Books by Philip S. Harrington

 

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Astronomy For All Ages


Cosmic Challenge


The Deep Sky: An Introduction


Eclipse!


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe


The Space Shuttle


Star Ware, 4th edition


Star Watch


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars

 

 

Bibliography: Philip S. Harrington

 

Index:

Astronomy magazine Astronomy Now magazine Cloudynights.com Deep Sky magazine Gorp.com Griffith Observer magazine Sky & Telescope magazine Books

 

Articles published in major astronomical periodicals

Jun 1988

Seeing Double

Jul 1989

Ten Best Double Stars

Jul 1990

Scanning the Scutum Star Cloud

Dec 1990

Challenging Winter Nebulae

Feb 1991

Exploring Open Clusters in Canis Major 

Jul 1991

Journey to the Center of the Galaxy

Sep 1992

Hunting Down the Helix

Mar 1994

Running a Celestial Marathon

Jun 1994

Tracking Down a Quasar

Jun 1998

Getting to the Focal Point

Aug 1998

Film Noir, Pixel Perfect

Explore the Universe 1999

The Scoop on Scopes

Mar 1999

Test Report: Celestar 8

Apr 1999

Mars 1999

Oct 1999

Falling for Jupiter and Saturn

Explore the Universe 2000

Telescopes 2000

Dec 1999

Shoot the Moon in Shadow

Jan 2000

The Sunny Side of Stargazing

Apr 2000

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Paired Vixens (Test Report: Vixen 125-mm zoom binoculars)

Into the Realm of Galaxies

Aug 2000

Gimme Shelter (Test Report: portable observatories) 

Sep 2000

Goin' Steady (Test Report: binocular mounts) 

Explore the Universe 2001

Astronomical Accessories 2001

Apr 2001

Here Comes the Sun (Test Report: solar filters) 

Jun 2001

Everything You Need to Know About Binoculars  

Sep 2001

Who Let the Dobs Out (Test Report: 12.5-inch Discovery Truss Design and 15-inch Obsession Newtonian reflectors)

Explore the Universe 2002

Fifty First-Time Telescopes (That are Sure to Please)

Oct 2001

The Next Generation (Test Report: JMI NGT 6 reflector)

Nov 2001

The Simpler...The Better (Test Report: Tele Vue TV102 refractor)

Mar 2002

Messier Marathon: Ready, Set, Go

May 2002

Russian-Made Telescopes (Test Report: LOMO Maksutovs)

Jun 2002

A Happy Medium (Test Report: Celestron G-9.25)

Jul 2002

Two for One Messier Viewing

Astronomy 101: Cleaning Optics

Aug 2002

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Back to Basics with Binoculars

Astronomy 101: Collimating a Newtonian reflector

Oct 2002

Refractor Road Test (Test Report: Four 80-90mm refractors)

Explore the Universe 2003

Fifty Nifty Telescopes

Nov 2002

Beginner Telescopes (Test report: Three 4.5-inch reflectors)

Jan 2003

Going Global (Test report: Celestron NexStar 8 GPS)

Mar 2003 Star-test Your Telescope

Apr 2003

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All-in-One Filter (Test report: Sirius Optics VFS-1.25 filter)

Two Eyes on the Sky (Test report: Giant binoculars)

May 2003 { Eclipses and Transits
High-power Twin Optics (Test report: 100-mm binoculars)
Aug 2003 Filtering the Sky
Oct 2003 Off-axis Vision (Test report: DGM OA-3.6ATS reflector)
Explore the Universe 2004 Top 25 Products
Jan 2004 Orionís StarBlast (Test report: Orion StarBlast reflector)
Feb 2004 JMIís RB-66 binoscope (Test report: JMI RB-66 binocular telescope)
Mar 2004 TAL's 150K and 200K (Test report: TAL 150K and 200K Kletzsov-Cassegrain telescopes)
Apr 2004 Choosing a star atlas
May 2004 Orion's Atlas 8 (Test report: Orion Atlas 8 reflector)
Jun 2004

Challenge Objects: Summer 2004 (Astronomy.com)

