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Through the Telescope: A Guide for the Amateur Astronomer, Revised Edition

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A complete guide for the amateur astronomershy;shy;a telescope buyer's guide and field guide to the sky all in one. Winner of a New York Academy of Sciences book award, this popular handbook has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest astronomical discoveries and new telescope advances. Through the Telescope provides detailed guidance not only on viewing the cosmos, but also on buying and using telescopes and the other complicated equipment needed to explore the wonders of the universe. Stargazers will enjoy a wealth of illustrations as well as: Up-to-date stellar and planetary charts New information on asteroid hunting, planetary spacecraft, and extra solar planets Tips for exploring deep space objects News from the Hubble Space Telescope A rich list of Web sites of interest to amateur astronomers
Product Details

Author: Michael Porcellino, Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 2)

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Release Date: 1999-11-26

Pages: 309

ISBN: 0071348042

ISBN13: 9780071348041