By Terence Dickinson, Roberta Cooke (illustrator), Adolf Schaller (illustrator)

Book cover of Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Book description

The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold…

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1 author picked Nightwatch as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This classic book is a veritable encyclopedia of stargazing knowledge, including telescope operation, celestial mechanics, and astrophotography. Terence brings his decades of stargazing experience to bear, offering tips and tricks that will push your backyard observations to the next level. Even if you only have binoculars, this book contains more than enough stargazing activities to keep you busy for years.

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