Aug 2004 Celestron's Advanced Series telescopes (Test report: Celestron C8N-GT and C8S-GT)
Sep 2004 Challenge Objects: Autumn 2004 (Astronomy.com)
Dec 2004 Challenge Objects: Winter 2004-2005 (Astronomy.com)
Feb 2005 Backpack this Scope (Test report: Celestron Explorascope)
Mar 2005 Challenge Objects: Spring 2005 (Astronomy.com)
Apr 2005 Binoculars Under $100 (Test report: inexpensive 10x50 binoculars)
Jun 2005 Binocular Universe: Star clusters heat up
Jun 2005 Challenge objects: Summer 2005 (Astronomy.com)
Jul 2005 Binocular Universe: A tail's tale

Aug 2005

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Secret Weapons (Test report: Nebula/Light Pollution Reduction filters)

Binocular Universe: I'm a little teapot...

Sep 2005 Binocular Universe: Open a star window
Sep 2005 Challenge objects: Autumn 2005 (Astronomy.com)
Oct 2005 Binocular Universe: The Swan delights
Nov 2005

Bringing the stars down to Earth

Binocular Universe: Connect the dots

Dec 2005 Binocular Universe: A visitorís guide to the Andromeda Galaxy
Dec 2005 Challenge objects: Winter 2005-2006 (Astronomy.com)
Jan 2006 Binocular Universe: A hero for the ages
Feb 2006 Binocular Universe: Meet the hunter
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Binocular Universe: Visit the Charioteer

Have lens, will travel (Test report: Two 80-mm refractors)

Mar 2006 Challenge objects: Spring 2006 (Astronomy.com)
Apr 2006 Binocular Universe: Two crabby clusters
May 2006 Binocular Universe: Big Dipper; part one
Jun 2006 Binocular Universe: Big Dipper, part two
Jul 2006 Binocular Universe: It's Superman!
Aug 2006 Binocular Universe: My favorite month
Sep 2006 Binocular Universe: Target the arrow
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Binocular Universe: Meet Mr. October

Head of the glass (Test report: Stellarvue SV4 refractor)
Nov 2006 Binocular Universe: Entertain the Queen
Dec 2006 Binocular Universe: A Celestial Bull Ride
Dec 2006 Urban skies (4-part series available on Astronomy.com only)
Jan 2007 Binocular Universe: Cascading down the Giraffe's neck
Feb 2007 Binocular Universe: The hunter becomes the hunted

Mar 2007

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Binocular Universe: The skyís "Best in show"

Attend an Internet star party

Celestron's new Schmidt-Cassegrain (Test report: Celestron C6-SGT)

Apr 2007

Binocular Universe: The Lion's Roar

Orion's new 4-inch powerhouse (Test report: Orion Sirius 100ED refractor)

May 2007 Binocular Universe: Gone to the Dogs
Jun 2007 Binocular Universe: Apollo Landing Sites
Jul 2007 Binocular Universe: Here's what the doctor ordered
Aug 2007 Binocular Universe: Time for Tea
Sep 2007 Binocular Universe: Strum the Harp
Oct 2007 Binocular Universe: Spying the sky's wet quarter
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Binocular Universe: The sky's Triangle

Astrolight reflectors offer quality optics (Test report: Parks AZ6 and AZ8 reflectors)

Dec 2007 {

Binocular Universe: Winterís swarming fireflies

The Skypod mount performs superbly (Test report: Vixen VMC100L & Skypod mount)

Jan 2008 Binocular Universe: Tour two more clusters in Taurus
Feb 2008 Binocular Universe: Meet the colorful Gemini twins
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Binocular Universe: A small tour of the Big Dog

Orion's new binocular telescope tested (Test report: Vixen VMC100L & Skypod mount)

Apr 2008 Binocular Universe: Get a head start on the Hydra
May 2008 Binocular Universe: Peruse the Water Snakeís other half
Jun 2008 Binocular Universe: Observing artificial satellites
Jul 2008 Binocular Universe: The Antares gang
Aug 2008 Binocular Universe: Observing a Messier line-up
Sep 2008 Binocular Universe: The Cygnus Arm flexes its muscle

