Night Sky Review

Night Sky: Stargazing with the Naked Eye

Night Sky: Stargazing with the Naked Eye

By Robert Harvey

I received a free copy of Night Sky from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Night Sky presents 200 color photographs of stunning nocturnal vistas all visible to the naked eye.

Can you spot the Big Dipper in the night sky? Or Orion’s Belt? Or Cassiopeia? Even in cities, and without the aid of a telescope, these are a few of the easier constellations to find. In fact, a great deal can be seen in the night sky with the naked eye – if you know what you’re looking for. Night Sky presents gorgeous color photographs of  these stunning nocturnal vistas. From the majesty of the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) as seen from Norway or Canada, and the Southern Lights (Aurora australis) as seen from Australia, to seeing the clarity of the Milky Way over an Italian forest, from witnessing a lunar eclipse in Indonesia to charting the course of the International Space Station across the Indian night, and from seeing a Geminid meteor shower in New Mexico to recognizing the Great Bear (Ursa Major) constellation over New England, the book is a feast of nocturnal delights. Where necessary, additional inset photographs indicate the formation of a constellation. Presented in a handy, pocket-sized landscape format, this is the perfect guide to take out at night when you’re stargazing.

Summary from Goodreads.

Night Sky is a collection of photographs from around the world of the night sky. Now you would think that this could end up being very repetitive, but Harvey ranges to include just the right mix of photographs that it does not feel like anything has been repeated. All of the photographs in this book (barring one) are from the style of Astrophotography called Landscape or Wide-Angle (the others are called Deep Space Astrophotography and Planetary Astrophotography).

In the Introduction, we get a brief explanation as to how to do astrophotography, along with what you are able to see in the night sky with the naked eye. As someone who has had an interest in Astrophotography for a long time, it is good to see that all the hours that I have spent online researching how to attempt Astrophotography myself have been summed up for any to give it a try.

Split into 5 different sections based off the different continents; Europe, North America, South America, Australasia, Asia Middle East and Far East, and Africa. Each section has a selection of stunning images that will

The perfect coffee table book for just about anyone.

5/5

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.

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