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Essential reading for those who are thinking about getting into Astronomy !


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On 22/01/2021 at 15:58, Tiny Clanger said:

Funnily enough I was looking at a book onย  my shelves which does exactly this : similar copies to my (old) version available second hand via amaz.ย  here

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walk-through-Heavens-Constellations-Legends/dp/0521625130

It looks as if there is a prettier updated version too, the old one is illustrated only in black & blue, I imagine the new one may be colour (not checked tho)

I'd offer you my copy, but posting it would cost more than the second hand sellers are charging in totalย  !

Heather

Thanks, just nabbed 1 remaining copy Amazon had for me & my 11 yr old son who got his (our) first telescope at Xmas.

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On 07/12/2020 at 01:26, mikemarotta said:

Turn Left at Orion by Guy Consolmagno and Daniel Davies is highly recommended by others here on Stargazers Lou

Me too! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

My copy is dog eared, grass stained and annotated. The antithesis to coffee table books. No colour pictures just great finder views and starhops. Equipment part is short, maybe dated but sound. There is a website too. You could spend a lifetime with TLAO and some bins.ย 

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