Philip’s Stargazing month by month 2021 guide is the perfect practical guide for both budding and experienced astronomers. This very popular and best selling astronomy book covers Britain and Ireland. The new 2021 edition has been completely revised to ensure it is totally up-to-date for exploring the wonder of the night skies, month-by-month and day-by-day.
This is not a book teaching you how to remotely connect your observatory to your home laptop or PC so you can control your telescope from the warmth of your lounge. I don’t think that topic would fill a book anyway. Instead this book is about renting telescopes around the world for imaging and controlling
Not another astrophotography book I hear you say, now it seems that observational astronomy it dwindling and now everyone wants to image. Why wouldn’t you though, it nice to share pretty pictures. Imaging equipment can cost a lot of money though, but there are some reasonably priced high frame rate cameras on the market now.
The Observer’s Guide to the Southern Sky This is the second edition of Astronomy of the Milky Way by Mike Inglis. This second edition has been updated with new science that has been found out about the objects in the book. This version of the book also benefits from a larger format with re-drawn maps
The Role of images in astronomical discovery Unveiling Galaxies is split into three parts. Images and the Cosmos, Images as Galaxy Discovery Engines and Organising the World of Galaxies. This book charts the history of the understanding of galaxies through the use of images that have been taken over time. These images became investigative tools
The Cambridge Photographic Atlas of Galaxies by Michael Konig and Stefan Binnewies I really enjoy looking at my Cambridge Atlas of the Messier objects when imaging to see what I am looking for and what my final images should look like. So I was really pleased to see there was now an atlas of the
There have been numerous YouTube videos, articles and DVDs on PixInsight, but it’s good to see a thorough PixInsight book written on the subject with lots of helpful screenshots. I have reviewed and used many astrophotography processing books on the subjects of various techniques from planetary imaging to deep sky imaging. One of notes include
Finding a million star hotel – An Astro-Tourist’s Guide to Dark Sky Places written by Bob Mizon. The main body of the book is about various locations from which to stargaze around the world. This section is broken down into the US, England, Europe and the odd country outside Europe like Iceland. Each location has
This the second edition of the popular Guide to designing and building your own Roll-Off Roof or Dome Observatory. There comes a time when it becomes tiresome having to set up telescopes cameras cables and computers each night, a lot of the observing time is lost Polar aligning and setting up. If you are fortunate
If were planning to go to America to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse or you went, then this was the solar eclipse book for you, if not it is still a very good read. There are 25 chapters of detailed information about the Sun and how to observe it safely followed by detailed explanations of