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50 Bestsights

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THE
50
BESTSIGHTS
IN ASTRONOMY
AND HOW TO
SEE THEM
Observing Eclipses, Bright Comets,Meteor Showers, and OtherCelestial Wonders
Fred Schaaf 
 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
 
Dedicated with love and gratitude to my sisters,Pat and Joanne, and my brother, Bob.
This book is printed on acid-free paper.Copyright © 2007 by Fred Schaaf. All rights reservedPublished by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey Published simultaneously in Canada Wiley Bicentennial Logo: Richard J. PacificoCredits appear on page 273.Design and composition by Navta Associates, Inc.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmittedin any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning,or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copy-right Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorizationthrough payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 750-8400, fax (978) 646-8600, or on the webat www.copyright.com. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to thePermissions Department, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030,(201) 748-6011, fax (201) 748-6008, or online at http://www.wiley.com/go/permissions.
Limit of Liability/Disclaimer of Warranty: While the publisher and the author have usedtheir best efforts in preparing this book, they make no representations or warranties withrespect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this book and specifically dis-claim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty may be created or extended by sales representatives or written sales materials.The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situation. Youshould consult with a professional where appropriate. Neither the publisher nor theauthor shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, includingbut not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages.For general information about our other products and services, please contact our Cus-tomer Care Department within the United States at (800) 762-2974, outside the UnitedStates at (317) 572-3993 or fax (317) 572-4002. Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print may not be available in electronicbooks. For more information about  Wiley products, visit our web site at www.wiley.com.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: 
Schaaf, Fred.The 50 best sights in astronomy and how to see them : observing eclipses, bright comets, meteor showers, and other celestial wonders / Fred Schaaf.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 978-0-471-69657-5 (pbk. : alk. paper)1. Astronomy—Observer’s manual. 2. Astronomy—Amateurs’ manual. I. Title.II. Title: Fifty best sights in astronomy and how to see them.QB63.S389 2007520—dc222006036221Printed in the United States of America10987654321

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