By Roger N. Clark
This instruction manual for newbie in addition to complex beginner astronomers, makes an attempt to hide crucial galaxies and nebulas that telescope clients notice. The middle of the booklet is a visible atlas of deep sky items. Drawings and images at the comparable scale are provided to assist identity.
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