The Practical Skywatcher’s Handbook
Assuming no prior knowledge, this comprehensive, practical handbook helps the user at sea or on land read & understand the changing sky. Readers are given hands-on advice on how to read the night sky & star charts, as well as information on whether particular stars can be seen with the naked eye or require binoculars or a telescope.
At the core of the book are 150 sky charts, showing what features can be seen in each position & when. Every constellation in the northern & southern hemisphere is mapped out. Simple methods are given for finding the biggest, brightest stars & then identifying other lesser stars by their relative position.
For sailors out of the sight of land, celestial navigation really comes into its own – providing a sure means of checking the boat’s position even when GPS & other electronics malfunction. This book will provide a complete reference as to what stars and constellations they should be able to use when & where in the world.
The Practical Skywatcher's Handbook is ideal for anyone, on land or sea, wanting a complete guide to the night sky.
• Paperback, 480 pages, 238 x 140mm
• Full colour throughout