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The Stars by Hans Augusto Rey   The Stars
A New Way to See Them

by Hans Augusto Rey
160 pages, December 2016
Level: Beginner

Highly Recommended

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A classic! Widely recognized as one of the best books for learning the constellations. Written in a unique, simple style that is suitable for young and older stargazers alike. Contains many wonderful illustrations to help teach the novice stargazer about the night sky. Also contains a collection of simple star charts for year round use.

This updated version includes revised facts and figures for planets, and new scientific information has been added. Charts indicate planet locations through the year 2026 and a website for finding locations well into the twenty-first century has been provided.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: This is my all-time favorite book from my youth. I have many, many memories of me and my dad spending hours up on the roof at night, looking at this book through our red-painted flashlight, naming the stars and tracing the constellations. more»

Find the Constellations by Hans Augusto Rey   Find the Constellations
A New Way to See Them

by Hans Augusto Rey
72 pages, December 2016
Level: Beginner

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A delightfully illustrated, informative beginner's guide to locating and identifying constellations in the northern hemisphere, with an extensive index, glossary, and time table for sky viewing. A truly wonderful book for an individual or family to own.

This updated version includes quizzes, timetables, a sky chart, and chapters on the solar system and space travel. The sections on the solar system, including information on dwarf planets, have been revised, and the planet finder chart includes locations through the year 2026. Plus, a new online planet locator to help find the exact positions of all the planets through 2100!

Amazon.com Customer Comment: The only book to learn the constellations. No other book will ever come close! As a Second mate, this book was invaluable as all the major navigational stars are shown in a very fun way. The illustrations are unmatched especially the little figure who points out the major details. more»

  2017 Guide to the Night Sky
A Month-by-month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above North America

by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion
96 pages, August 2016
Level: All

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Description: The night sky makes for exciting viewing any time of the year, and 2017 Guide to the Night Sky is the ideal guide to help amateur astronomers find their way for the entire 12 months. With monthly charts and other diagrams set for a latitude of 40 degrees North, it shows how the visible stars change from month to month and includes the many sky events that occur throughout the year. It is highly practical for beginning sky gazers because the objects and events may be observed with the naked eye, or nothing more complicated than a pair of binoculars.

The month-by-month guides include sky activity charts and moon calendars; meteors (with dates of showers, including hourly rate of radiants); the Planets; ecliptic charts; diagrams of interesting events; plus sky and constellation maps throughout.

An appendix includes a full glossary; the Greek Alphabet; the constellation genitives, abbreviations and English names; a table of common asterisms; further information; recommended astronomy journals, societies, institutions and organizations; software, and internet sources.

Especially useful for beginning sky watchers this guide is fully updated to 2017. Its small and light format makes it the ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: This little book is chocked full of info for the beginning amateur astronomer. This 2017 edition also includes the complete track of the upcoming August 2017 solar eclipse, across the breadth of the U.S., from Charleston SC to Portland OR. more»

  Sun Moon Earth
The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

by Tyler Nordgren
264 pages, 1st Edition, September 2016
Level: All

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Description: On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events. Greek philosophers discovered eclipses' cause and used them to measure their world and the cosmos beyond. Victorian-era scientists mounted eclipse expeditions during the age of globe-spanning empires. And modern-day physicists continue to use eclipses to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity.

Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: What a marvelous book! Sun Moon Earth explores how eclipses have influenced mythology, religion, and science from prehistory to modern times. As an eclipse chaser myself, I appreciate the way Tyler Nordgren vividly conveys the thrill of totality. Far more than a book about astronomy, this is an eloquent and intelligent examination of the scientific method and the march of human knowledge, as told through the story of eclipses. more»

RASC 2016 Observer's Handbook   RASC 2017 Observer's Handbook
by James Edgar (Editor)
352 pages, December 2016
Level: All

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Description: The Observer's Handbook is a 352 page guide published annually since 1907 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). Through its long tradition and the expertise of more than 40 contributors, the Observer's Handbook has come to be regarded as the standard North American reference for data on the sky. The material in the Handbook is of interest to professional and amateur astronomers, scientists, teachers at all levels, students, science writers, campers, scout and guide leaders, as well as interested general readers.

