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The Night Sky: A Guide to Observing the Sun, Moon and Planets

The Night Sky: A Guide to Observing the Sun, Moon and Planets

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The Night Sky: A Guide to Observing the Sun, Moon and Planets

The Night Sky: A Guide to Observing the Sun, Moon and Planets

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Product Overview

Product No:
23657
Author:
Steve Massey
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers
ISBN:
9781741105629
Edition:
2nd Edition
Edition Date:
March 2007
Pages:
224
Size:
173 x 237 x 16 mm
Weight:
587 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
7043 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Ever wondered what lies out there in the Solar System, beyond our own planet and how to see them with a telescope? This new, updated edition of The Night Sky: A Guide to Observing the Sun, Moon and Planets is the essential starting point for your backyard planetary journey.

Written by one of Australia's leading amateur astronomers, the highly popular first edition sold out across Australia and has been a pinnacle reference source for all newcomers to astronomy.

This new edtion includes:

  • Invaluable instructions on how to locate the planets and other celestial bodies.
  • Insightful chapters on the Sun, Moon and each of the planets, with details of what you can see through a small telescope and how to see more.
  • An in-depth guide to tools for observing, covering different types of telescopes and accessories.
  • Many new images taken with small to medium sized telescopes by the author and other leading Australian amateur astronomers including ground breaking views of the night side of Venus and stunning Mercury views not imaged by the Mariner 10 spacecraft.

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