Cambridge Pocket Star Atlas

Cambridge Pocket Star Atlas

by John Cox
     
 
This guide charts the positions of over 1,000 stars and celestial objects, arrayed in easy-to-read maps. It includes a detailed introduction to stargazing, with explanations of the celestial sphere, coordinates, time, star names and other basic concepts. The author catalogs a list of eclipses of the sun and moon through the year 2012, and also supplies a complete list

Overview

This guide charts the positions of over 1,000 stars and celestial objects, arrayed in easy-to-read maps. It includes a detailed introduction to stargazing, with explanations of the celestial sphere, coordinates, time, star names and other basic concepts. The author catalogs a list of eclipses of the sun and moon through the year 2012, and also supplies a complete list of constellation names and symbols. Fourteen color maps show both polar and equatorial projections of the sky. With additional data on the location of variable stars, the brightest stars, and clusters, this book is worth taking on your next nighttime sojourn across the sky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589925
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/13/1996
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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