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    Default Bargain of the day



    Was out and about with the wife today and popped into a small charity shop. Noticed a book on the shelf... Stargazing for Beginners. Thought I'd take a quick peak whilst she was looking elsewhere..

    What a gem of a book! Don't let the title fool you, some great everyday info in it for visual/Imaging alike.

    There is a whole section that shows the the constellations and what the promenant features are etc.

    Got it for the grand price of £1.50 ($2)!!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/STARGAZING-.../dp/1405361956

    It'll certainly be on my astro bookshelf and get a lot of use prior to an imaging session.
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    Default Re: Bargain of the day

    A great find! Congrats. I'll be looking for some resale gold myself in a few days.
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    Default Re: Bargain of the day

    Wow! That is a bargain. Would be nice to see the Table of Contents. That same author also wrote "The Practical Astronomer": https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Ast...sap_bc?ie=UTF8.

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    Default Re: Bargain of the day

    I'm still going through the one i bought.. It just gets better! Because its aimed at beginners, there is a lot of info that the "seasoned" astronomer might overlook, but in essence valuable info.

    I'm tempted just to buy this one at full price and just be thankful for the initial bargin!
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    Default Re: Bargain of the day

    Nice pick-up for the price Aidan!
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    Default Re: Bargain of the day

    18 reviews and ALL 5 stars! Impressive!

    Any chance someone could post a page showing how it epcigs objects and finding them-- aka star hops?!

    It's out print; I'll have to start rum again 2nd hand bookshops!

 

 

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