2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good source of information, but dated and poorly presented,
By A Customer
This review is from: Celestial Handbook: v. 1: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System (Dover Books on Astronomy) (Paperback)
I found this and the other two volumes of the 3-volume set to be chock-full of useful information about astronomy in general, especially the intro sections of volume one. Throughout the volumes each constellation is descibed in detail and with the amatuer astronomer using a small scope in mind. But...the index to all three volumes is in volume 3, while the table definitions are in volume 1 only. And all celestrial locations are based on the 1950 epoch. So it's use as a star-locator is limited, and is not for field use, IMO. Hence the low score. But the celestrial descriptions alone make this required reading for amatuer astronomer's... Just make sure you get all three volumes!!
Celestial Handbook: v. 1: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System (Dover Books on Astronomy)(8 customer reviews)