Firefly Books Guide to Stars and Planets
A practical and well-illustrated introduction to night sky observing by naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. Includes information on equipment, astrophotography, detailed maps of moon and constellations.
A concise reference by a best-selling astronomy author.
The Guide to Stars and Planets is a practical guide to the night sky featuring detailed maps of the moon and constellations, plus a host of recommendations on what to look for and when. In a compact format, this book is illustrated with charts, maps, and stunning photographs from the world's finest Earth- and space-based telescopes.
A concise introduction offers a practical guide to telescopes, home observatories and astronomical photography for amateur astronomers. Detailed entries describe the following astronomical objects, organized by the closest to the furthest from Earth:
- The moon
- The sun
- The planets
- Solar system debris
- The stars
- The galaxies
- The constellations
- Observing eclipses, comets and meteors.
The book highlights the most interesting objects that can be observed using the naked eye, binoculars or telescope. Detailed moon maps and charts identify significant features, and practical tips explain how to observe the sun safely.