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Great book, shame about the formatting.
on 29 December 2012
This review is for the Kindle edition.
As the other reviews say, this is an absolutely superb book. It explains things clearly and describes exactly what you can see, when to view and exactly what to expect. Too many astronomy books show glossy pictures taken using large professional scopes, leaving you with a sense of disappointment. This gives it to you how it really is.
Now for the bad news. The tables, pictures and diagrams are too small and of too low resolution to be read easily, many cannot be read at all.
This, of course, is no fault of the authors, but is a failing of the publisher's transcription to ebook. Yet again a good book fails on Kindle because the publisher cannot be bothered with quality control.
So, while it makes me sad to do so, I give the Kindle edition only 3 stars because of the poor quality of the scanned images and tables.