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Why Chris Highly Recommends This Book:


If you are new to astronomy


  • OITH hopes to inspire you to learn more and get out under the stars.
  • Magnitude 10 is within the reach of most small telescopes, even in somewhat light polluted skies.
  • Provides a lot of valuable information to help you learn the sky.
  • Common Names, Star Names and other cross reference lists are included
  • Right Ascension is fully explained.
  • Objects are mapped alphabetically by constellation for easy navigation.
  • Brighter, easier to find objects -- those of magnitude 7 or more -- are highlighted using bold type and special map symbols.

4th Edition now available

with all-new maps and more objects!


If you are an experienced amateur


  • OITH might show you some objects you may have missed.
  • At-the-scope size, coil binding, lined note pages and sketching rings.
  • Obscure information and other details could expand your fun viewing.

If you have a dobsonian mount


  • The 70 seasonal and constellation maps are set up so you can "slew and view" with purpose to let you work more on the objects.
  • Finding the best sweeping areas is easy because the object-oriented maps show the patterns. Neighboring objects in the listings are specially highlighted.

If you have a computerized scope


  • OITH requires no batteries except your red flashlight.
  • Find out quickly what you can actually see.
  • Objects are all viewable with a conventional scope. 70+ challenges dimmer than mag10 are included. All were suggested by readers as good targets.
  • Most of the 35,000-125,000 (or more) objects in a typical 'scope computer are stars or are too dim to see with a small telescope.
  • Conventional Hyparcos data (right ascension and declination) shows the addresses for objects in the area of view... saves sweeping time.
  • Low-tech... needs only a pencil.

If you have binoculars


  • That's easy... there are 137 binocular-class objects listed.
  • A separate symbol is used to designate the objects.
  • At 5.5" x 8.5", OITH is sized to travel with you and be ready at a moment's notice.
  • Fits in your car's glove compartment.

If you like the big star maps


  • OITH is a pocket-sized, on-the-lap, at-the-scope referral.
  • Object-oriented maps are shown across the spread from the descriptions to help pinpoint your search.
  • This little book helps find objects in the big book.
  • Numerous objects in OITH aren't in the big maps or in popular magazine lists.
  • Fits in your glove compartment or gear bag.

More!


Constellation listings and detailed maps

697 objects mag10 or brighter.

206 other-than-Messier or NGC objects.

City Objects, mag7 or brighter, are shown bold in the lists and are circled in the maps.

Separate, special binocular symbol simplifies usage.

152 Double Stars.

Vertical tinted bars connect more than 100 visual groupings.

Expanded shorthand to read more like English than government acronyms.

Note-taking space for personal observation comments.

Individual constellation maps show all objects across from their listings.

Seasonal maps provide the Big View locations for brighter (binocular) and city objects.

PLUS MUCH MORE to increase your viewing pleasure.


Inside spread examples:

Seasonal maps (below) display mag7 objects which helps you focus on just those which might be seen in binocs or in light polluted skies.

Three tabbed sections make cross-referencing a snap.



Constellation listings and detailed maps

697 objects mag10 or brighter.

206 other-than-Messier or NGC objects.

City Objects, mag7 or brighter, are shown bold in the lists and are circled in the maps.

Separate, special binocular symbol simplifies usage.

152 Double Stars.

Vertical tinted bars connect more than 100 visual groupings.

Expanded shorthand to read more like English than government acronyms.

Note-taking space for personal observation comments.

Individual constellation maps show all objects across from their listings.

Seasonal maps provide the Big View locations for brighter (binocular) and city objects.

PLUS MUCH MORE to increase your viewing pleasure.


Inside spread examples:

Seasonal maps (below) display mag7 objects which helps you focus on just those which might be seen in binocs or in light polluted skies.


Three tabbed sections make cross-referencing a snap. (Click for full size view)




Now Available as a PDF Download directly from the author! (SeeIntoSpace makes no money from the sales of this book. I just highly recommend it!  Chris)


BOOK FORM 3MB PDF file is arranged in spreads in order to maintain the list-map combinations and is fully searchable. Layout is similar to the sample pages. Front and back covers are in color and positioned as single pages, inside is black on white.


PAGE FORM 3.1MB PDF file of individual, searchable pages. The pages can be printed out larger without much loss in quality (if any). Color covers, black on white inside.


PDF Version is ONLY $6.50!

It's like having a book that never wears out!


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