Astronomy for Dummies
by Stephen Maran
From asteroids to black holes, from quasars to white dwarfs, "Astronomy For Dummies" takes backyard stargazers on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring star maps, charts, gorgeous full-color photographs, and easy-to-follow explanations, this fact-filled guide gives readers a leg up on the basic principles of astronomy and shows how to get the most out of binoculars, telescopes, planetarium visits, and other fun astronomical activities.
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time
by David H. DeVorkin
This book includes the history of the Hubble telescope, information about the planets and stars viewed through it, and more than 200 of the most spectacular images it has taken during its lifetime.
by David Malin
Amateur astronomers will appreciate these glamorous, large format photos taken from the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Each photo is accompanied by a brief description of its subject's history and physical characteristics.