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References from Astronomy Books
 

The following books are highly recommended, and served as a major source of material:

Ahrens, Donald C. Meteorology Today, Seventh Edition. Thomson, Brooks/Cole, Australia. 2003.

Bakich, Michael. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Beatty, J. Kelly, Carolyn C. Petersen and Andrew Chaikin. The New Solar System. Fourth Edition. Sky Publishing Corporation. Massachusetts, 1999.

Belkora, Leila. Minding the Heavens. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol. 2003.

Burnham, Robert. Burnhamís Celestial Handbook. Volume One - Three. Dover Publications, New York. 1978.

Covington, Michael A. Astrophotography for the Amateur - Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. 1999.

Dickinson, Terence and Alan Dyer. The Backyard Astronomer's Guide. Revised Edition. Firefly Books. New York, 2002.

Freedman, Roger and William Kaufman. Universe. 6th Edition. W.H. Freeman and Company. New York, 2002. Note: Now available in a 7th Edition - 2005, also used as a reference.

Hawking, Stephen. The Universe in a Nutshell. New York: Bantam Books,  November 2001.

Heritage, Andrew Ed. World Reference Atlas. Dorling Kindersley Limited, New York, 2004.

Hester, Jeff, David Burstein, George Blumenthal, Ronald Greeley, Bradford Smith, Howard Voss and Gary Wegner. 21st Century Astronomy. W.W. Norton and Company. New York, 2002.

Howell, Steve B. Handbook of CCD Astronomy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 2000.

Kutner, Marc L. Astronomy: A Physical Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Mayor, Michel and Pierre-Yves Frei. New Worlds in the Cosmos. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 2003.

Meeus, Jean. More Mathematical Astronomy Morsels. Willmann-Bell, Inc. Richmond, Virginia. 2002.

Moore, Sir Patrick. Atlas of the Universe. Firefly Books. New York, 2003.

Sparke, Linda and John Gallagher. Galaxies in the Universe. An Introduction. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

OíMeara, James. The Messier Objects. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Ostlie, Dale A., and Bradley W. Carroll. Modern Stellar Astrophysics. Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1996.

Tonkin, Stephen F. Practical Amateur Spectroscopy. Springer, London. 2002.

Wodaski, Ron. The New CCD Astronomy. New Astronomy Press, Duvall, WA. 2002.

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