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    Hi im reading a book by Patrick moore called Teach yourself Astronomy, but im having trouble understanding it. Which book would you suggest is simple and to the point? is Turn left at orion any good??

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    Turn Left at Orion is good for learning how to find objects in the sky. "The Backyard Astronomer's Guide" or Night watch" are amongst the best books for learning astronomy. Both books explain amateur astronomy in a way that is easy to understand by beginners while at the same time providing sufficient depth to her you started. Of the two, The back yard astronomer's guide will probably be the best one for you.
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    i have Patrick moores teach yourself astronomy and Patrick moore's A Guide to the night sky.

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    What do you think if learned from this book? Section 2 in the list of contents looks interesting.
    Have a look at the free sample and tell me what you think please,click look inside. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Sta...rs+and+planets

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    I have Turn Left and I think it's a very good resource not only for finding things but for giving you a rough idea also what you can expect to see trhough the eyepiece.

    My wife recently picked me up a copy of "Stargazer's Handbook" by Giles Sparrow which I find I am liking a lot, mostly because of the way it groups everything by constellation makes it pretty easy to follow and plan my sessions.
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    I second "The Backyard Astronomer's Guide", easy to read and very informative. For locating DSO's I like "Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders". johnnyb
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    This is a good book and a fun read, written by a former NASA employee.
    I read it a few years ago but it seems that it has been updated since.
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    I would start here Learn astronomy in 10 easy lessons | BBC Sky at Night Magazine and then post questions to this forum about any points that you do not fully understand. Most books center relatively quickly to their primary topic, so an observing guide may assume that you have greater or lesser general comprehension and not match your current level of knowledge. An equipment guide may progress too quickly, assuming that you are an experienced visual observer, or it may be too simple to effectively aid you. Once you have digested the above suggested link, you should have a better idea of the specific areas of interest that you want to explore in greater depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecras234 View Post
    What do you think if learned from this book? Section 2 in the list of contents looks interesting.
    Have a look at the free sample and tell me what you think please,click look inside. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Sta...rs+and+planets
    Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion are well known writers on astronomy. Ridpath has been writing about astronomy for decades, Tirion has created some of the most used star maps.

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    I find that something Visual helps with a better understanding of the things we read, if that makes sense, anyway I would suggest you download the free Stellarium and use together with the book you finally decide on.

 

 
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