The Solar System in Close-Up

Author:  John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson presents the state-of-the art knowledge on the Sun, solar system planets and small solar system objects like comets and asteroids.  Detailed information is provided on dozens of solar system bodies.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Author:  Chris Hadfield

Hadfield’s success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst- and enjoy every moment of it. In An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible.

An inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality.

Pocket Star Atlas

Author:  John Cox

A simple guide to the night sky, comprising 11 maps and text describing hundreds of star clusters and deep-sky objects.

Imaging the Southern Sky

Authors: Stephen Chadwick and Ian Cooper

Imaging the Southern Sky discusses over 150 of the best southern objects to image, including nebulae, galaxies, and planetaries, each one accompanied by a spectacular colour image. This book also includes sections on both image capturing and processing techniques and so makes an ideal all-in-one introduction.

An excellent reference for both wide-field and telescopic astrophotography of the best targets in the southern sky.

The NexStar User’s Guide

Author:  Michael Swanson

The NexStar User’s Guide is the first book dedicated to Celestron’s very popular line of NexStar GoTo telescopes. This book caters to the needs of both the beginning and more advanced amateur astronomer.  It provides an abundance of background and explanation of how to setup and use a Nexstar go-to telescope and get the most out of the equipment.