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Orion AstroView 6" Newtonian
Explore Scientific 24 mm [68°], 14 mm and 8.8 mm [82°]
Explore Scientific 2x focal extender
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Quote:If this thread was asking for the astro book you used most, which in my case would be a toss up between "Objects in the Heavens" and "Pocket Sky Atlas," and the one you used least, BAG would be it. So it's now slated to be donated to the Friends of the Library for their next book sale. Good book, read it once, than I was done with it. Thanks, no seriously, thanks, I need the space.I think I got my copy (new, previous edition) of BAG online from EdwardRHamilton.com at a very reasonable price. You might check ABEBooks.com too. I got all three volumes of Burnham's Celestial Handbook, hardcover, with dust jackets, in new condition for less than 12 bucks including shipping, from ABEBooks.
Quote:They both are excellent books that cover different things. Saying which is best depends on what you're looking for. Nightwatch is a very good observers guide and "Backyard" contains a lot of information on many areas of astronomy. Get both, they really don't overlay much.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.