Collins Atlas of the Night Sky

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"Collins Atlas of the Night Sky covers everything that is visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres, and is suitable for amateur and experienced astronomers alike." The whole of the sky is covered in a series of star maps, illustrated to a revealing magnitude of 6.5, with accompanying text detailing everything that can be seen. Each of the 88 constellations is illustrated with charts to a magnitude of 7.5, that have been specially commissioned for this project, making use to the latest data available. There is also planetary
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Overview

"Collins Atlas of the Night Sky covers everything that is visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres, and is suitable for amateur and experienced astronomers alike." The whole of the sky is covered in a series of star maps, illustrated to a revealing magnitude of 6.5, with accompanying text detailing everything that can be seen. Each of the 88 constellations is illustrated with charts to a magnitude of 7.5, that have been specially commissioned for this project, making use to the latest data available. There is also planetary information for the next five years, and details of where in the sky the major planets can be seen, and at what time.
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This large-format atlas, published in collaboration with the Smithsonian, covers the entire night sky-all 88 constellations-using a series of charts specifically commissioned for the project and making use of the latest data available. Written by Dunlop (fellow, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Meteorological Society; How To Identify the Night Sky) and illustrated by uranographer Tirion and lunar cartographer Rukl (Atlas of the Moon), it features comprehensive and original moon maps, charts of the planets that show their positions in the sky through 2010, and a short section on observing solar system objects that covers such topics as date and time conventions, motion of the moon and planets, and minor bodies (asteroids, comets, and meteors). There are two separate indexes: one for lunar features, the other for constellations. Two pages of current monographs, CD-ROMs, journals, societies, software, organizations, and Internet sources are included. Bottom Line Unlike Serge Brunier's The Great Atlas of the Stars, which is a fine atlas for novice skywatchers, the Collins Atlas contains few color photographs. This edition is best suited to serious amateur astronomers, though very little information outside of the charts and maps is likely to be new to them. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.-Denise Dayton, Jaffrey Grade Sch., NH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060818913
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Edition description: First U. S. Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,309,317
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Star charts 12
Constellations 52
Observing the moon 156
Lunar maps 160
Observing solar system objects 198
Planetary information 206
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