Oct 2008

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Binocular Universe: Cepheus' fall delights

Astronomy's guide to Go-to telescopes

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Binocular Universe: Calling on Cassiopeia

Vixen's giant binoculars among largest sold

Dec 2008 Binocular Universe: It's a Wonderful Star
Jan 2009 Binocular Universe: Follow the Charioteer
Feb 2009 Binocular Universe: The Winter Triangle
Mar 2009 Binocular Universe: Messier Madness
Apr 2009 Binocular Universe: Comb through Coma Berenices

May 2009

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Binocular Universe: Survey the Southern Sky

25 Top Telescopes for Starry Nights

July 2009 Explore planetary nebulae in Cygnus
Aug 2009 Orion's truss-tube scope offers power and portability (Test report: Orion SkyQuest XX12)
Mar 2010 Astro-Tech's AT6RC offers great imaging on a budget (Test report: Astro-Tech AT6RC Cassegrain)
Apr 2010 Meade's LightSwitch technology makes observing a snap (Test report: Meade LS-6 ACF)
May 2010 10 Top Summer Binocular Treats
Aug 2010 Challenge Yourself with the Palomar Globular Clusters
Sep 2010 Astronomy's First Annual Star Products
Oct 2010 10 Top Autumn Binocular Treats
Jan 2011 10 Top Winter Binocular Treats
Mar 2011 Farpoint's Small Refracting Telescope Delivers Big Results
Apr 2011 {

10 Top Spring Binocular Treats

Zhumellís 25x100 Binoculars Capture Lots of Light

Jun 2011

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10 Great Summer Binocular Sights

Meet the PowerNewt

Sep 2011 Astronomy's Second Annual Star Products
Feb 2012 10 Great Winter Binocular Sights
May 2012 10 Great Spring Binocular Sights
Jul 2012 13 Great Summer Binocular Sights
Sep 2012 Astronomy's Third Annual Star Products
May 2013 Explore 11 Spring Binocular Gems
Jul 2013 Astronomy Tests Oberwerk's 45į 70mm Binocular Telescope
Sep 2013 Astronomy's Fourth Annual Star Products
Oct 2013 10 Great Autumn Binocular Sights
Dec 2013 11 Top Winter Binocular Gems
Mar 2014 Explore the Virgo Cluster through Binoculars
Jun 2014 Testing Sky-Watcher USA's New Refractor
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Astronomy tests Celestron's StarSense

12 Sweet Summer Bino Treats

Sep 2014 Astronomy's Fifth Annual Star Products
Oct 2014 Tour 10 Autumn Binocular Highlights
Jan 2015 10 Top Winter Binocular Treats
Feb 2015 iOptron's CEM60 Mount Tested
Aug 2015 Tour 10 Fall Binocular Treats
Aug 2015 Blog: Phil Harrington reports from Stellafane
Sep 2015 Astronomy's Sixth Annual Star Products
Jan 2016 Holiday Gift-Giver's Guide
Feb 2016 11 Top Winter Binocular Treats
May 2016 10 Tempting Spring Binocular Targets
Jul 2016 Binocular Universe: Exploring Hercules
Aug 2016 Binocular Universe: Treasures of Sagittarius
Sep 2016 Binocular Universe: Lyra's Summer Bino Treats
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Astronomy's Seventh Annual Star Products

Binocular Universe: Gems in Cygnus

Nov 2016 Binocular Universe: Exploring Pegasus
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Binocular Universe: Going Deep for Andromeda

How to Observe Colorful Open Clusters

Putting iOptron's New Mount to the Test

Jan 2017 {

Binocular Universe: Target Open Clusters

Finding Patterns in the Sky

Feb 2017 Binocular Universe: Orion's Sword
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Binocular Universe: The Star Clusters of Puppis

