The Amateur Astronomer

  • Authors
  • Patrick Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 31-40
  3. Pages 41-49
  4. Pages 51-66
  5. Pages 83-92
  6. Pages 93-103
  7. Pages 105-118
  8. Pages 119-125
  9. Pages 127-131
  10. Pages 133-138
  11. Pages 139-147
  12. Pages 159-165
  13. Pages 167-167
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 169-293

About this book


Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, FRS is without a doubt the world’s most widely known and respected of broadcasters on astronomy. His BBC-TV program, The Sky at Night, remains the longest-running TV program in the history of broadcasting.

For more than three decades The Amateur Astronomer has inspired generations of amateur astronomers. Almost uniquely, Patrick Moore has written a book that is useful to astronomers at all levels, from beginner to expert.

Appendices – completely updated in this new edition – provide extensive star, lunar and planetary maps, along with a vast amount of data and information that makes this book an essential for every amateur astronomer’s library.


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