Atlas of the Southern Night SkyBook - 2007
If you ever needed a book to help you explore the wonderful night skies from down under, be it Australia, South America, South Africa or New Zealand, this is it!. With hundreds of full colour star charts and maps of the Moon and planets of our solar system, this book will ensure you get the most out of a pair of binoculars or a small telescope from suburban and dark country sky locations. With a wonderful forward by Dr. Fred Watson (astronomer in charge) of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, both the authors are well established Australian amateur astronomers both as writers and in practical astrophography and science achievements. Steve Massey is one of Australia's most prolific popular authors on astronomy including books published overseas and five other titles here in Australia. Steve Quirk is a renowned veteran of astrophotography and holds a deep interest in those objects rarely photographed by others yet also quite accessible to the average observer. Beautifully illustrated with many tips and advice on how to both understand, observe and even photograph the night sky, including the stars, galaxies, nebulae, Sun, Moon, asteroids, comets and planets from the back yard, this book is your essential guide and reference to the celestial wonders of the Southern Night Sky.
Publisher: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : 2007
Branch Call Number: ANF 523.8091814 MASS
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. ; 29 cm