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Firefly Complete Guide to Stargazing

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Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 9781770854741
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Language: English
Page Count: 320
Publication Date: 10/1/2015
Size: 11.59" l x 8.84" w x 0.91
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Science Astronomy
Firefly Complete Guide to Stargazing is a comprehensive introduction to an increasingly popular leisure pursuit. The book's flexi-paperback format makes it easy to use while telescope viewing, a welcome feature for the growing number of stargazers. The rapid growth in astronomy is due in large part to the opportunity amateurs have to contribute to scientific research.

For example, the amateur Skywatchers in the web-based Milky Way Project have classified more than 1.5 million objects in the Milky Way Galaxy. Zooniverse's 11,000 members have contributed to more than 70 scientific papers and the discovery of a class of compact galaxies. Planet Four's 122,000 participants have classified more than 4.5 million images from the surface of Mars.

Firefly Complete Guide to Stargazing starts with the basics. It explains how and why the sky changes during the night and through the seasons. It gives practical advice on what equipment to choose and describes what you can expect to see. There are also plenty of tips for observing just with the naked eye.

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