Table of contents for The 50 best sights in astronomy and how to see them : observing eclipses, bright comets, meteor showers, and other celestial wonders / Fred Schaaf.

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Contents
 
 Acknowledgments
 Introduction
	Basic Information for Astronomical Observers
 The 50 Best Sights
 
 Field of View: 180 degrees (the whole sky) to 100 degrees (naked-eye scan)
 Sight 1. The Starry Sky
 Sight 2. Total Eclipse of the Sun
 Sight 3. Meteor Shower or Storm
 Sight 4. Fireball Meteor
 Sight 5. The Northern Lights or Aurora
 Sight 6. Bright Satellite or Spacecraft
 Sight 7. The Milky Way 
 
 Field of view: 100 degrees to 50 degrees (the widest fixed naked-eye field)
 Sight 8. The Big Dipper and the North Star
 Sight 9. The Orion Group of Constellations
 Sight 10. The Summer Triangle Region
 Field of view: 50 degrees to 15 degrees (moderately wide naked-eye field)
 
 Sight 11. Venus or Mercury at Greatest Elongation
 Sight 12. Venus, Jupiter, or Mars at Brightest
 Sight 13. Bright Comet with Long Tail
 Sight 14. Sirius, the Brightest Star 
 Sight 15. Other Bright Stars
 Sight 16. Orion
 Sight 17. Other Prominent Constellations
 Field of view: 15 degrees to 1 degree (narrow naked-eye field, binoculars field, wide telescopic field)
	Sight 18. Total Eclipse of the Moon
 Sight 19. Total Eclipse of the Sun Close-Up
 Sight 20. The Moon at Full and Other Phases
 Sight 21. Very Thin Crescent Moon
 Sight 22. Lunar Conjunctions and Occultations
 Sight 23. Planetary Conjunctions 
 Sight 24. Bright Comet Close-Up
 Sight 25. The Hyades Star Cluster and Aldebaran
 Sight 26. The Pleiades 
 Sight 27. Other Very Bright, Large Open Star Clusters
 Sight 28. Orion?s Belt and Sword
 Sight 29. Algol, Mira, and Other Dramatic Variable Stars
 Sight 30. Novae, Supernovae, and Supernova Remnants
 Sight 31. Starriest Fields
 Sight 32. The Sagittarius Milky Way Region 
 Sight 33. The Great Andromeda Galaxy
 Sight 34. The Realm of the Galaxies
 
 Field of view: 1 degree to 1/10 degree or less (medium to narrow telescopic field)
	Sight 35. Overall Telescopic Views of the Moon
 Sight 36. Close-Up Views of Lunar Craters and Other Features
 Sight 37. Sunspots and Other Solar Features
 Sight 38. Partial Eclipses of the Sun
 Sight 39. Transits of Mercury and Venus
 Sight 40. Venus Near Inferior Conjunction 
 Sight 41. Jupiter and Its Moons
 Sight 42. Saturn and Its Rings and Moons
 Sight 43. Mars at Closest in Telescopes 
 Sight 44. Uranus, Neptune, and Other Dim But Important Worlds
 Sight 45. A Colorful or Otherwise Striking Double Star
 Sight 46. The Great Orion Nebula
 Sight 47. A Rich Open Cluster
 Sight 48. A Bright Globular Cluster
 Sight 49. A Bright Planetary Nebula
 Sight 50. A Bright and Structured Galaxy
 
 
 Appendices
 Glossary
	Sources of Information
	Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Astronomy -- Observer's manual.
Astronomy -- Amateurs' manual.