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The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
by Terence Dickinson

An essential reference tool for both beginning and veteran sky observers. Drawing on decades of stargazing experience, the authors suggest what equipment to buy and what to avoid, describe observing techniques, and explain how to hunt down the most interesting celestial objects. Each chapter is illustrated with the latest, breathtaking astrophotography.

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365 Starry Nights : An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
by Chet Raymo

An introduction to the night sky, the main focus of the book is naked eye astronomy. It is a handy guide for the novice stargazer. 365 illustrations for each night of the year give you an accurate and easy to follow representation of the nights sky.

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Turn Left at Orion
by Dan M.Davis, Guy Consolmagno, and Daniel M. Davis

The revised edition of the classic guide to the night sky. One of my favorite books, this is a must have book for the beginning stargazer.

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Star Ware
2nd edition

by Philip S. Harrington

Just as our knowledge of the cosmos has changed, so has astronomy technology. So how does the amateur astronomer make informed choices about buying telescopes. In this second edition of STAR WARE, award-winning astronomy writer Philip S. Harrington helps eliminate the guesswork and guides us through the process with fully updated and expanded chapters on telescopes and accessories.

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Adaptive Optics in Astronomy

by Francois Roddier (editor)

Adaptive optics is a powerful new technique used to sharpen telescope images blurred by the Earth's atmosphere. This authoritative book is the first dedicated to the use of adaptive optics in astronomy. It is written by an international team of experts who have pioneered the development of the field. It provides both a rigorous introduction to the technique and a comprehensive review of current and future systems. This timely volume is set to become the standard reference for graduate students, researchers and optical engineers in astronomy and other areas of science where adaptive optics is finding exciting new applications.

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A Practical Guide to Ccd Astronomy
by Patrick Martinez et al

High-performance CCD cameras have opened up an exciting new window on the Universe for amateur astronomers. This book provides a complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras. We are shown how a CCD camera works, what determines its performance, what software is available for visualising, analysing and processing the images we obtain, and what areas of astronomy to use it to best effect.This handy volume is packed with practical tips. It provides a clear introduction to CCD astronomy for novices and an indispensable reference for more experienced amateur astronomers.

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