Cover of Summer Stargazing: A Practical Guide for Recreational Astronomers
Category: Reference
Publisher: Knopf
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781552090145
Year: 2005

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The cool, clear nights from May to October offer astronomers the best opportunities for stargazing. Few sights in nature can compare with the splendor of a dazzling star-filled sky.

Summer Stargazing captures the grandeur of the universe with down-to-earth simplicity. All that is needed is a reasonably dark night sky, a pair of binoculars or a simple telescope, and this book.

The book features everything else the amateur astronomer needs, including easy-to-use color star charts that cover the entire North American sky for one year and photographic-quality charts for this main stargazing season.

With Summer Stargazing, astronomers can delve into the majesty of the starry night to explore:

  • Planets of the Solar System
  • Galaxies
  • Remote star-forming nebulas
  • Glittering star dusters and more.


Helpful advice is given for safely viewing special phenomena such as eclipses and auroras.


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