â¢ Publisher: National Geographic; 2nd edition (March 19, 2019)
â¢ Paperback: 288 pages
Explore the star-studded cosmos with this fully updated, user-friendly skywatcher's guide, filled with charts, graphics, photographs, and expert tips for viewing -- and understanding -- the wonders of space.
Stargazing's too much fun to leave to astronomers. In these inviting pages, "Night Sky Guy" Andrew Fazekas takes an expert but easygoing approach that will delight would-be astronomers of all levels. Essential information, organized logically, brings the solar system, stars, and planets to life in your own backyard. Start with the easiest constellations and then "star-hop" across the night sky to find others nearby. Learn about the dark side of the moon, how to pick Mars out of a planetary lineup, and which kinds of stars twinkle in your favorite constellations. Hands-on tips and techniques for observing with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope help make the most out of sightings and astronomical phenomena such as eclipses and meteor showers. Photographs and graphics present key facts in an easy-to-understand format, explaining heavenly phenomena such as black holes, solar flares, and supernovas. Revised to make skywatching even easier for the whole family, this indispensable guide shines light on the night sky--truly one of the greatest shows on Earth!
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Backyard Guide to the Night Sky is an excellent reference tool for finding celestial objects. This book offers a roadmap to the stars and guides you on how to spot many different elements in the night sky. With the Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, I have learned how I can find moons, planets, comets, meteors, nebulae, galaxies and of course, the constellations.
One page explanations give the reader a quick insight into what is in the sky and how to best view it. The writing will awaken your curiosity and give a cursory understanding to what you will be looking for, this is not an in-depth explanation. Written as your field guide to the night sky, the Backyard Guide to the Night Sky offers valuable information to what you can see in outer space and how you can see it. A useful tool for both beginners and more advanced stargazers, the Backyard Guide to the Night Sky is a perfect take-along guide for your next nighttime observation.
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