The Practical Astronomer

The Practical Astronomer

Hardback (01 Jun 2010) | English

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Master the basics of practical astronomy and stargazing with this beginner's guide to the night sky.

A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, The Practical Astronomer will guide you from starter level to accomplished amateur astronomer. It explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognize stars and planets and explaining how they move through the sky over the course of a night and the year. Practical advice begins with observation with the naked eye, while illustrated instructions show you how to set up and use binoculars and telescopes - and how to take your own photographs. Starhopping charts guide you through the sky, using bright stars as signposts to locate harder-to-find objects.

This expanded edition features a new almanac section, identifying the optimum time to look at the planets of our Solar System and events such as solar eclipses. It also includes an updated equipment section and the latest stunning images of the Universe. Accessible, inspirational, and authoritative, The Practical Astronomer will enthuse and inform anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the night sky.

About the Publisher

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Founded in London in 1974, Dorling Kindersley are enormously proud to be the world's leading illustrated reference publisher. DK strives to make everything it produces, better by design, our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages. Everything we make from books, eBooks and apps give unrivalled clarity to topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in both our design and our digital products.

Book information

ISBN: 9781405356206
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley Limited
Pub date:
DEWEY: 520
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 980g
Height: 243mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 23mm