Brand: Formac Lorimer Books

110 Things to See With a Telescope by John A. Read

9781777451752

Brand: Formac Lorimer Books

110 Things to See With a Telescope by John A. Read

9781777451752

This is our favorite book for beginners! It organizes 110 beginner-telescope friendly targets by viewing season, shows you where to find them, and what you should expect to see.
  • A great book for beinners looking for guidance and direction when they first start
  • Organizes the 110 messier objects by season so it's easy to plan out your observing!
  • Includes directions and "eyepeice views" so that it's easy to confirm what you are looking at
  • Log your observations directly into the book to keep track of your progress
  • Apply for an Observing Certificate from the Astronomical League and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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Product Description

A Great Messier Object Workbook

This book and a telescope are all you need to find, view, and record your observations of the 110 most popular stargazing targets. But what makes this list of objects so famous? Over 200 years ago, the French comet hunter Charles Messier published a list of fuzzy, comet-like objects he saw through his telescope. To him, they were a nuisance. We now know them as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies! Modern astronomers later expanded his list from 103 to 110 objects – and they’re some of the finest celestial sights to explore with your backyard telescope, especially after you’re ready to move beyond the Moon and planets. This book is your guide to seeing each deep sky object in Messier’s list - plus a complete how-to for budding astronomers.

Finding the 110 Messier (pronounced Messy-ay) objects has never been easier! We provide a star map for each target - plus written directions for how to find it by star-hopping, an “eyepiece view” image to confirm you’re seeing it, observing tips from two veteran stargazers, and interesting facts. We also highlight additional nearby objects.

These objects are presented in their recommended viewing order - either by season, or during an all-night marathon! Each page contains an observation log so you can track your progress, and later apply for a Messier Observing Certificate from the Astronomical League and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Certificate Application instructions are provided in the appendix of the book.

Author Bio

John is the host of the Learn To Stargaze YouTube channel and a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. In 2020, he graduated with a degree in astrophysics from Saint Mary’s University and was presented with an RASC award for Excellence in Science Communication. He is currently a student at Johns Hopkins University, working on his Master’s in Space Systems Engineering.

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful Views!

Love the telescope so far. Really enjoyed reading the book you recommended. Just waiting for some more clear skies.

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R.M.
110 things to see

Great book for locating all 110 Messier objects. Clear diagrams on how to locate, shows views as they appear in you telescope too. Very informative book for the beginner to the advanced….

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S.B.
A good book

It could have been in colour, but it’s still very informative. Well worth the money.

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R.B.

110 Things to See With a Telescope by John A. Read

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Great info for starting out in astronomy

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