Sections dealing with astronomical events that occur during the current year. Information includes:

  • times of sunrise and sunset
  • moonrise and moonset (for latitudes 20 to 60° N)
  • Moon phases and other lunar phenomenon
  • conjunctions, elongations, etc. of the planets
  • eclipses and transits
  • location of the planets and bright asteroids
  • returns of periodic comets
  • times of meteor showers
  • predictions of occultations by the Moon and by asteroids
  • the orbital positions of the brighter satellites of both Jupiter and Saturn
  • predictions of the cycles of many variable stars.
There is a 24-page section called "The Sky Month By Month," which gives an extensive listing of events for each month of the year. The Observer's Handbook is an integral part of many Astronomy courses at the secondary and university levels, and it should be on the reference shelf of every library.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: (2016 Edition) Although written in Canadian English, this publication is a beautifully worded resource for explaining observable phenomena, whether it's rainbows, eclipses or nebulae, etc... more»

50 Things to see with a Small Telescope   50 Things To See With A Small Telescope
by John A. Read
72 pages, 1st Edition, May 2013. Revised in 2016.
Level: Beginner

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Description: People love this book! Revised in 2016, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope highlights the must-see objects observed at stargazing events all over the Northern Hemisphere. (Now also available in a Southern Hemisphere Edition.) People of all ages frequently ask, "How did you find that so quickly?" Well, this book will explain just that! The planets in our solar system, the International Space Station, sunspots, birds, nebula, airplanes, and comets are just some of the items that his book will help you find!

If you have been having difficulties enjoying your small telescope, this book is for you. There is something interesting about pretty much everything in outer space and it is exciting how many pop-culture references are derived from things in the night sky! Viewing the stars referenced in Star Trek, or talking about a character in Harry Potter named after a constellation, is just another way to make stargazing that much more fun!

I am very excited to share my knowledge of astronomy and I am sure you will enjoy this book for years to come. By working through the 50 items in this book you will achieve a well-rounded understanding of amateur astronomy.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: This book is perfect for somebody with little to no prior knowledge of astronomy. It's written in a short and simple to understand format and is very realistic for the first time telescope user. more»

Jumbo Pocket Sky Atlas (JPSA)   Pocket Sky Atlas: Jumbo Edition
by Roger Sinnott
136 pages, 1st Edition, January 2016
Level: Intermediate
Size: 11.9 x 9 inches

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Description: Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time! Sky & Telescope's celestial atlases are the standard by which all other star atlases have been judged for a half century. They have raised the bar again with their new Pocket Sky Atlas -- Jumbo Edition. There has never been such a wonderfully detailed atlas so handy to take on trips and use at the telescope, thanks to its user-friendly size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to-read labels. The charts show both constellation boundaries and stick figures to help you find your way.

Features:

  • More than 30,000 stars individually sized according to their relative brightness
  • 1,500 deep-sky objects color-coded by type, including 675 galaxies oriented as they appear in the sky
  • This Jumbo Edition has 6 new close-up charts, for a total of 10, depicting high-interest star fields
  • Labels even more legible in dim light
  • Spiral-bound with stiff and dew-resistant cover
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  The Astrophotography Sky Atlas
by Charles Bracken
144 pages, 1st Edition, November 2015
Level: All

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Description: Finally, a compact, reasonably-priced atlas designed with imaging in mind! Seventy full-color charts cover the entire sky, with stars down to 9th magnitude and over 2,000 deep-sky objects plotted in their correct size and shape, including many nebulae not found in visually-oriented atlases.

