Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System

ISBN-10: 0691135568

ISBN-13: 9780691135564

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

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Description: In this new edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most comprehensive and authoritative celestial field guide available. With superb color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page, and clear and engaging writing,Stars and Planetsis the most user-friendly and informative guide to the night sky. The product of more than twenty years' collaboration between one of the world's leading astronomy writers and the world's foremost celestial mapmaker, the newStars and Planetsfeatures a slightly larger (but still compact) size, a more spacious and attractive design, and much new material, including more information on galaxies and star types. Simply put,Stars and Planetsis indispensable. Don't leave home--at night--without it. Detailed charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres Data and notes on all bright stars and other objects of interest Detailed Moon maps and descriptions of the main lunar features Tips on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes, to suit any budget The only guide to provide annual planetary data as a downloadable Web resource

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Section I
Introduction
The star charts
Northern and southern hemisphere skies
Monthly skies throughout the year
The 88 constellations: Andromeda to Vulpecula
Section II
Stars and nebulae
Double and multiple stars
Variable stars
Milky Way, galaxies and the Universe
The Sun
The Solar System
The Moon
Moon maps
Eclipses of the Sun and Moon
Mercury
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus, Neptune and beyond
Comets and meteors
Asteroids and meteorites
Astronomical instruments and observing
Index
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