Beginners' "Bests": Books etc.

Best All-Around Introductory Books

Best Set of Star Charts - Beginners

Best Beginning Observing Programs

Best Monthly Magazines

Super Astronomy Web Sites

The 5 absolute musts to support your astronomy enjoyment

  • A good light-gathering telescope on a solid/heavy mount or tripod.
  • A good reference book.
  • A Telrad type finder scope.
  • A red flashlight.
  • Star charts appropriate to the skill level.