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Beginners Books

Postby Patricia Turner » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:32 pm

Hiya,I need a basic book on the constellations,nothing too complicated if possible any ideas much appreciated.Thx
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Re: Beginners Books

Postby Gfamily2 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:00 pm

Patricia Turner wrote:Hiya,I need a basic book on the constellations,nothing too complicated if possible any ideas much appreciated.Thx
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Hi and welcome.

A very popular book for starting to find your way about the night sky is "Turn Left at Orion", with a lot of featured objects findable with binoculars.
Here's a link to it in Google Books so you can have a good look inside.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=D2J ... &q&f=false
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Re: Beginners Books

Postby Graeme1858 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:04 pm

Hello Patrica

I've got this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Constella ... 0764154400

And it's full of interesting historical and Greek mythology stuff as well as astronomical information.

The Phillips series are always good and this one shows what's up month by month through the year:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Constella ... 0764154400

Or the Collins version:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/2019-Guide-Nig ... 33Q8M868Z2

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Re: Beginners Books

Postby Patricia Turner » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:56 pm

Thank you both for your help,I am checking them out now,very much appreciated,
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Re: Beginners Books

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:54 pm

If you are interested in a book to get you started in astronomy. There's this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DM ... bl_vppi_i4
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