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A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope and How to Find Them. One of the best books on finding things in the night sky.
Backyard Astronomer's Guide
An essential reference tool for both beginning and veteran sky observers. Drawing on decades of stargazing experience, the authors suggest what equipment to buy and what to avoid, describe observing techniques, and explain how to hunt down the most interesting celestial objects. Each chapter is illustrated with the latest, breathtaking astrophotography.
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
The top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere.
The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying and Using Telescopes and Accessories.
Stars and planets
The most complete guide to the stars, planets, galaxies, and the solar system