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New & Forthcoming Titles | Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide

Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide

Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide

ISSN: 2198-0756

Discontinued Series
Although this series no longer publishes new content, the published titles listed below may be still available on-line (e. g. via the Springer Book Archives) and in print.

Although modern technology has rendered some aspects of astronomical publishing obsolete, the beautiful detailed star atlases of years past largely superseded by planetarium software, there is still a place for observer’s atlases and guides. And that is out in the field, where a book can easily be dropped into a rucksack pocket. Astronomers’ Pocket Field Guides  will provide succinct, targeted information for practical observers. The format will be small enough – 5 x 8 inches (127 x 203 mm) – to fit into a coat pocket etc., but large enough to provide usable data in field conditions.

They are intended to be read in the darkness, by the light of a red reading light only. Diagrams and maps printed a little bolder than usual. The content of each book will cover an object or class of objects in a way that provides here-and-now observing information including, vitally, the location and a finder map.

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