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How to Become an Amateur Astronomer
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Brief Introduction to Astronomy
determine amateur's observation program. Find:
What telescope is needed for
observing the Messier objects ?
- Will Tirion, Barry Rappaport, and George Lovi.
Volume I -- The Northern Hemisphere to -6 deg, first published August 1987;
Volume II -- The Southern Hemisphere to +6 deg, first published October 1988.
Willmann-Bell, Inc., P.O.Box 35025, Richmond, Virginia 23235 (USA).
A total of 473 charts, Vol I: 259, Vol. II: 258 charts, covering all sky
with overlaps. Stars to mag 9.5, + nearest stars, and Deep Sky Objects.
The Deep Sky Field Guide
to Uranometria 2000.0 by Cragin, Lucyk, and Rappaport.
- The Observer's Guide,
an amateur deep sky magazine by George R. Kepple and Glen W. Sanner,
Astro Cards: Index Chart Finder Charts for Deep Sky Objects and
- Mark R. Chartrand.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. & Chanticleer Press, Inc., 1991 and 1995.
With astronomical charts by Wil Tirion. 720p. with numerous figures
(photos & graphics, often color). Perfect for taking it out
or on vacations.
Index of Material from the Astronomical League
of Dawn Jenkins
For getting (also selling or trading) used astronomical items, there are
various websites; look at Julie Burger's compilation of websites for
Classified Astronomy Advertising
Last Modification: February 22, 1998