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A classic that has loads of interest that should last a lifetime. It is written in a readable style and is a pleasure to read, although it's inevitable it will become dated in certain ways.
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on 26 January 2014
a simple and clear way of finding night sky objects presented in an easy to understand way. It has awell deserved reputation as one of the best books to buy for Astronomy beginners.
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on 20 January 2010
Turn left at Orion is a very well known guide to the night sky. As such it stands alone, every owner of a small telescope should have his or her own copy.

All the 100 ojects can be seen with the smallest telescope and they only get better with more power.

Product link Philip's Planisphere: Northern 51.5 Degrees - British Isles, Northern Europe Northern USA and Canada (Philip's Astronomy)

Brian Sheen - Roseland Observatory.
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on 4 September 2011
Use it for 4 years and it helps me every time. It is clear, has nice maps, nice information for objects. Get the spiral one. I have the bind but it's ok.
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on 11 September 2010
This book is the one I wish I had back when I was 10 years old.
I am now 51 and have always been interested in astronomy,it is my mission to find all these objects through my binoculars and small telescope.
If you have young children with an interest in astronomy please buy this book.Thanks to the Authors for bringing this book to the masses.
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on 11 April 2012
Easy to use. Clear, concise diagrams and text. It's a perfect addition to the library of any amateur astronomer.

Not much more to say really!
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on 12 November 2010
This book makes finding deep sky objects so much easier! It takes you step by step, first telling you where to look with the naked eye, then what to look for through the viewfinder, and finally what you should expect to see through the scope. It walks you through the process and, once I've read the instructions it takes me literally seconds to locate the objects even under light-polluted London skies. It is really the inclusion of the viewfinder view that sets this book apart and makes it so useful.

I would recommend this book to any amateur astronomer. It makes the process of hunting deep sky objects so much less frustrating - you will spend a lot less time seeking and a lot more time seeing. The only proviso I would add is that is is worth having a simple naked eye star map such as Nortons or the monthly maps from popular astronomy magazines to hand when using this book to help find the individual constellations and orient yourself to the broader sky.
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on 17 January 2011
I have never been so enthused about a book before that I have felt the urge to write a review; however, 'Turn Left at Orion' has prompted me to do so, purely because it is written with the vast majority of amateur astronomers in mind, particularly beginners who may not have the hundreds of pounds available to purchase what one might refer to as a 'serious' telescope.
The book is informative without being bogged down in astrophysics or complicated jargon, which is a blessing when starting out stargazing. There are many useful tips here, but the main advantage I have found is that it guides you painlessly to new wonders, about which the novice would otherwise be none the wiser.
All we need now is a few clear nights (we've had three in the last twenty days!) and 'Turn Left...' will do the rest. If you're just starting out, I would wholeheartedly recommend this book.
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on 13 June 2009
An absolute must for beginners or anyone interested in astromony.
The detail is as one actually observes through the telescope.
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on 26 January 2015
Fantastic book with plenty of items to discover.
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