Filled with practical information for the amateur astronomer, this guide explains:
· How to select and use binoculars and telescopes
· How to best observe stars, the moon, planets, comets, meteors, and other celestial objects
· How to use star charts
Profusely illustrated with photographs, diagrams, charts, and tables, this guide is excellent for classroom use.
Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.