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freethought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-04 01:02 AM
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16. Your hubby already has a book but,
I'll reccommend one called "Nightwatch". It dosen't tell you where to find obejcts by coordinate systems like "36 degress Northh by 27 degrees, blah blah". The book tells you to aim a this star of a particular constellation the go slightly right then up a touch. It has great sky charts that show the placement of the constellation seasonally. A great book!
Make sure you tell your husband to try the moon. The moon under high magnification is absolutely awesome. "Nightwatch" will provide you with map of the moon with crater names and even points where the Apollo missions landed.
I have a Tasco refractor. I was able to view the Hale/Bopp Comet and another a year or two before the Hale/Bopp but I can't remember the name. Oh yeah, and I viewed Mars on its recent close pass. Great Stuff!
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