  • 416 emission nebulae and supernova remnants, including the complete Sharpless (Sh2) and RCW catalogs.
  • 171 reflection nebulae, including the complete van den Bergh (vdB) catalog.
  • 146 planetary nebulae, including the complete Abell catalog
  • 52 dark nebulae and molecular clouds
  • 792 galaxies (larger than 3 arcminutes)
  • 38 galaxy groups from the Abell and Hickson catalogs
  • 108 globular clusters (larger than 5 arcminutes)
  • 309 open clusters (larger than 5 arcminutes)
The tabular index contains important details on each object, including a description, the best time of year to capture it, and the required field of view. With information on nearly every possible photographic target in the night sky, The Astrophotography Sky Atlas will help you choose your targets and plan your imaging.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: If you are an experienced astrophotographer who has imaged most of the obvious stuff, get this atlas right away! It will refresh your enthusiasm and provide years of inspiration. more»

  Night Photography and Light Painting
Finding Your Way in the Dark

by Lance Keimig
268 pages, 2nd Edition, July 2015
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Description: Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. This new edition of Night Photography presents the practical techniques of shooting at night alongside theory and history, illustrated with clear, concise examples, and charts and stunning images. From urban night photography to photographing the landscape by starlight or moonlight, from painting your subject with light to creating a subject with light, this book provides a complete guide to digital night photography and light painting.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: Well-written and informative, a worthy second edition that seems largely re-written. The history of night photography is still there, and still absolutely fascinating. The book covers astro-landscape, long exposures in moonlight, star trails, light painting, light drawing, and post-processing for night photography with an emphasis on Lightroom, although the tips for post-processing can obviously be done in Photoshop or other programs as well. more»

  Collier's Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors
by Grant Collier
160 pages, 1st Edition, April 2015
Level: All

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Description: The night sky may be the most awe-inspiring spectacle that any of us will ever see. It can, however, be difficult to capture in a photograph, as it requires specialized techniques that are rarely used when shooting images during the day.

Renowned photographer Grant Collier sheds light on how to capture these otherworldly images by sharing secrets he has learned over the past 12 years. He explains how to take photos of the Milky Way, northern lights, meteors, eclipses, lightning, and much more.

Grant begins by reviewing equipment and supplies that are helpful when photographing at night. He then discusses many software programs, web sites, and mobile apps that will help you plan your shots. Finally, he offers extensive advice on how to capture and process images at night. He goes beyond the basics and teaches how to blend multiple exposures and create huge stitched images to capture incredibly detailed photos that you never before thought possible!

Amazon.com Customer Comment: Coming from the perspective of someone who leads nature photography workshops and has written his share of how-to articles on photography, I can say that Grant Collier's Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors is one thorough book. more»

The Cambridge Double Star Atlas (2nd Edition)   The Cambridge Double Star Atlas (2nd Edition)
by Bruce MacEvoy (author), James Mullaney (author) and Wil Tirion (illustrator)
170 pages, 2nd Edition, December 2015
Level: All

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Description: The Cambridge Double Star Atlas is back! It is the first and only atlas of physical double stars that can be viewed with amateur astronomical instruments. Completely rewritten, this new edition explains the latest research into double stars, and looks at the equipment, techniques and opportunities that will enable you to discover, observe and measure them. The target list has been completely revised and extended to 2,500 binary or multiple systems. Each system is described with the most recent and accurate data from the authoritative Washington Double Star Catalog, including the HD and SAO numbers that are most useful in our digital age. Hundreds of remarks explain the attributes of local, rapidly changing, often measured or known orbital systems. The color atlas charts by Wil Tirion have been updated to help you easily find and identify the target systems, as well as other deep-sky objects. This is an essential reference for double star observers.

  • The first modern star atlas devoted to double and multiple stars; a superb introduction to this important class of celestial objects.
  • Over 2,500 selected pairs plotted and labeled with discoverer, catalog, and/or observatory designations.
  • Spiral bound and printed in red-light friendly colours; ideal for use in the field.
The Total Skywatcher's Manual   The Total Skywatcher's Manual
275+ Skills and Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, and Beyond

by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
272 pages, 1st Edition, September 2015
Level: Beginner

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Description: For stargazers, comet-spotters and planet-seekers looking to enhance your deep sky knowledge and observations -- this is your quintessential guide. The Total Skywatcher's Manual will help you choose the best telescope, identify constellations and objects in the night sky, search for extraterrestrial phenomena, plan star parties, capture beautiful space imagery and much more. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover -- this manual is the perfect gift!

