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Is there anything more wondrous and alluring than the night sky? You’ve seen the stars, and you know about the constellationsbut there’s so much more to discover! George Moromisato’s magnificent full-color guide introduces you to 101 amazing sights, from Saturn’s famous rings to the Andromeda Galaxy. Learn what to look for and when and where to find it! This astronomy book is perfect for beginners, so many objects can be seen with the unaided eye or binoculars, while others simply require a small telescope.
Guide to 101 phenomena and objects of the night sky, ranked by beauty, accessibility and historical importance Information about equipment needed, from binoculars to small telescopes Full-color photographs, including many from NASA Astrophotography tips on taking pictures of the night sky, such as snapping shots with a phone through a telescope Charts to know when to look for solar eclipses, meteor showers and other notable events
George Moromisato is an American software engineer, game designer and astrophotographer. He’s been programming for 70% of his life and has worked at Microsoft, IBM and Lotus Development Corporation. He is the designer of several computer games, including Anacreon (one of the first 4X games), Chron X (the first online collectible card game) and, most recently, Transcendence. But his first love is astronomy, and he avidly photographs the night sky whenever clouds allow. He is the co-founder of PhotonSky.com, an upcoming site for sharing astrophotos and for promoting amateur astronomy. You can reach him via email at email@example.com. He lives in San Mateo, CA.