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Observing Variable Stars: A Guide for the Beginner Hardcover – 27 Apr 1989

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (27 April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521321131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521321136
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.8 x 24.7 cm
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" a simple guide for the novice observer, this volume has no rival." Astronomy

"...successfully mixes the technical and human aspects of variable star observing and the reader is treated to a number of historical digressions that are educational in themselves." Astronomy

"A well-written guide, by one of this country's most enthusiastic amateur astronomers..." Andrew Fraknoi, Mercury

"If you think variable star observing is boring, this book will convince you otherwise. Most importantly, Observing Variable Stars will get you outside looking at the sky." Deep Sky

"...marvelous and enchanting book about amateur astronomers and variable stars." Sky & Telescope

"This new book is delightful and I learned a few new facts by reading it...The work is well researched, thought out, and executed...For those of you who have not yet been introduced to variable stars, enjoy this introduction. For those already acquainted with 'variables,' give yourself a few cloudy nights with this delightful book!" The Strolling Astronomer

"Well presented with large, readable print, the book covers all the bases. Systematic observation is the goal, but the route is illuminated with anecdote and historic perspective." Griffith Observer

"...This is a quality book throughout. I recommend it highly to amateurs everywhere who feel that they have passed the 'star gazing' stage and now wish to make their own personal contribution to human knowledge. The publishers are to be commended for giving David Levy the chance to make it available to a wide audience..." The Reflector

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Observation of variable stars is an area where anyone can make a contribution to science, and is a fascinating activity using a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars. Aimed at the enthusiast, this book gives a thorough and lively description of all aspects of observing variable stars, including a seasonal guide to the skies.

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