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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: dgreyson]
      #5726828 - 03/11/13 08:46 PM

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Turn Left at Orion:
A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope - and How to Find Them




+1 "Turn Left at Orion" for 9-12


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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5726831 - 03/11/13 08:48 PM

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I always like to recommend "NightWatch A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe" by Terrence Dickinson.




+1

Also Backyard Astronomer Guide (for equipment)


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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: Traveler]
      #5726835 - 03/11/13 08:50 PM

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...and the S&T Pocket Sky atlas.




Sky Atlas 2000 the colored version


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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: SusanY]
      #5727045 - 03/11/13 10:42 PM


I like my Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas. It's the one that gets pulled down most often when I'm trying to identify a new lunar feature. Mine is the 1999 version now selling for about $39. I don't know anything about the new "re-mastered" version selling for twice that much. The pictures are a bit blurry, but completely usable.

I like my 21st Century Atlas of the Moon, but I've only just received it and haven't really tried to use it yet.

For deep-sky, there are uncountable books and atlases out there. If you haven't already downloaded the free Tri-Atlas, go out and do so. It's three complete atlases of the sky on PDFs, down to different limiting magnitudes and scale. Google "tri atlas" and it will come right up.


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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: Ron500E]
      #5729314 - 03/12/13 11:10 PM

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Another Newbie question....
What books would you consider "essential" for the novice to have, or add, to his/her library?"
Thanks, Ron




The Beginner's Observing Guide: An Introduction to the Night Sky for the Novi... is a really great resource. The book is published by the RASC, origionally written in 1943 by Leo Enright. I have the revised 2003 5th edition and it appears that Mr. Enright has penned all the updates. There is a more recent 6th edition that was completed before the author passed away. It's very well written, easy to understand and concise. There are seasonal star maps on fold out pages inside, tips on purchasing equipment, observing planets, variable stars, etc. Everybody should have one.

Edited by rookie (03/13/13 05:14 PM)


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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: rookie]
      #5731119 - 03/13/13 09:01 PM

Objects in the Heavens by Peter Birren. See thread in this forum:
Review of OITH


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Mike E.
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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: Ron500E]
      #5739226 - 03/17/13 05:40 PM Attachment (4 downloads)

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Another Newbie question....

What books would you consider "essential" for the novice to have, or add, to his/her library?" ................... This will form the foundation of a collection that will be given to a local school (grades 9-12) after I assume room temperature.
Thanks,

Ron




"The Stars - a new way to see them" by H.A. Rey

Still in print after 60 years.


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Re: Speaking of Books new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5739256 - 03/17/13 05:55 PM

Pocket Sky Atlas, a scope and a clear, dark sky. Those are three wonderful things to combine together when your new.

Edited by JayinUT (03/17/13 05:56 PM)


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