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Stargazing For Dummies

By (author) Steve Owens
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, United States
Published: 25th Jan 2013
Dimensions: w 132mm h 217mm d 19mm
Weight: 440g
ISBN-10: 1118411560
ISBN-13: 9781118411568
Barcode No: 9781118411568
Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on viewing other night sky objects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to a fun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outside while doing something educational! * Gives you an introduction to looking at the sky with binoculars or a telescope * Offers advice on photographing the night sky * Without needing to get your head around mind-bending theories, you can take part in some practical physics If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to know the night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.

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In my opinion Stargazing for Dummies should be treated as an essential handbook by anyone interested in the night sky and kept very close to your window, (BBC Sky At Night Magazine, June 2013)