Observing with Small Telescopes

Kevin Ritschel
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See the universe through your own eyes with this all-new book from Astronomy magazine. This comprehensive guide features more than 150 objects with step-by-step instructions on how to find your object in the night sky and what to expect to see once you find it.
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Description

See the universe through your own eyes with this all-new book from Astronomy magazine. With decades of experience viewing deep-sky objects, author Kevin Ritschel offers expert advice on the best objects to view and techniques for getting the most from your observations.

This comprehensive guide features over 150 total objects with step-by-step instructions on how to find your object in the night sky and what to expect to see once you find it.

You’ll learn about:

  • The finest galaxies, star clusters, and emission nebulae visible from the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Background on the different kinds of instruments you can use.
  • How to get started or expand the use of your small telescope.
  • Best objects to see during each season.
  • And more!

Take the plunge and begin exploring the beauty of the night sky with Observing with Small Telescopes.

Author: Kevin Ritschel
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 164
Author Bio

Kevin Ritschel has spent decades viewing deep-sky objects through telescopes ranging from 2.4 inches to 30 inches in diameter. He currently lives on a ranch in Paso Robles, California, that provides excellent dark skies, though he's not averse to journeying to the High Sierras for even better views of the cosmos.

Table of Contents
Introduction

Winter Sky
Winter Table

Spring Sky
Spring Table

Summer Sky
Summer Table

Autumn Sky
Autumn Table

Glossary
Astronomy Discover