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O`Reilly Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer by Robert Thompson and Barbara Thompson


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    1. JohnS

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      Aug 28, 2009

      5.0 Excellent guide book to DSOs


      Fantastic guide book to nearly 400 DSOs


      Weak binding


      This is a fantastic guidebook for anyone interested in DSO observing The bulk of the book provides, constellation by constellation, notes and descriptions of nearly 400 deep-sky objects. There's a finder chart for each one, and a black-and-white photo that when viewed with a red torch at night matches nicely what you can expect to see through a low-powered finder eyepiece. The objects are drawn from six lists: Messier; RASC finest NGC; Astronomical League (AL) Binocular Messier; AL Deep-sky Binocular; AL Urban; AL Double Star -- so there's something for everyone, wherever you live, and whatever equipment you have.

      In addition there are chapters on the whys and wherefores of deep-sky observing, and equipment.

      I have only one criticism: the binding should be stronger - a couple of pages have come loose from my copy. A big spiral binding would have been nice to help the book lay flatter, and be stronger. But I'm going to give the "Illustrated Guide" five stars nonetheless.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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