Touring the Universe: A Practical Guide to Exploring the Universe thru 2017
By Ken Graun
A large format book that is spiral bound to lie flat for easy use of its star charts. This book is divided into two parts. The “Armchair Tour” is an overview of our Solar System and beyond. It provides a basic understanding of the sky above us and the Universe as a whole. The “Self-Guided Tour” is the nuts and bolts for observing the heavens with your eyes, binoculars or a telescope.
Includes information on choosing binoculars and telescopes. Observing sections include charts of the stars and constellations as well as viewing information for the Sun, Moon, Planets, meteor showers, eclipses, comets, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Seventeen years of Planetary positions, Moon phases and eclipses are included.
Loaded with color charts, photos, illustrations and tables. 128 pages. Spiral bound paperback. 10.5 x 10.5 inches.