Observer's Handbook 2012
Notice- This product is on backorder until April 4, 2012.
This is the must-have resource for advanced amateur and professional astronomers. Accurate, precise, thorough and highly detailed, the RASC (Royal Astronomical
Society of Canada) Observer's Handbook is internationally recognized as the finest annual compendium of astronomical highlights and information for the year.
This 300+ page guide has been produced annually by the RASC for over 100 years, and is regarded as the standard North American reference for sky data. The
Observer's Handbook is an integral part of secondary and university courses. Valued by astronomers, scientists, educators, students, science writers and more, it belongs in your library, on your desk and near your telescope.
The Observer's Handbook features detailed information on sky events for the year including:
Extensive Sky Month-by-Month section for quick reference
Rise and set times
Lunar and planetary phenomena
Eclipses, comets and variable stars
Authoritative articles on a wide range of topics include:
Orbital and physical data, time, constants
Telescopes, binoculars, filters
Light pollution and sky transparency
Stars, clusters, nebulae, galaxies
Moon maps and sky charts