With fully illustrated star charts, gorgeous astrophotography and step-by-step project instruction, this family friendly book is the only guide you'll ever need to navigate the nightsky. Learn about the phases of the moon, how to conduct your own deep-sky observations, how the universe is expanding, our search for life on other planets, meteors vs. meteorites, sunspots and solar flares, best eclipse-viewing techniques -- everything you need to know to appreciate the wonder of our universe.

Based in San Francisco, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has a 125-year history of providing resources, tools, and information to astronomy enthusiasts, including amateur astronomers, families, and science educators (K-16). Join the ASP on this journey through the nightsky and beyond.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: I have looked at every page, and what a great assortment of tips and techniques, of how-tos and actually useful information -- all accompanied by detailed drawings, photos, and illustrations. This is truly a one-size-fits-all manual on how to skywatch. more»

interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas:  Desk Edition
  interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas
by Ronald Stoyan and Stephan Schurig
264 pages, 1st Edition, December 2014 (UK) / February 2015 (US)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Desk Edition:
This edition is printed on heavy paper with a cardboard cover. It is spiral bound and can be flipped over. The legend is printed on the inner sleeve of the cover. This edition will last for a lifetime of observing if handled with minimum care.
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interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas: Field Edition
  Field Edition:
This edition comes in a sturdy slipcase. The maps are printed on Polyart, which feels like paper, but is a sophisticated polyethylene foil. The cover is Priplak, a durable PVC material. The legend comes separately and can be put in a jacket on the inner sleeve. The entire set is waterproof and tear-resistant. You can write on it with water-soluble ink, and wipe it away. If getting wet, the atlas can be simply dried by wiping over the pages with a dry cloth. The pages will not get worn even if after being soaked into an aquarium!
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Description: The interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas heralds a new era of celestial cartography. It is an innovative, practical tool to choose and find stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Usually, deep sky objects are shown with just a standard symbol in the star charts. This atlas is different: all objects are shown according to their actual visibility. Four main visibility classes separate out objects that can be seen through 4-, 8- and 12-inch telescopes. Within each visibility class, the objects are labeled in different type weights and using graduated shades and colors for the symbols -- the bolder the label or the darker the symbol, the easier it is to see the object. Spiral-bound and printed in red-light friendly colors on dew-resistant paper, this full-sky atlas has a limiting magnitude of 9.5, plotting over 200,000 stars. It is the ideal companion for amateur observers of all levels.

Stars:

  • Tycho catalog with 201,719 stars to magnitude 9.5
  • 2950 double stars including designations, separations, position angles, and magnitude differences
  • 1168 variable stars including designations, maximum and minimum magnitudes
  • 371 stars with known exoplanets
Deep Sky Objects:
  • Open clusters: 1903
  • Globular clusters: 181
  • Asterisms: 536
  • Star clouds: 58
  • Planetary nebulae: 755
  • Galactic nebulae: 530
  • Dark nebulae: 526
  • Galaxies: 9599
  • Groups of galaxies: 508
  • Clusters of galaxies: 117
  • Quasars: 122
Amazon.com Customer Comment: A spectacular achievement in printing and 12 years of astronomical scholarship, this is incontestably the premier deep sky atlas for 21st century astronomers. more»
Photography: Night Sky   Photography: Night Sky
A Field Guide for Shooting After Dark

by Jennifer Wu
176 pages, 1st Edition, April 2014
Level: Beginner

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Description: Photography: Night Sky will give you the tips and techniques you need to take stunning photographs in the dark. You'll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of which you'll be proud.

Author Jennifer Wu, an elite Canon Explorer of Light professional photographer, has become renowned for her ability to capture nighttime phenomena, from quarter-phase moon rises to shooting stars to the ephemeral Milky Way. This new guide reveals her methods and concentrates on photographing four principal subjects: stars as points of light, star trails, the moon, and twilight. These subjects share common photo techniques and considerations, but each also requires a distinct approach. Once captured, your digital images must be finished on the computer; co-author and author of the bestselling Photography: Outdoors, James Martin, delves into the settings and procedures that elevate an image from mundane to striking.

