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RASC Observer's Handbook 2006

97th Year of Publication.
Editor: Dr. Rajiv Gupta
Published by the University of Toronto Press for The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
ISSN 0080-4193
ISBN 0-9689141-4-4
304 pages, soft cover,
14cm x 21.5cm


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The Single Most Useful Publication
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Description: The Observer's Handbook is a 304-page guide published annually since 1907 by The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Through its long tradition and the expertise of more than 40 contributors, the Observer's Handbook has come to be regarded as the standard North American reference for data on the sky. The material in the Handbook is of interest to professional and amateur astronomers, scientists, teachers at all levels, students, science writers, campers, scout and guide leaders, as well as interested general readers. The Observer's Handbook is an integral part of many astronomy courses at the secondary and university levels, and it should be on the reference shelf of every library.

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The Single Most Useful Publication
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RASC Observer's Handbook 2006

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Observer's Handbook 2006 
From the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The 5.5x8.5 inch 304 page RASC Observer's Handbook contains authoritative astronomical information for all North American observers. The price per copy from AstroMax is $20.50  

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The various sections in the Observer's Handbook are of two kinds: astronomical events which occur during the current year, e.g. times of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset (for latitudes 20 to 62 degrees N), eclipses, location of the planets and bright asteroids, returns of periodic comets, times of meteor showers, predictions of occultations by the Moon and by asteroids, the orbital positions of the brighter satellites of both Jupiter and Saturn, and predictions of the cycles of many variable stars. There is a 24-page section called “The Sky Month By Month” which gives an extensive listing of events.

Sections dealing with astronomical data and other information which do not vary from year to year (although revisions are made annually to ensure that the information is the best available), e.g. orbital and physical data on the planets and their satellites, astronomical and physical constants, some optical properties of telescopes and binoculars, information on filters for astronomical observing, light pollution and sky transparency, a description of the various systems of specifying time, information on the Sun including sunspots and aurorae, a list of meteorite craters in Canada and the United States, advice on using the Observer's Handbook for teaching astronomy, information on the Gegenschein and zodiacal light, 40 pages of authoritative tables dealing with stars, star clusters, nebulae

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AstroMax Introductory Astronomy Binocular Kit $99.00
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Introductory Astronomy Kit 
The Universe DVD by Tim Tully and Universe Productions $25.00
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Chandler Booklet Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars


Chandler Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars 


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A Primer for the Beginning Astronomer Five Lessons to Help You learn the Sky

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