How to Care for Your Telescope

Sky-Watcher USA's New Compound Scope

May 2017 Binocular Universe: Deep-sky Objects in Cancer

       Feb 1998

Photos in Eclipse

Mar 1999

Choosing Binoculars 

  • Cloudynights.com

Binocular Universe

Jun 2009

Binocular Universe: The Heart of the Scorpion

Jul 2009

Binocular Universe: A Month of Luna-See

Aug 2009

Binocular Universe: A Clearing in the Clouds

Sep 2009

Binocular Universe: The Coathanger

Oct 2009

Binocular Universe: Bikini Bottom

Nov 2009

Binocular Universe: The Double Cluster and Friends

Dec 2009

Binocular Universe: Subaru

Jan 2010

Binocular Universe: Hitting Below the Belt

Feb 2010

Binocular Universe: Tales of the Unicorn

Mar 2010

Binocular Universe: A Dynamic Universe

Apr 2010

Binocular Universe: Hydra's Head

May 2010

Binocular Universe: Berenice's Hair

Jun 2010

Binocular Universe: Two Late Spring Globular Clusters

Jul 2010

Binocular Universe: A Pair of Stingingly Beautiful Clusters

Aug 2010

Binocular Universe: Surfing Serpens

Sep 2010

Binocular Universe: Sly Fox

Oct 2010

Binocular Universe: The Swan and the Lizard

Nov 2010

Binocular Universe: Hail to the Queen

Dec 2010

Binocular Universe: You're My Hero!

Jan 2011

Binocular Universe: Oh, Bull!

Feb 2011

Binocular Universe: Mission: Impossible

Mar 2011

Binocular Universe: Putting Our Best Foot Forward

Apr 2011

Binocular Universe: A Galactic Dynamic Duo

May 2011

Binocular Universe: Curving to Corvus

Jun 2011

Binocular Universe: Jack and Jill

Jul 2011

Binocular Universe: The Table of Scorpius

Aug 2011

Binocular Universe: A Spot of Celestial Tea

Sep 2011

Binocular Universe: Summer's Swan Song

Oct 2011

Binocular Universe: A Trio of Autumn Globulars

Nov 2011

Binocular Universe: Some Royal Clusters

Dec 2011

Binocular Universe: Southern Treasures

Jan 2012

Binocular Universe: More Bull!

