Introducing a unique new book on observational astronomy:
JOURNEY TO MIZAR
THE BACKYARD ASTRONOMER'S
FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIG DIPPER
by J. Timothy Unruh
Copyright © 1994
Written at a popular level, this one-of-a-kind book, "Journey to Mizar," by long-time astronomer,
J. Timothy Unruh, features detailed information about the best known sky figure -The Big Dipper in Ursa Major! This profusely illustrated backyard astronomer's compendium and field guide to the Big Dipper provides an easy get-away approach to amateur astronomy. Both comprehensive and comprehensible, and filled with information, this book includes such topics as history and traditions, basic stellar navigation, how to use the Big Dipper as a clock, other "dippers" and geometric shapes in the stars, early meanings of the Dipper stars, plus a special illustrated "tour" of the amazing multiple star Mizar at the bend in the Dipper's handle. The book also features images of a number of selected sky objects to look at with a portable telescope in one's own backyard, along with sky finder maps and observer tips to help locate these objects in the night sky. Designed to be not only informative but interesting and recreational as well, this land mark edition is destined to be a standard reference for a broad spectrum of people, ranging from campers, to school and Church groups, to regular back yard astronomers. Written from a decidedly Biblical perspective, this volume is dedicated in its utility to readers of all interests. Most of all, it is written in nontechnical terms at a popular level, and you don't have to be an "astronomer" to understand, enjoy, or appreciate this very informative new book.
THE GREAT COMET OF 1997
The Enigma and Intrigue of Comet Hale-Bopp
by J. Timothy Unruh
Copyright © 1997
This timely report written by a long time observational astronomer represents a carefully researched examination of what undoubtedly will go down in history as one of the greatest, if not one of the most unique, comets of our time, namely the present apparition of Comet Hale-Bopp and its attendant phenomenon. In light of the meager public attention given to this splendid cosmic spectacle, so far, and in recognition of the many interesting, unique, and anomalous attributes attendant to this particular comet, this commentary and observer's handbook has been written. It is dedicated to those who will be wanting more information in the upcoming weeks as this comet waxes to its full nighttime splendor. In this booklet Comet Hale-Bopp is discussed in the overall context of comets in general, and in particular the specifics attendant to this present visitation. Written at a popular level, this profusely illustrated treatise is a must reading for anyone even casually interested in comets but has not heard much about what is currently going on with this most interesting celestial spectacle of Comet Hale-Bopp. Includes fold-out comet path and sky finder maps.
Please send me ______ copies of the 8_" x 11" 40 page spiral
bound book, "The Great Comet of 1997. A Commentary and Observer's
Guide at $7.00 each. Foreign add 25% (U.S. Funds). California
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Copyright © 1994, 1997
J. Timothy Unruh
Back Yard Astronomers
P. O. Box 1034
Rocklin, CA 95677-1034