101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky

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101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky

Post by george moromisato » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:02 pm

This is only vaguely related to Transcendence (I mention it in my bio), but my astronomy book just came out: https://www.amazon.com/101-Amazing-Sigh ... 591935571/

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Re: 101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky

Post by Xephyr » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:58 pm

How heavy is this on astrophotography? I'm wondering if this would be a good book to give to my young cousin, who doesn't have that kind of equipment.
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Re: 101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky

Post by george moromisato » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:06 pm

Here's an extract: http://kronosaur.com/downloads/AmazingSightsExtract.pdf

The conceit of the book is to put together the 101 best astronomical objects. Most of these are visible with binoculars or a small telescope. Some of the later ones require larger telescopes and astrophotography (e.g., Pluto), but most can be seen with modest equipment.

Still, I hope people will enjoy the book as a kind of travel guide, even if they don't physically go out and see everything.

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Re: 101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky

Post by JohnBWatson » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:28 pm

I like it. The writing's concise and approachable without sounding condescending or dry. Reminds me a bit of the few college textbooks that I still considered worth the price after the semester had ended.

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