Eight Easy Observing Projects for Amateur Astronomers
by Cortner, David; Hendrickson, Nancy L.,
Experience the joy of astronomy with tips on getting started with binoculars and telescopes, what to observe, and how to track and photograph sky objects. By David Cortner and Nancy L. Hendrickson. 7 3/8 x 9 7/8; 160 pgs.; over 90 b&w and color photos; soft cover
Where do you go when the thrill is gone? Or when do you feel a nagging suspicion that there must be more to do with your new telescope, or with that telescope gathering dust in a closet since the last "Event of the Century" has come and gone?
--from the Introduction
The answer is, you come to this book. This is a book for all amateur astronomers. From a complete list of the best deep-sky objects for binoculars to star hopping and splitting stars with a small telescope, you'll discover challenging new activities to expand your hobby.
Inside you'll learn how to convert a small department store telescope into a useful instrument for observing he Moon and double starts. You'll learn the basics of keeping astronomical notes, from a simple pen and pencil journal to an elaborate electronic notebook. You'll even learn how to follow the astronomical observations of the Lewis and Clark expedition.