Astronomy with a Home Telescope: The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky
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Astronomy with a Home Telescope: The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky  -     By: Seth Penricke

Astronomy with a Home Telescope: The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky

Zephyros Press / 2015 / Paperback

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Title: Astronomy with a Home Telescope: The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky
By: Seth Penricke
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Zephyros Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.60 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 1623156483
ISBN-13: 9781623156480
Stock No: WW15648X

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See What's Out There

To experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. Whether you're stargazing from a bustling city or a small-town backyard, Astronomy with a Home Telescope helps you deepen your appreciation of the diverse, dazzling constellations—with either a home telescope or a pair of binoculars.

Ideal for budding astronomers to astronomy buffs, Astronomy with a Home Telescope provides the origin and history behind the celestial bodies and how they came to be in space. Featuring full-color photos, easy-to-follow chapters, and helpful resources, this introductory guide will deepen every astronomy enthusiast's know-how of the night sky.

Get set for stargazing, with:
  • Informative profiles of the 50 most common astronomy objects, from the Moon to Mars to Venus, plus fun astronomy pop culture references
  • A double-page spread featuring a clear schedule of solar and lunar eclipses
  • Budget-friendly tips for viewing with the naked eye or binoculars
  • Expert tips for cleaning and maintaining low- or high-powered telescopes

Expand your horizons. Astronomy with a Home Telescope is the ideal companion for exploring the cosmos.

Author Bio

Seth Penricke is a writer and teacher from the Bay Area. He helped build and test the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) gamma-ray observatory in Mount Hopkins, Arizona, and did research on pulsar astronomy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. A former high school physics and astronomy teacher, he holds a bachelor's degree in astrophysics from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

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