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Firefly Books NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe - 8977

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Firefly Books NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

  • Popular Book - "NightWatch"
  • Revised Fourth Edition of the original
  • Updated for use through 2025
  • The famous charts, ideal for stargazers using a small telescope or binoculars
  • A complete update of the equipment section, including computerized telescopes
  • An enlarged photography section, including how-to instructions for using new-generation digital cameras for astrophotography
  • Working both with and without a telescope
  • Tables of future solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions and planet locations, updated through 2025

This Firefly Books "NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe," by author Terence Dickinson has been a popular and respected standard reference for astronomers for 20 years. The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. Now we have the Revised Fourth Edition of the original book. Each new edition outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and incorporation of excellent additional new material. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers all around the globe.

This book, "NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe," by author Terence Dickinson has long been acclaimed as the best general interest introduction to astronomy, and continues to acquire new fans every year. This fourth edition has improvements over the 3rd edition in every chapter, including: The classic star charts, new updated material in the section on equipment, with discussions about computer-controlled telescopes. It also has a new and enlarged photography section, with discussions of digital cameras. Also included are tables of future solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions and planet locations, updated through 2025. That will be truly convenient for most astronomers!

This edition includes star charts for use in the southern hemisphere. There are also dozens of new photographs throughout the book that show the latest thrilling discoveries made by current space observatories and probes.

About the Author: Terence Dickinson is the best-selling author of 14 other astronomy books, including The Backyard Astronomer's Guide and Hubble's Universe. He has received many national and international science awards, including the New York Academy of Science Book of the Year Award.

The Foreword is by Timothy Ferris; Illustrations by Adolf Schaller, Victor Costanzo, Roberta Cooke, and Glenn LeDrew; with the Principal Photography provided by Terence Dickinson.

Specifications:

Product Type: Book
Book Type: Hardcover
Author: Terence Dickinson
Title: NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe (4th Edition)
Publisher: Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Trim Size: 11" x 10 3/4" x 7/8" Thick
Language: English
Copyright: 2006
Includes: Color photos, star charts, resources, technical information, Index
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