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Philip's practical astronomy
Storm Dunlop
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Practical Astronomy is a classic introduction to observational astronomy, featuring the equipment and knowledge available in 2003. Storm Dunlop, a leading astronomy author, has written a straightforward and informative text about how to observe all kinds of celestial objects, from the planets and comets in our Solar System to intriguing deep sky objects in the Universe beyond. This indispensable guide gives even the complete beginner access to the knowledge and experience of the professional astronomer.The book is organized in two halves:Beginning Astronomy provides the essential information on how to observe, either with the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope; where and when to look; how to find your way around the sky by 'constellation-hopping'; how to use star maps and planispheres; and how to record your observations with drawings and photographs.Exploring the Sky looks in more detail at all the objects the amateur can view, from aurorae and meteors (shooting stars) to the Moon, Sun, planets and comets, and beyond to stars, nebulae, the Milky Way and other galaxies.The book is beautifully illustrated with some spectacular colour photographs as well as clear and informative diagrams. The star charts are drawn by renowned celestial cartographer Wil Tirion.Main map scale:

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Storm Dunlop is a former President of the British Astronomical Association. He is based in East Wittering, near Chichester, England.

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