Secrets Of Stargazing
By Beck Ramotowski
Here's the perfect how-to book for recreational stargazers. It's loaded with practical advise to help new observers spend more time exploring the night sky and less time fumbling with equipment or wondering how, when, and what to observe.
In Secrets of Stargazing you'll discover how to:
Quickly get started stargazing if you're the lucky recipient of a new telescope
Plan your observing sessions and record your observations
Star gaze in the city despite the lights
Quickly and easily collimate and polar aligh your telescope
Use star charts and discover star-hopping
See faint objects without actually looking at them
Observe in comfort *Decipher weather reports and understand sky transparency and seeing conditions
Find others in your area who share your love of the night sky
Whether or not you own a telescope, Secrets of Stargazing is loaded with tips and tricks that are guaranteed to make you a better observer. It's a volume that no novice stargazer should be without.
6 by 9 inches.
What Sky & Telescope's Peter Tyson, has to say:
"If you're just getting into amateur astronomy, this is a handy guide to get you started. Find out how to use a star chart, how to plan an observing session, and much more."