph auroras, meteors, and constellations What you can see with the naked eye, binoculars, and, when you're ready, a small telescope Includes 46 easy projects for planet watching, moon viewing, and constellation spotting!