Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System
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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/23/2008
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
|The star charts|
|Northern and southern hemisphere skies|
|Monthly skies throughout the year|
|The 88 constellations: Andromeda to Vulpecula|
|Stars and nebulae|
|Double and multiple stars|
|Milky Way, galaxies and the Universe|
|The Solar System|
|Eclipses of the Sun and Moon|
|Uranus, Neptune and beyond|
|Comets and meteors|
|Asteroids and meteorites|
|Astronomical instruments and observing|