My Astronomy Books

"Scout"-Bücher for Beginners (Oculum-Verlag) | Deep Sky Books for Beginners and More | Books/Maps for the Moon | DSO Books for the Advanced | Astrophotography and EAA | Astronomy Text Books | Miscellanies... | Links

On this page, I present a number of astronomy books that I bought myself (some of them as an online version). Most of my astronomy books are in German. This list can and does not claim to be complete in any way. It is merely a list of books that I "have across" and may serve as suggestions for reading and practical use. I only list the books and refer readers to the publishers for more information.

Note: See also the pages

 

"Scout"Books for Beginners (Oculum-Verlag)

Quite elementary, but still useful in many cases, are the three small books planetscout, skyscout and moonscout from the Oculum publishing house (in German):

 

Deep Sky Books for Beginners and More

101 Himmelsobjekte, die man gesehen haben muss Atlas für Himmelsbeobachter Sternatlas für Kleinteleskope

101 Himmelsobjekte, die man gesehen haben muss (out of print; Review)

Atlas für Himmelsbeobachter, the "Karkoschka" (Review)

This book is interesting for both beginners and advanced users (in German):

Sternatlas für Kleinteleskope (Sternatlas für den visuellen Beobachter) (Review)

This book is interesting for both beginners and advanced users (in German):

Deep Sky Reiseatlas and Deep Sky Reiseführer (Reviews)

These books are interesting for both beginners and advanced users (in German):

Turn Left at Orion (Review)

 

Books/Maps for the Moon

moonscout Der Moonhopper Reiseatlas Mond

The following books/maps are in German:

 

DSO Books for the Advanced

Atlas für Himmelsbeobachter Sternatlas für Kleinteleskope Deep Sky Reiseatlas und Reiseführer

Atlas für Himmelsbeobachter, der "Karkoschka" (Review)

This book is interesting for both beginners and advanced users (in German):

Sternatlas für Kleinteleskope (Sternatlas für den visuellen Beobachter) (Review)

This book is interesting for both beginners and advanced users (in German):

Deep Sky Reiseatlas und Deep Sky Reiseführer (Review)

These books are interesting for both beginners and advanced users (in German):

Messier Guide (Review)

This books dedicates one page with maps and details for (nearly)each Messier object (in German, no nice photos!):

Deep Sky Guide (Review)

This DSO guide with 2000 DSO (no nice photos!) is targeted at the advanced hobby astronomer. There is also an English edition!

 

Astrophotography and EAA

Astrophotography

I do not own the following book (I do not do "real" astronomy photography); it was recommended to me by a star friend:

EAA (Electronically Augmented Astrophotography)

To my knowledge, the are no books on this topic available yet. For articles and Websites, see my link page.

 

Astronomy Text Books

 

Miscellanies...

History of the telescope:

Book and Website for users of Celestron NexStar telescopes:

Map of the sky quality in Germany (Review):

Year books for the night sky:

 

Links

 

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