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Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope - and How to Find Them Hardcover – 19 Oct 2000

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (19 Oct. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521781906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521781909
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 2.2 x 28.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Wonderful … it is one of those books about which you say, 'If only I had something like this when I was a beginner'.' Journal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

'This is a GREAT BOOK! … This book is unique, with easy, clear directions on how to find these celestial objects, the best conditions, and what you will see. Consolmagno and Davis do a terrific job.' Colin Haig, Event Horizon, Hamilton (Ontario) Amateur Astronomers Newsletter

'No telescope owner should be without this classic (now updated) amateur astronomy manual.' Jamie Love, Science Explained

'Turn Left at Orion has all the qualifications of a good beginner's guidebook. It makes observing deep-sky objects easier, and most of the objects listed can be seen from the city. More importantly, it makes observing FUN!' Kathy Anderson, The Reflector, The Astronomical League Newsletter

'Turn Left at Orion is the most user friendly field guide I have ever come across.' The Eyepiece

'When and if you buy that first telescope, you should get Turn Left at Orion' . Newsletter of the Battle Point Astronomical Association

'If you have difficulty finding objects, perhaps the person who gave you the telescope forgot to give you a good set of star maps. I'd recommend Turn Left at Orion. With it and a telescope of practically any size, you'll find plenty to see.' Tom Burns, Director, Perkins Observatory, Ohio Wesleyan University

'This book is really a must have!' Bob Martino, Perkins Observatory, Ohio Wesleyan University

'This book is an ideal catalog of just the kinds of wonders in the sky that we like to show the public in any of the telescopes at our AAAA public star parties …' Newsletter of the Ames (Iowa) Area Amateur Astronomers

'Should be packaged with every first telescope …' Chet Raymo, Sky and Telescope

Book Description

A guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers, specifically written for observers using small telescopes. It contains all the information needed to find over a hundred celestial objects in both the northern and southern hemisphere, and contains accurate diagrams showing how these objects will appear in a small telescope.

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