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Can anyone reccomend a good book for beginner astronomy?

Something which includes maybe a map of the sky and the best way to look for objects?

There are loads out there but I know how good you guys are so thought I'd ask for your opinion :clouds2:

Thank you!

Jenni :icon_scratch:

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I would recommend Turn Left at Orion. Recently bought it for the same reason as you, new to astronomy and wanted to find my way about. I looked around on the forums and it seemed to be the most recommended book.

I find it very helpful, detailed info on what to see and when to see it, a good lunar map and a chart of when/where to see planets.

HTH,

Siôn

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Sky & Telescopes' Pocket Sky Atlas by Roger W. Sinnott is also very good for star-hopping - it's just maps, but Turn Left at Orion is your best ever starter book, pointed out above, now comes spiral bound.

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Another vote for turn left, its about time i got me a copy

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