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The Peterson First Guides: Astronomy is a great example of a star field guide astronomy book. It contains 24 maps of the stars (2 per month)and it shows beginning astronomers where to look for constellations in northern and southern skies. The astronomy field guide shows illustrations of the constellations in the larger sky and shows maps of the more popular and easy to see constellations individually. This astronomy book also covers a number of topics from the life cycle of stars to galaxies. Although today's telescopes have terrific astronomy software to help a beginning astronomer find any given constellation or astronomical object, using field guides like this is still a great way to introduce kids or beginning astronomers to the night sky.