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Essential Astronomy.

A Listmania! list by Shane Culleton "culleton" (Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Japan.)
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Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
1.  Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe by Terence Dickinson
The list author says:
  "The perfect introductory book for novices, and with a great format and style."
Used & New from: 2.03
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
2.  The Backyard Astronomer's Guide by Terence Dickinson
The list author says:
  "A step up from Nightwatch, but a fantastic 'phone-book' sized book that covers everything in greater detail."
Used & New from: 7.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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David Levy's Guide to the Night Sky
3.  David Levy's Guide to the Night Sky by David H. Levy
The list author says:
  "A wonderful and inspiring book to help you make the most of those rare clear skies."
24.48   Used & New from: 0.48

Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope - and How to Find Them
4.  Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope - and How to Find Them by Guy Consolmagno
The list author says:
  "Simply the best book to bring to the telescope.  Cannot recommend it too much.  Perfect."
Used & New from: 4.86
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects
5.  Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects by David H. Levy
The list author says:
  "A great introduction to the most famous deep-sky objects by one of the best observers."
31.27   Used & New from: 17.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Deep-Sky Companions: The Caldwell Objects
6.  Deep-Sky Companions: The Caldwell Objects by Patrick Moore
The list author says:
  "A deservedly less famous list, but with the same great format it makes you want to observe more."
Used & New from: 78.10
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide: With Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to Guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous List of Deep-Sky Objects
7.  The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide: With Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to Guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous List of Deep-Sky Objects by H. C. Pennington
The list author says:
  "A top-notch book and a joy to use, well-presented and usuable ANY night of the year."
Used & New from: 16.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Observing the Moon: The Modern Astronomer's Guide
8.  Observing the Moon: The Modern Astronomer's Guide by Gerald North
The list author says:
  "A well presented mix of science and practical advice, but the author tends to moan a bit."
Used & New from: 4.06
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Discover the Moon
9.  Discover the Moon by Jean Lacroux
The list author says:
  "The best practical observers guide to the Moon I've seen, with excellent presentation, making it a perfect eyepiece companion."
16.99   Used & New from: 9.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Planet Observer's Handbook
10.  The Planet Observer's Handbook by Fred W. Price
The list author says:
  "A very specialist book, laden with maths and science, but required-reading for the serious planet enthusiast."
30.14   Used & New from: 3.58
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars: Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions)
11.  Touring the Universe Through Binoculars: Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions) by Philip S. Harrington
The list author says:
  "With this book, and a pair of old binoculars, (nearly) all the mysteries of the universe will be revealed to you.  A brilliant book."
20.89   Used & New from: 0.82
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Cambridge Star Atlas
12.  The Cambridge Star Atlas by Wil Tirion
The list author says:
  "Great binocular level or naked-eye atlas, with a feast of objects just begging to be examined."
Used & New from: 1.71
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Sky Atlas 2000.0 2ed Deluxe Edition: Twenty-six Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres, and Seven Detailed Charts of Selected Regions
13.  Sky Atlas 2000.0 2ed Deluxe Edition: Twenty-six Star Charts, Covering Both Hemispheres, and Seven Detailed Charts of Selected Regions by Wil Tirion
The list author says:
  "The best large-scale atlas available, with a range of sizes and colours to suit all tastes."
Used & New from: 66.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
14.  Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories by Philip S. Harrington
The list author says:
  "A guide to everything, EVERYTHING, an astronomer could want to buy.  Phil wants us to have the best time possible while stargazing, and this book helps us to do that."
Used & New from: 0.81
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril (Alex Awards (Awards))
15.  Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril (Alex Awards (Awards)) by Timothy Ferris
The list author says:
  "The ultimate book of 'why' we stargaze, superior to Peltier's book, and a great cloudy-night read."
Used & New from: 0.66

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