The Practical Astronomer
by Thomas Dick
Publisher: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley 1845
Number of pages: 588
The work is intended for the information of general readers, especially for those who have acquired a relish for astronomical pursuits, and who wish to become acquainted with the instruments by which celestial observations are made, and to apply their mechanical skill to the construction of some of those which they may wish to possess.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by William Noble - Longmans, Green & Co.
The following book is a primer of the Three-inch Telescope, and is designed to instruct the very beginner in the use of an instrument of that size, mounted on a common table stand and unprovided with any means of rinding objects by their coordinates.
by Andrew L. Johnson
Star Atlas plotting stars down to Magnitude 7.25, including double-stars and 550 DSOs. This is a full color version including different symbols for DSOs, and a representation of the Milky Way. There are 20 primary charts, and one supplemental chart.
by James Baikie - Adam and Charles Black
The main object is to give a brief and simple description of the most important and interesting facts concerning the heavenly bodies, and to suggest to the general reader how much of the ground thus covered lies open to his personal survey ...
by Carol Beigel
This guide was written with the complete novice in mind. The idea is to point out wonders of the night sky and where you can find them. Everything is geared to light polluted skies and the few brightest stars that can be seen on the best night...