A Guide for additional books
to read for Beginning Amateur Astronomers
This is a list of Books and Magazines I feel will be of help to get started.
WHAT'S UP by David Olson If you want to know what there is to see tonight or where it is, this is a great book. This book is ideal for beginners and non beginners alike in planning the nights viewing. It will help find multiple stars,open clusters, globular clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. It won't find all the faint objects, but you will be able to find all the more common objects. This book is a great bargin, easy to understand and use, and very useful. Keep it stashed with your scope!
City Astronomy By Robin Scagell This is the book to read. It was written to help astronomers fight light pollution, but is also the best book for learning to get started in astronomy that I've found. It is easy to read, well illustrated, and has everything I can think of for someone to make an informed decision on how to start. It is also great for those who are already amateurs and need to see through light pollution.
ASTRONOMY Magazine... Very good magazine with good articles, excellent photographs
SKY & TELESCOPE Magazine... Also a very good magazine, the articles tend to be more in depth.
Touring the Universe through Binoculars by Philip Harrington ... (start here till you get your first scope)
Star-Hopping for backyard Astronomers by Alan MacRobert... (A good one for Dob owners and all beginners)
This is a list of sites that I find particulary helpfull in keeping up to date in Astronomy or I find just interesting.