This clear and practical guide will help photographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.

Amazon.com Customer Comment: This is the best book I have seen that is a "how to" book on photographing stars, star trails, and the Milky Way. Author takes you through all of the above step-by-step with breathtaking examples of her photos. She details how she shot each. You walk away from the book trying to decide where you can shoot. more»

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  Uranometria 2000.0: Deep Sky Atlas
All Sky Edition

by Wil Tirion, Barry Rappaport, and Will Remaklus
220 double page charts, 1st Ed., December 2012
Level: Advanced

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Description: The latest edition of this "Gold Standard" deep sky atlas combines the previous two volumes into a single text. Over 30,000 non-stellar objects, more than three times the number of any other atlas.

  • 25,895 galaxies
  • 671 galaxy clusters
  • 1,617 open clusters, including in the Magellanic Clouds
  • 170 globular clusters, including both Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds
  • 14 star clouds
  • 377 bright nebulae
  • 367 dark nebulae
  • 1,144 planetary nebulae
  • 260 radio sources
  • 35 X-ray sources
280,035 stars to visual 9.75 magnitude which is about what you will see in a 50mm finder scope. Stars are continuously tapered to create a more realistic perspective.

In 29 areas of heavy congestion, close-up charts are provided at 2 or 3 times normal scale with a stellar limiting magnitude approximating 11.

Objects are indexed by Common Names, Star Names, Bayer Stars, Messier Objects, and NGC/IC Objects in the All Sky Edition and all 30,000+ non-stellar objects are indexed in the companion Deep Sky Field Guide. Know the name but not the position? No problem, these indexes make it a snap to find.

Illustrating the Phaenomena   Illustrating the Phaenomena
Celestial cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

by Elly Dekker
480 pages | 170 b/w illustrations, 16pp color plates, 1st Ed., October 2012
Level: Advanced

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Description: The introduction of the moving sphere as a model for understanding the celestial phenomena caused a great breakthrough in scientific thinking about the structure of the world. It provided the momentum for making celestial globes and mapping the stars. Celestial globes were produced first by Greek astronomers, and soon became greatly appreciated in antiquity as decorative objects (3 antique globes). The design and construction of the globe varied greatly as it passed through the Arabic (10 scientific globes made before 1500) and Medieval European cultures (3 scientific globes made before 1500). It was the starting-point for the design of many maps in antiquity and later in the Middle Ages (33) serving to illustrate books such as Aratus's Phaenomena. In the early fifteenth century scientific celestial maps (5) were constructed in their own right, independent of globes.

In this book all extant celestial maps and globes made before 1500 are described and analysed in detail. This prestigious study will appeal to academic historians of science and astronomy, and art historians alike.

Reviewer's Comment: "Behold! An astonishingly thorough account of how observers from ancient Greece to fifteenth-century Vienna and Nuremberg envisioned the star patterns. It is hard to imagine that any celestial globe or manuscript from this period has escaped Elly Dekker's meticulous sleuthing and analysis. The result is this admirable and beautifully illustrated tour de force of scholarship." -- Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Hubble's Universe   Hubble's Universe
Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

by Terence Dickinson
300 pages, 1st Edition, September 2012
Level: All

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Description: The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities. A collection of stunningly detailed pictures, made possible by the new Wide Field Camera 3, has yet to be incorporated into a popular-level book. Until now.

Hubble's Universe will be the premier venue for the Hubble Telescope's most recent visual splendors. Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases extraordinary late-breaking pictures, many of which have yet to receive wide distribution as news stories or in publications outside scientific papers, and presents a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images.

The accompanying text balances accuracy with accessibility, Dickinson's hallmark. And thanks to the author's familiarity with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text includes facts and tidbits not found in any other book. Combined with hundreds of brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.

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