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We carry a range of locally produced astronomical publications and products.  We are also agents for AstroNZ, a range of high quality telescopes, binoculars and astronomical instruments.

  • Imaging the Southern Sky
    This book is not about imaging from the southern hemisphere, but rather about imaging those areas of the sky that lie south of the celestial equator. Many of the astronomical objects presented are also accessible to northern hemisphere imagers, including those in both the USA and Europe. 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 color image. This book also includes sections on both image capturing and processing techniques and so makes an ideal all-in-one introduction. Furthermore, because it contains an in-depth study of how to capture all the objects, many of which are rarely imaged by amateurs and professionals alike, it is also extremely useful for the more advanced imager
    Code: CHAD-Imaging
    NZ$70.00
  • Mt John - The first 50 years
    Mt John University Observatory is New Zealand’s only professional research observatory for optical astronomy. John Hearnshaw, a past director of the observatory, has delved into the observatory archives to write this engaging account of Mt John’s fascinating history. Alan Gilmore, the recently retired observatory superintendent, has added to this with his personal recollections, having worked at the observatory for more than 34 years.
    Code: 978-1-927145-62-3
    NZ$59.90
  • Naked Eye Wonders (4th Edition)
    A short guide to the Stars as seen from Aotearoa (New Zealand) with the naked eye. With over 5000 sold and now in it's 4th edition, this pocket guide by local amateur astronomer Paul Taylor is the most popular astronomy publication in New Zealand
    Code: NAKEYE
    NZ$12.00
  • Planets - The Definitive Visual Guide
    The Planets is an awe-inspiring and informative journey through the Solar System, with all-new 3D globes and models built using the latest data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer. You can even move in for a closer look with 3D terrain models that take you on a trip to the surfaces of the rocky planets.
    Code: DK-PLANETS
    NZ$49.90
  • Planisphere - Large
    Southern Hemisphere edition
    Code: PLANS-L
    NZ$30.00
  • Pocket sized edition of the Southern Hemisphere Planisphere.
    Code: PLANS-S
    NZ$20.00
  • Stars and Planets
    Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Stars and Planets is expertly written and packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and unique characteristics of our stars and planets. This guide will give you knowledge of the galaxy at your fingertips. With information on the tools and techniques you'll need to observe the night skies and a guide to all 88 constellations, Nature Guide Stars and Planets is the ideal identification guide to keep in your pocket.
    Code: DK-NGSP
    NZ$29.00
  • Turn left at Orion
    If you have a telescope and wondered what else to see after the Moon and Planets, this is the best book I've seen. Large-format eyepiece views, positioned side-by-side, show objects exactly as they are seen through a telescope.
    Code: B-TLAR
    NZ$59.90
  • Universe - The Definitive Visual Guide
    From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space.
    Code: DK-UNIVERSE
    NZ$70.00

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