Nightwatch has been acclaimed as the best ggeneral interest introduction to astronomy. It includes star charts for use in the southern hemisphere, cherished by backyard astronomers. There are also dozens of new photographs throughout the book that show the latest thrilling discoveries made by current space observatories and probes. In addition, the photography section includes how-to instructions for using the new generation of digital cameras for astronomical photography, both with and without a telescope. The tables of future solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions and planet locations is updated through 2025.