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Astronomy Books

Here you will find links and descriptions for books for beginners and more experienced astronomers .

Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them Spiral-bound – 24 Jan. 2019

Price:£22.29 Click image to Buy 

With over 150,000 copies sold since its first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. This unique guidebook to the night sky shows you how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets actually look through a small telescope, while its large pages and spiral binding allow for use outside.


Along with updated star names and astronomical information, this new edition provides links to a dedicated webpage with up-to-date tables and images, and an improved planets chapter.


The many Dobsonian-friendly images and small telescope views have been revised to account for changes in modern telescope technology, such as larger field of view eyepieces. With dedicated chapters on Northern and Southern Hemisphere objects, it's never been easier to explore the night sky, wherever you are. 

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky: 1 Hardcover

Price:£9.99 Click image to Buy 

This beautiful, fun book will introduce you to the beauty of the night sky and show you the stars like you’ve never seen them before.

If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way

The Stargazer's Handbook: An Atlas of the Night Sky Flexibound

Price:£12.05 Click image to Buy 

Fully illustrated with 400 of the most striking and up-to-date astronomical images and covering all the major constellations and landmarks of the night sky, The Stargazer's Handbook reveals the treasures of the cosmos - what they are, where they are, and how to see them, including month-by-month guides to the changing hemispheres and tips and guides on the best stargazing equipment.

This new compact edition is perfect for browsing at home or accompanying you out at night under the stars. Filled with stunning photography, this book is all you need to start discovering the universe.

50 Things to See with a Telescope: A young stargazer's guide Paperback

Price:£14.95 Click image to Buy 

Winner of the 2020 Simon Newcomb award for excellence in science communication, John A. Read covers everything needed to identify constellations, planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and more.


Inquisitive stargazers will find planet hunting and star hopping easy with clearly plotted routes and images of the sky both as seen by the naked eye and detailed views from a telescope. This easy to read, fully illustrated reference book will enrich every young person's experience of the skies above. .

Hello, is this planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station (Official Tim Peake Book)

Price:£15.95 Click image to Buy 


The first book by astronaut Tim Peake - a mesmerising collection of over 150 of Tim's stunning photographs that he took on board the International Space Station, many of which have not been seen before. Includes a personal commentary from Tim.

Digital SLR Astrophotography (Practical Amateur Astronomy) Paperback

Price:£27.99 Click image to Buy 

Digital SLR cameras have made it easier than ever before to photograph the night sky. Whether you're a beginner, nature photographer, or serious astronomer, this is the definitive handbook to capturing the heavens.


Starting with simple projects for beginners such as cameras on tripods, it then moves onto more advanced projects including telescope photography and methods of astronomical research. 

The Astrophotography Manual: A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Sky Imaging Paperback

Price:£44.39 Click image to Buy 

The Astrophotography Manual, Second Edition is for photographers ready to move beyond standard SLR cameras and editing software to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the stars.


Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book takes readers through the full astrophotography process, from choosing and using equipment to image capture, calibration, and processing.


This combination of technical background and hands-on approach brings the science down to earth, with practical methods to ensure success.. 

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