THE PETERSON FIRST GUIDE TO ASTRONOMY
by Jay M. Pasachoff
This is a very simplified field guide to the stars, planets and the universe. This book is meant for naked eye observing. To show what is in the sky as it changes through the night or through the year, this book contains 24 star maps. Each month has its own pair… one to be used facing north, and the other when facing south.
In addition to the beautiful star maps and painted constellations, there are many beautiful photographs of the planets, sun, moon, comets, and galaxies… with information on where to find them.
This is the perfect book with which to begin amateur astronomy, with the idea of graduating to the full-sized Field Guide later. SC. 2014. 128 pages. Pocket sized (3.7 x 7.2 inches) SW 0.3 lbs