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Astronomy Books & Links

Astronomy Books

Astronomy Links

NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe by Terence Dickinson (the updated edition)

NASA

Turn Left at Orion A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope and How to Find Them by: Dan Davis

A good book for beginners on observing the moon, planets and finding deep space objects. Specifically geared towards use with small telescopes.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Backyard Astronomer's Guide by: Terence Dickinson

This book has information for beginners and more experienced users. It discusses different equipment choices, astronomy as a hobby, pictures and more.

Cassini Saturn Mission

The Year Round Messier Marathon Field Guide with Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous List of Deep-Sky Objects By: H.C. Pennington

Helps you locate some of the Messier Objects, from Charles Messier’s catalog. Includes detailed charts, sketches and more.


Hubble Telescope Site

Astronomy Magazine (Published monthly)

SDO

Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Sky & Telescope Magazine (Published monthly)

SOHO

Solar & Heliospheric Observatory.

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Constellations of the Northern Skies

A pocket sized guide to the constellations.

 

Galaxy Zoo

Have some fun and help classify galaxies in NASA photographs.

Digital Astrophotography by: Stefan Seip

A good book for someone looking to get started with astrophotography.

Google Sky

Be sure to check out Google Moon & Mars too.

A Guide to Astrophotography with Digital SLR Cameras by: Jerry Lodriguss

Astrophotography guide for Single Lens Reflex Cameras.

Google Sky App

Free Google Sky Map App for your android phone.

Introduction To Digital Astrophotography: Imaging The Universe With A Digital Camera by Robert Reeves

Great book for someone looking to seriously learn about astrophotography. Covers various types of digital cameras.

Sky Safari 3

An excellent astronomy app for your android/iPhone. There are 3 versions available for a fee.

The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets: A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Ruben Kier

Sky Walk

Astronomy app for iPad.

Photoshop Astronomy by: R. Scott Ireland

A Photoshop book made just for serious astrophotographers.

Seagrave Observatory

Observatory located in North Scituate.

Cosmos: A Field Guide by: Giles Sparrow

A giant book filled with gorgeous photographs and loads of information.

Space Weather

Hubble: Imaging Space & Time by: David Devorkin & Robert Smith

Beautiful pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope.

Sky Maps

Free Monthly Sky Maps.

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by: Mike Brown

Ever wondered what happened to Pluto? This lighthearted book gives you the story of why it is no longer considered a planet.

Abrams Sky Maps

Great Sky Calendar. $11.00/year for a subscription.

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by: Neil deGrasse Tyson

A look at the history of Pluto, and the decision to recategorize it as a dwarf planet.

Cloudy Nights

Online astronomy community

A Briefer History of Time by: Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

A follow up to his original book. This version is updated and easier to understand for those who don't have a heavy background in science.

 

Heavens Above

A site that helps you track and identify satellites.

Cosmos by: Carl Sagan

Still the best selling science book ever published. This book discusses astronomy and cosmology.

Orion Telescopes

Meade

Celestron

OPT

Astronomics

Various Telescope Websites.