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.
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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...
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 Roberto Mura - Wikibooks
This atlas contains a set of 24 maps regulated to the latitude of 40N, as well as information about some double and variable stars and almost 160 deep sky objects. 8 selected areas of the sky suitable for binoculars are displayed in separated maps.
by Garrett Putman Serviss - Harper & Brothers
Some of the things described in this book are little known to the average reader, while others are well known; but all possess the fascination of whatever is strange, obscure, or mysterious magnified, by the portentous scale of the phenomena.