Feb 2012

Binocular Universe: Aurigan Treasures

Mar 2012

Binocular Universe: Hereís the Poop

Apr 2012

Binocular Universe: The Lion's Den

May 2012

Binocular Universe: Bear Facts and Dog Duty

Jun 2012

Binocular Universe: Some Lunar Lakes, Bays, and Marshes

Jul 2012

Binocular Universe: Hero of Song and Story

Aug 2012

Binocular Universe: The 13th Sign

Sep 2012

Binocular Universe: Sagittarian Secrets

Oct 2012

Binocular Universe: Lyre, Lyre

Nov 2012

Binocular Universe: Next Stop: Andromeda

Dec 2012

Binocular Universe: Lamplighter

Jan 2013

Binocular Universe: Orion's Arm

Feb 2013

Binocular Universe: The Winter Triangle

Mar 2013

Binocular Universe: Northern Exposure

Apr 2013

Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek

May 2013

Binocular Universe: Songs of the Deep South

Jun 2013

Binocular Universe: Some Crown Jewels

Jul 2013

Binocular Universe: The Eagle Has Landed

Aug 2013

Binocular Universe: Taking Aim at the Archer

Sep 2013

Binocular Universe: The Night of the Dolphin

Oct 2013

Binocular Universe: Horsing Around

Nov 2013

Binocular Universe: A Whale of a Tail

Dec 2013

Binocular Universe: Connect the Dots

Jan 2014

Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove

Feb 2014

Binocular Universe: More Poop

Mar 2014

Binocular Universe: Messier Madness
Apr 2014 Binocular Universe: A Few Hairy Objects
May 2014 Binocular Universe: Balancing Act
Jun 2014 Binocular Universe: Pareidolic Pandemonium
Jul 2014 Binocular Universe: Barlow Bobís Star
Aug 2014 Binocular Universe: For the Birds
Sep 2014 Binocular Universe: Flying High
Oct 2014 Binocular Universe: Double Duty
Nov 2014 Binocular Universe: Trumpler's Triangle
Dec 2014 Binocular Universe: California Dreamin'
Jan 2015 Binocular Universe: Happy New Year
Feb 2015 Binocular Universe: Going to the Dogs
Mar 2015 Binocular Universe: All Pooped Out
Apr 2015 Binocular Universe: The Kings Meet
May 2015 Binocular Universe: Project Moonwatch 2015
Jun 2015 Binocular Universe: Letís Go Fly a Kite
Jul 2015 Binocular Universe: Once in a Blue Moon
Aug 2015 Binocular Universe: Tea Time
Sep 2015 Binocular Universe: Houston's Triangle
Oct 2015 Binocular Universe: Gone Fishin'
Nov 2015 Binocular Universe: Out of the Frying Pan and into the...
Dec 2015 Binocular Universe: Hunting Big Game!
Jan 2016 Binocular Universe: Backyard Evolution
Feb 2016 Binocular Universe: South for the Winter
Mar 2016 Binocular Universe: North for the Spring
Apr 2016 Binocular Universe: Into the Realm
May 2016 Binocular Universe: The Wonderful Universe of Color
Jun 2016 Binocular Universe: So Long, and Thanks for the Fish

Cosmic Challenge

Jul 2016 Cosmic Challenge: Galaxies Around M13
Aug 2016 Cosmic Challenge: NGC 6803 and NGC 6804
Sep 2016 Cosmic Challenge: NGC 6886 and NGC 6905
Oct 2016 Cosmic Challenge: Pease 1
Nov 2016 Cosmic Challenge: IC 5146 and B168
Dec 2016 Cosmic Challenge: Globular Clusters in the Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Jan 2017 Cosmic Challenge: Barnard's Loop
Feb 2017 Cosmic Challenge: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Mar 2017 Cosmic Challenge: Jonckheere 900
Apr 2017 Cosmic Challenge: Leo I

 

 

       Summer 1983

Looking to the Center of the Galaxy

Winter 1983

Night of the Hunter

Summer 1984

Summertimeís Swan Song

Summer 1985

Secrets of the Summer Sky

Winter 1985

Deep-Sky Objects in Auriga and Gemini

Spring 1986

On the Trail of Halley

Winter 1986

Sailing Aboard the Argo Navis

Winter 1987

Treasures of the Unicorn

Summer 1988

Deep-Sky Wonders in Ophiuchus, Serpens, and Scutum 

Winter 1988

Taking the Bull by the Horns in Taurus

Winter 1990

The Missing Lynx

Spring 1989 through

Winter 1991

Column: Challenge Objects

          Jun 1989 

The Story of Stellafane 

Current

Night Sky Roundup - A Year of Stargazing

  • Sky & Telescope magazine

Jan 1985

A Messier Marathon

Aug 1986

Observerís Guide to Globular Clusters -I

Sep 1986

Observerís Guide to Globular Clusters -II

Mar 1987

Book Review: Amateur Astronomerís Catalog of 500 Deep-Sky Objects

Jan 1988

Exploring the Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Sep 1988

Searching for Stephanís Quintet

Apr 1989

A Bowlful of Galaxies

Jul 1989

Book Review: Guide to Amateur Astronomy

Oct 1989

Observerís Guide to Diffuse Nebulae - I

Apr 1990

Book Review: Deep Space Field Plan

Jul 1990

Observerís Guide to Diffuse Nebulae - II

Apr 1991

Observerís Guide to Diffuse Nebulae - III

Aug 1991

Observerís Guide to Dark Nebulae

Nov 1991

Book Review: Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky

Feb 1992

South for the Winter

Apr 1992

Observerís Guide to Open Clusters - I

Jul 1992

Observerís Guide to Open Clusters - II

Jan 1993

Binocular Star-Hop in Orion

Jun 1993

A Star-Hop in the Dipperís Bowl

Oct 1993

Observerís Guide to Galaxies - I

Mar 1994

Observerís Guide to Galaxies - II

Jul 1994

Observerís Guide to Galaxies - III

Jul 1995

Test Report: Nebula Filters for Light-Polluted Skies

     Mar 1994 through Sep 1997

Column: Binocular Highlights

          May 1998

My Favorite Asterisms


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