Burnham’s Celestial Handbook, Volume One: An Observer’s Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System: 1 (Dover Books on Astronomy)

While there are many books on stars, there is only one Celestial Handbook. Now completely revised through 1977, this unique and necessary reference is available once again to guide amateur and advanced astronomers in their knowledge and enjoyment of the stars.Volume I of this comprehensive three-part guide to the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Andromeda through Cetus. Objects … Read More

Exploring the Solar System (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

Combining the history of astronomy with the latest advances in space age technologies, this exciting coloring book also joins fun with facts about space exploration and our solar system.Forty-four stunning illustrations, carefully researched and meticulously rendered, depict the geocentric and heliocentric solar system models; Galileo’s drawings of the moon; the NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Eros; … Read More

Constellations of the Night Sky (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

Large, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, and Leo. Accompanying text relates mythological story behind each constellation’s name and identifies its principal stars.

Amateur Astronomer’s Handbook (Dover Books on Astronomy)

Timeless, comprehensive coverage of telescopes, mirrors, lenses, mountings, telescope drives, micrometers, spectroscopes, more. “. . . highly recommended for very serious nonprofessional astronomers.” — A Guide to the Literature of Astronomy. 189 illustrations. Reprint of 1971 edition.

The History of the Telescope (Dover Books on Astronomy)

This remarkable history encompasses not only the achievements of the early inventors and astronomers but also the less frequently recounted stories of the instrument makers and of the actual instruments. A model of unsurpassed, comprehensive scholarship, this volume covers many fields, including professional and amateur astronomy. 196 black-and-white illustrations.

Making Your Own Telescope (Dover Books on Astronomy)

Complete, detailed instructions and numerous diagrams for constructing a do-it-yourself telescope. No complicated mathematics are involved, and no prior knowledge of optics or astronomy is needed to follow the text’s step-by-step directions. Contents cover, among other topics, materials and equipment; tube parts and alignment; eyepieces, and related problems; setting circles; and optical principles. 6 plates. 100 figures.