- Spiral-bound: 256 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (22 Sept. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521153972
- ISBN-13: 978-0521153973
- Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 1.6 x 31 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them Spiral-bound – 22 Sep 2011
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'This is quite possibly the most inviting guidebook ever written to help people with binoculars and small telescopes find, view, understand, and, most of all, enjoy everything in the night sky from the Moon and planets to distant star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. And if you think it's only for beginners, think again - every telescope owner should have a copy.' Dennis di Cicco, Senior Editor, Sky and Telescope
'Turn Left at Orion is an essential guide for both beginners and more experienced amateur astronomers who will find much inside to reinvigorate their passion for the stars. The diagrams are simple, clear and functional, and the text eloquently captures the excitement of observing. Stargazing has never been made so easy and if you buy just one book on observational astronomy, make sure it's this one.' Keith Cooper, Editor, Astronomy Now
'Since it first appeared in 1989, Turn Left at Orion has been an indispensable guidebook for the amateur astronomer possessing nothing more than a small backyard telescope. In this fourth edition, Guy Consolmagno and Dan Davis have revised, updated, and expanded its scope. This is not only an essential handbook for the novice, it's a useful reference for the seasoned backyard astronomer. Simply put, whatever your level of experience, you must have this book!' Glenn Chaple, Contributing Editor, Astronomy
'An exceptionally useful text, irrespective of whether you are a novice observer or a seasoned veteran. The changes that have been made to the book are so substantial that even those who own earlier ones will find it refreshingly new. It's not just recommended, it's simply a must have!' Astronomy Now
'This superb guide to locating and observing celestial bodies should be supplied with beginners' telescopes as a matter of course.' BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Written for beginners, this superb book is a complete guide to the night sky. Now covering Southern hemisphere objects and Dobsonian telescopes in detail, it has never been easier for stargazers of all ages and backgrounds to find celestial objects for themselves.See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
very well presented. realistic drawings and diagrams.
each object shown through the apeture of small scope(3-4") as well as larger apetures(8-10")
large sections on the moon and planets,when and how to observe them.
this should be packed with every new telescope ,it really is that beneficial to a beginner .
large pages,large text ,spiral bound.and all tables up to 2024.
Good advice about how to observe, about equipment about finding your way under the stars. Interesting and entertaining and usefull.
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This book seems to get very favourable reviews everywhere you look, and for good reason, well written by someone knowledgable who remembers what it was like to be a newbie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul h
Great book. Large pages and spiral bound for easy use in the field. Lots of detailed background information on the objects that motivate repeat viewings. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Mackintosh
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