THE MODERN AMATEUR ASTRONOMER, by Patrick Moore, softbound, published 1995. Each chapter deals with a different topic, and each has been written by a professional or experienced amateur. Topics range from buying a telescope (or making your own), through electronic equipment and accessories. It also covers spectroscopy and astrophotography. MOORE9004
TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM, by Patricia-Barnes-Svarney, 80 pages, softbound, published 1996. An excellent introductory book for children. The author stops at all the planets and certain moons in our solar system. The book has many photographs, illustrations and unusual facts. PATRICIA675
BE YOUR OWN ASTRONOMY EXPERT, by Guillaume Cannat, Nathalie Locoste, Jean-Claude Senee, 47 pages, hardbound, published 1996. The book is written for youth and introduces the reader to astronomy, the earth, moon, sun, solar system, stars, the Milky Way, and contains plans for building a model of the solar system and a model of the Big Dipper. CANNAT1317
THE OBSERVATIONAL AMATEUR ASTRONOMER, by Patrick Moore, 280 pages, softbound, published 1995. The book is devoted entirely to observation. Specialists have written each chapter. The book covers the Sun and planets with our solar system, meters, comets and other related matters. MOORE8997
TELESCOPES AND TECHNIQUES, by C.R. Kitchin, 204 pages, softbound, published 1995. The author presents his information in a style that such that anyone can learn about telescopes, how the work, how to use them and how to select one. KITCHIN8989
COMPENDIUM OF PRACTICAL ASTRONOMY, Volume 1, by Gunter Dietmar Roth, 540 pages, softbound, published 1994. Volume 1 concentrates on instrumentation and reduction techniques. A few of the areas covered fundamentals of spherical astronomy, applied mathematics and error theory, optical telescope and instrumentation (basic optical computations, ray tracing and sign convention, aberrations, methods of optical testing, surface manufacturing of optical quality surfaces), telescope mountings, drives, and electronic equipment, astrophotography, fundamentals of spectral analysis and principles of photometry. It also includes a guide to literature, and a historical review of modern astronomy. ROTH5969
ALL ABOUT TELESCOPES, by Sam Brown, 192 pages, softbound, published 1994. The author presents many illustrations through the book. The book covers mirror grinding, polishing and figuring. It reviews the making of a telescope from scratch. Among other things, it also contains information on observing our solar system and deep sky objects. BROWN6204
BURNHAM’S CELESTIAL HANDBOOK, by Robert Burnham, Jr., 2000 pages, three volume set, softbound. Thorough guide to the stars beyond our solar system. Exhaustive treatment. Alphabetic by constellation. Hundreds of illustrations. Index in volume three.

Volume One: Andromeda to Cetus

Volume Two: Chamaeleon to Orion

Volume Three: Pavo to Vulpecula

Vol. I - P/N: BURNHAM567X

Vol. II - P/N: BURNHAM5688

Vol. III - P/N: BURNHAM6730

EXPLORING THE MOON THROUGH BINOCULARS AND SMALL TELESCOPES, by Ernest H. Cherrington, Jr., 240 pages, softbound. Informative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams. CHERRINGTON1
AMATEUR ASTRONOMER’S HANDBOOK, by J.B. Sidgwick, 576 pages, softbound. Timeless, comprehensive coverage of telescopes, mirrors, lenses, mountings, telescope drives, micrometer, spectroscopes, more. 189 illustrations. SIDGWICK0347
OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY FOR AMATEURS, by J.B. Sidgwick, 384 pages, softbound. Mine of useful data for observation of sun, moon, planets, asteroids, aurorae, meteors, comets, variables, binaries, etc. 39 illustrations. SIDGWICK0339
THE ASTRONOMICAL REVOLUTION: Copernicus—Kepler—Borelli, by Alexandre Koyre, 531 pages, softbound. Lucid, scholarly study illuminates contributions of three great pioneers in astronomy whose work in the 16th and 17th centuries transformed man’s conception of the universe. Includes key passages of original works. 59 illustrations. KOYRE0955
THE SKY OBSERVER’S GUIDE, by R. Newton Mayall, Margaret Mayall and Jerome Wyckoff, 160 pages, softbound, published 1959. A pocket size guide that covers basic equipment, star charts & setting circles, sky colors, the moon, sun, planets and asteroids, comets, meteors, stars, nebulas, drawing sky objects, use of a camera, and explanation of astronomical time. It includes maps of the heaven. It is well written and could be considered a good foundation book for a child or adult. MAYALL0096
CONSTELLATION Guidebook, by Antonin Rukl, 223 pages, hardbound, published 1996. A very thorough guide to the major constellations. It provides the necessary guides and maps to locate the constellation, a review to its history and technical information and photographs of what one is searching for.