Books and Star Charts

Having the best telescope that money can buy won't help you much if you don't know what objects to look for. We offer a selection of books and star charts to help get you started, be that as a visual observer or as an astrophotographer.

  • Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies
  • Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies

  • A Chronicle and Observer's Guide In 1966, astronomer Halton Arp compiled his Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, which featured 338 images of some of the strangest looking galaxies and galaxy groups then known to exist. read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Astronomy A Self-Teaching Guide
  • Astronomy A Self-Teaching Guide

  • For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. read more...
  • Our price: $21.95

  • Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky
  • Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky

  • Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky is a reference and hopefully an inspiration for when you are thinking about what to photograph in the sky tonight. read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Astrophotography by Thierry Legault
  • Astrophotography by Thierry Legault

  • Today’s photographic equipment allows amateurs to take pictures of the stars that far surpass images taken just a few decades ago by even the largest observatories — and this book will teach you how. read more...
  • Our price: $34.99

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  • Binocular Astronomy 2nd Edition
  • Binocular Astronomy 2nd Edition

  • Binocular Astronomy and a pair of binoculars are all you need to begin observing the night sky, including star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and more. read more...
  • Our price: $24.95

  • Dobsonian Telescope
  • Dobsonian Telescope

  • The Dobsonian Telescope teaches how you to build Dobsonian telescope or make the one you already have work better. Authors David Kriege and Richard Berry are experienced and well-known telescope makers. read more...
  • Our price: $29.95

  • DSLR Planetary Imaging
  • DSLR Planetary Imaging

  • This book explains how to take beautiful photos of the Sun, Moon and planets using your Canon DSLR camera. read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Intro to Dig AstroPhotog
  • Intro to Dig AstroPhotog

  • This book in it's Second Edition is a 400+ page comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts introduction to digital astro-imaging written by Robert Reeves, an accomplished author and film imager with nearly 50 years of experience. read more...
  • Our price: $34.95

  • Ken Press 11" Planisphere
  • Ken Press 11" Planisphere

  • This waterproof 11-inch planisphere features a large star-field window with black stars on a white background and will orient you to the stars and constellations at any date and time of the year. read more...
  • Our price: $14.95

  • Ken Press 16" Planisphere
  • Ken Press 16" Planisphere

  • This gigantic 16" planisphere features a large star-field window with black stars on a white background and will orient you to the stars and constellations at any date and time of the year. read more...
  • Our price: $19.95

  • Moon Field Map
  • Moon Field Map

  • Here's the only Moon reference you'll ever need at the telescope! More than 1,000 individually labeled landmarks. Your Moon-gazing will be more rewarding than ever. read more...
  • Our price: $12.95

  • Night Sky Observers Guide - Volume 1
  • Night Sky Observers Guide - Volume 1

  • The purpose of The Night Sky Observer's Guide is to provide the owner of a medium or large aperture telescope with some idea of what to look for in such instruments-both what objects can be seen, and what details may be seen within these objects. read more...
  • Our price: $34.95

  • Night Sky Observers Guide - Volume 2
  • Night Sky Observers Guide - Volume 2

  • The purpose of The Night Sky Observer's Guide is to provide the owner of a medium or large aperture telescope with some idea of what to look for in such instruments-both what objects can be seen, and what details may be seen within these objects. read more...
  • Our price: $34.95

  • Orion DeepMap 600 Folding Star Chart
  • Orion DeepMap 600 Folding Star Chart

  • Full-color star map of the night sky with clearly indicated positions of 600 of the finest celestial objects to view read more...
  • Our price: $21.00

  • PhotoShop Astro
  • PhotoShop Astro

  • Photoshop Astronomy - 2nd Edition, by R Scott Ireland, Softbound, 280 pages, includes DVD with full resolution images used in this book's tutorials. read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Portable Newtonian Telescopes
  • Portable Newtonian Telescopes

  • Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Sky Atlas Companion
  • Sky Atlas Companion

  • This essential reference features an alphabetical listing of every deep-sky object plotted in Sky Atlas 2000.0, 2nd edition. read more...
  • Our price: $24.95

  • Sky Atlas Deluxe Laminated
  • Sky Atlas Deluxe Laminated

  • Sky Atlas 2000 Deluxe contains 26 color charts showing 81,312 single, multiple and variable stars as well as 2,700 deep-sky objects. read more...
  • Our price: $129.95

  • Sky Atlas Desk Laminated
  • Sky Atlas Desk Laminated

  • Sky Atlas 2000 Desk Laminated edition features 26 black object on white background charts showing 81,312 stars and 2,700 deep-sky objects. read more...
  • Our price: $79.95

  • Sky Atlas Field Laminated
  • Sky Atlas Field Laminated

  • Sky Atlas 2000 Desk Laminated edition features 26 white object on black background charts showing 81,312 stars and 2,700 deep-sky objects. read more...
  • Our price: $79.95

  • Solar Astronomy Handbook
  • Solar Astronomy Handbook

  • This book was conceived and written by a group of German amateur observers Each section was the responsibility of the amateur who had made that aspect of solar astronomy his specialty. read more...
  • Our price: $29.95

  • Star Testing 2nd Edition
  • Star Testing 2nd Edition

  • This book uses computer-generated images to show you how to diagnose various telescope optical-system problems, then tells you how to fix many of the most common ones. read more...
  • Our price: $34.95

  • Telescope Optics
  • Telescope Optics

  • Telescope Optics will both arouse your curiosity and answer your questions. This is a very deep technical work explaining what makes one telescope better than another. read more...
  • Our price: $24.95

  • Telescopes, Eyepieces and Astrographs
  • Telescopes, Eyepieces and Astrographs

  • Telescopes, Eyepieces and Astrographs: Design, Analysis and Performance of Modern Astronomical Optics is about every optical element between your eye or your imaging sensor and the night sky. read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Touring the Universe
  • Touring the Universe

  • Touring the Universe was written especially for beginners as an introduction to exploring the celestial sphere. This book lists celestial events for 15 years, including eclipses, Moon phases, planetary positions, etc. read more...
  • Our price: $19.95

  • Year Round Messier Marathon
  • Year Round Messier Marathon

  • Each year, many amateur astronomers do the Messier Marathon - a mad dash to observe all 109 Messier objects in a single moonless night in late March or early April. read more...
  • Our price: $24.95

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