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Reveals how amateur astronomers can do serious deep-sky observing without having to invest a lot of time and in expensive or complicated instruments
Includes finder charts matched with face-on and edge-on views of our galaxy to help visualize the location and properties of the observed deep-sky objects
Contains many attractive wide-field eyepiece sketches that, unlike photographs, show exactly what the dark-adapted human eye sees
Serves as a perfect travel companion for stargazing vacations, where baggage restrictions limit the amount of reading material one can take
Here is an invaluable guide for those stargazers who are just starting out on their fascinating journey. Don't know what sights to look for? How to locate them? What seasons are best for viewing what stars?
All that and more is included in these pages. Plus lots of tips for what equipment to use and good observing techniques.
Take this with you to your viewing site, along with your equipment, and you're ready to begin. The universe is there for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Content Level »Popular/general
Keywords »Amateur astronomy travel tips - Amateur practical observing tips - Astronomy in a hurry - Dark-adapted sight astronomical sketches - Deep-sky astronomy - Quick telescope setup - Using small telescopes - Visual astronomy - Wide-field guide