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The Total Skywatcher’s Manual

We are pleased and proud to announce the recent release of the The Total Skywatcher’s Manual, a fully illustrated, family friendly guide for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

Written by ASP staff (Linda Shore, David Prosper, and Vivian White), this quintessential guide will help you choose the best telescope, identify constellations and objects in the night sky, search for extraterrestrial phenomena, plan star parties, capture beautiful space imagery and much more.

Order signed editions of the book through the ASP’s AstroShop.

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Below are some sample pages from the book (click on images for larger versions).

Time the sunset with your fingers/Measure degrees of separation in the sky

Page from book showing how to time the sunset with your fingers

Spot a llama in the Incan Milky Way/Learn how the aboriginals see the Milky Way

Page from the book telling about the Incan Milky Way

View the Moon with a scope

Page in the book showing how to view the Moon with a telescope

Pick a proper eyepiece

Page in the book showing how to pick a proper eyepiece for a telescope