A Simple Guide to Backyard Astronomy
by Carol Beigel
Number of pages: 61
This 61 page 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...
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