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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

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Preface

We wish someone else had written this book years ago. We could have used it ourselves when we started observing the night sky. Instead, we had to deal on our own with the same two problems that every beginning amateur astronomer faces: which objects to observe and how to find them.

There are any number of observing lists, of course, some of them much better suited for beginning and intermediate observers than others. The Astronomical League (www.astroleague.org) has several observing lists suitable for beginners (along with many others suited only for advanced observers). RASC, the ...

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