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Stargazing with Mark Thompson

An informative guide to stargazing by TV's favourite astronomer. Learn to recognise planets, stars and constellations. Includes seasonal star charts for the northern hemisphere. How to choose astronomical equipment - the easy way. Perfect for all levels - from beginners to more advanced amateur astronomers.

Mark Thompson has spent 30 years observing the night sky and has introduced newcomers to the fascinating hobby of astronomy. In this book, he describes his stargazing experiences and shares a wealth of practical knowledge, together with many valuable hints and tips. Not only does Mark demonstrate observational techniques and how to find the brighter objects in the sky, but also details the important steps of choosing and using a telescope, with advice on the most useful accessories to have.