Nightwatch : a practical guide to viewing the universe

Terence Dickinson, forward by Timothy Ferris ; illustrations by Adolf Schaller, Victor Costanzo......

In this edition revised and expanded for use through 2018, Dickinson continues his tradition since 1983 of introducing North American backyard astronomers to up-to-date information on planet positions, alignments, and conjunctions. He also answers frequently asked questions about telescopes. The guide includes a foreword by eminent astronomer Timothy Ferris, new illustrations, expansion to the Southern Hemisphere sky (including sky charts), tips on night sky photography, resources, and a concealed wire binding. Annotation #169;2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Ella BottomleyPosted September 25, 2009

Nightwatch explains astronomy in simple, everyday language and is great for the beginning astronomer!  The spine is spiral-bound so it can lay flat for use while you're skywatching, a very handy feature that shows the publisher knows the au...

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