Constellation Guidebook

Constellation Guidebook

by Antonin Rukl
     
 

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Chock-full of glorious photographs, charts, and maps--with images on virtually every spread--this ultimate celestial guidebook answers all beginners' questions. Locate every constellation and star grouping; use the meridian to establish when each constellation will appear in your area; and know visual cues for recognizing the planets. The dazzling pictorial section

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Chock-full of glorious photographs, charts, and maps--with images on virtually every spread--this ultimate celestial guidebook answers all beginners' questions. Locate every constellation and star grouping; use the meridian to establish when each constellation will appear in your area; and know visual cues for recognizing the planets. The dazzling pictorial section points out and defines all the deep-space objects: stars of various types; our own galaxy, the Milky Way; clusters and nebulae. Search through star, constellation, and orientation maps; distinguish visible radiation and see how our atmosphere limits and distorts our view. 224 pages (all in color), 6 7/8 x 8 1/4. NEW IN PAPERBACK.

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Blends star lore with brief explanations of stellar distances, coordinates, temperatures and luminosity, novae and supernovae, and deep space objects. Entries for each constellation include a chart indicating magnitudes, variable stars, double and multiple stars, galaxies, nebulae, and clusters; a small celestial sphere highlighting the constellation's position; a brief description of interesting points within the constellation's boundaries; and impressive photographs of deep space objects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806939797
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.57(d)

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