Teach Yourself VISUALLY Astronomy (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer) by Richard Talcott
English | 256 pages | ISBN-10: 0470343826 | 29MB
From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools for viewing; and photographing the skies. Helpful star maps, charts, and timetables bring the sky to life!
A practical, full-color visual approach to learning astronomy.
This book gives students, hobbyists, and amateur stargazers of all ages everything they need to maximize their enjoyment of astronomy. They'll discover information on observing stars, planets, moons, galaxies, and other elements of space; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing equipment for viewing; and photographing the night sky. Star maps, charts, and timetables serve as valuable resources, while vivid color photos illustrate concepts and bring the sky to life.
Richard Talcott (Waukesha, WI) is a senior editor of Astronomy magazine, the world's largest magazine devoted to the science and hobby of astronomy. He has written more than 100 feature articles on observing the night sky and is the coauthor of Chasing the Shadow: An Observer's Guide to Eclipses. He also writes an observing column and creates star maps for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Mercury magazine.