Book Reviews of City Astronomy (Sky & Telescope Observer's Guides)

City Astronomy - Sky & Telescope Observer's Guides
Author: Robin Scagell
ISBN: 34800
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Sky Publishing Corp
Book Type: Paperback
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Most books start out with the "find dark skies" order, and assume you won't do any real observing from your light polluted yard. Mr. Scagell takes a different approach, essentially encouraging us to view the sky as "half full" rather than "half empty." By listing targets (and the methodology in selecting targets) and explaining the challenges and solutions to many of the problems we run into while in the city, this book shows that astronomy doesn't have to be done from remote locations, and that it is possible to enjoy this grand hobby from locations that are as far from ideal as we can imagine.