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    I consider this book to be the absolute best for covering every aspect of the hobby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerwindows1985 View Post
    Another book you may want to consider is "Turn Left At Orion". It is designed for the beginner with a small scope and moderately light polluted skies. Everything in the book can be seen with a 3" scope. They give step by step instructions on how to find things using bright stars rather than constellations.
    That book has been very useful for me in locating and describing what I should be seeing. The stars they use are indeed the brighter ones in the sky. This is particularly useful for me living in a heavily light polluted area.

    I augment "Turn Left At Orion" with Stellarium and "NightWatch". I will be looking into getting "Backyard Astronomer's Guide." I haven't come across any deals I can't pass up quite yet.
    Astromaster 90EQ. Started observing April 2009. Looking to expand.

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    Bought my copy of Backyard Astronomers Guide, latest edition, on eBay. Apparently some big bookseller had a bunch of them and sold them off at $12.99 ea, plus shipping of about $5. hellofadeal, so I jumped all over it.

    Just looked there (eBay) and there are a couple copies in the $24 range, and some as high as $56..

    Mike

 

 
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