Astronomy with an Opera-glass
by Garrett Putman Serviss
Publisher: D. Appleton & co. 1890
Number of pages: 154
In the pages that follow, the author has endeavored to encourage the study of the heavenly bodies by pointing out some of the interesting and marvelous phenomena of the universe that are visible with little or no assistance from optical instruments, and indicating means of becoming acquainted with the constellations and the planets.
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