Deep-Sky Observing with Small Telescopes
by David Eicher and the Editors of Deep Sky
May’s Book of the Month, donated by Bruce McCurdy is Deep-Sky Observing with Small Telescopes by David Eicher, with individual chapters by editors of Deep Sky magazine. Though nearly 30 years old, the book is still a great introduction to the delights to be seen through your telescope. The first chapter is an intro to deep-sky observing, but is also a helpful guide to the various types of telescopes. Subsequent chapters highlight double and variable stars, open and globular clusters, planetary nebulae, bright and dark nebulae, and galaxies. There are numerous sketches that give a great idea of what the more prominent objects look like through a telescope. Comprehensive tables list multitudes of each type of object. Overall, this is a handy read that will aid beginning observers organize their observing sessions!
Check out this book and hundreds of other books, at The Lamplighter Memorial Library, just off the entrance to the star theater.