Book Review: Objects in the Heavens
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:23 PM
I can tell you also that I had the opportunity to e-mail Mr. Birren some time ago, and he seems to be a very nice person who has an honest enthusiasm for his work. In fact, he e-mailed the *.pdf version of this guide at no cost just so I could have the couple of pages covering the moon which were not in the previous edition.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:49 PM
I keep a copy of this book in my equipment case, for those times when I've worked whatever list I brought out and still have time and/or energy left on a given night. The book deserves the recommendations it so frequently receives.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:26 AM
This book is turning out to be a lot more useful than I first imagined. Tonight I was using it to observe in three constellations (Draco, Canes Venatici, and Bootes) I'd not observed in before and Hercules. It doesn't disappoint.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:34 AM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:45 AM
I agree with this statement. Thanks so much for providing the great review. I bought one of these a couple months ago, and have used it extensively. This guide combined with S&Ts Pocket Sky Atlas and a monthly star chart from S&T or printed from skymaps.com is really all I need for most nights.
One of the best night sky references around!!!
Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:30 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:10 PM
If you decide you want a copy, order from Peter to be sure that you get the 5th ed.
Yeah, definitely order it directly from Peter Birren through his website. He'll even personally autograph it for you if you want!