Deep Sky Observing: The Astronomical Tourist (2000 edition)

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Steve Coe has been watching the deep sky from locations near his home in Arizona for almost 20 years. During that time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, observations, hints and tips that will help every deep sky observer, regardless of experience. This, his first book, gives detailed practical advice about how to find the best observing site, how to make the most of the time spent there, and what equipment and instruments to take along. There are comprehensive lists of deep sky objects of all kinds, along with Steve ...

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donj

Mar 8, 2014

A Primer for Newbies

Not a recipe book, but a comprehensive presentation of suggestions from an experienced observer on the best way to explore amateur astronomy. It is a great First Book that includes details that many have taken a lifetime to learn through trial & error. Additionally, it provides a good guide to what can be found in the night sky--and how to find it too. I only wish I would have had Coe's book when I put my toe in the astronomy pool.

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