This annual publication has been designed with something for everyone, from the casual astronomer to the basic novice, and up to the advanced amateur astronomer as well! Suited for those using their naked eyes, binoculars or telescopes, the Astronomy 2017 Night Sky Guide answers questions like, "What's that bright constellation next to the Moon?"
With this book and a good planisphere, you'll get a pretty firm grip around navigating the skies.
The Astronomy 2017 book is a guide to the Southern Hemisphere with a month by month chart of the stars, moon and planet positions.
Features: Realistic drawings, easy identification of the planets from the stars, and easy to use sky maps designed for Australian stargazers. Includes details of where and when to find comets, when to see shooting stars, public observatories in Australia, the best times to observe the planets, easy to read rise/set charts for each month, and details of amateur astronomical societies.
This annual gem continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations; it's simply the best publication of its kind in the world!
This book has lots of useful information such as Jovian moon events, comet positions, star charts, Moon phase calender, Moon and Sun rise and set times for all of Australia, quick finder maps, a month by month diary of what is happening in the sky, planet finder maps, planetary information plus lots more useful astronomical data.
Astronomy 2017 Night Sky Guide Features
- Simple to use and packed with great information
- Suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced astronomers
- Use with your naked eyes, binoculars, or telescopes
- Learn to navigate the skies and identify celestial objects
- Find comets, see shooting stars, observe planets, and identify constellations
- Includes information on comet positions, star charts, moon phase calendar, planet finder maps, and more!
Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability
The content is made easy to understand, which is very helpful to a
beginner such as myself. There is lots of information to make you a
knowledgeable star gazer in a short period (Posted on Apr 04, 2014)