Mini Fact Finder: Stars 2003-2006

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This pocket-sized guide to the heavens for amateur astronomers has been updated to forecast celestial events through the end of the year 2006. It presents star maps for each month of the year, detailed maps of major constellations, a four-year table of lunar phases, forecasts of solar and lunar eclipses, and dates when specific planets are visible. Supplementary material includes dramatic color photos of star formations and planets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764124433
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Series: Mini Fact Finders
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 3.56 (w) x 6.32 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Read This Before You Start 4
Introduction to Astronomy 5
Sun, Moon, and Earth 5
Viewing Eclipses--Safety First 8
From Mercury to Pluto 8
Cosmic Bolts of Light 10
The Stars: Points of Light in the Cosmos 10
The Constellations 11
The Ecliptic and the Zodiac 12
On the Frontiers of the Cosmos: The Milky Way and the Galaxies 13
Table of Planets and Stars 15
Using the Star Maps 16
What the Maps Show 16
How to Use the Maps 17
Where the Maps Apply 18
When the Maps Are Valid 18
The Planets 19
Star Map Series N I 21
Andromeda 34
Bootes and Corona Borealis 35
Ursa Major and Canes Venatici 36
Ursa Minor and Draco 37
Auriga 38
Leo 39
Perseus 40
Star Map Series N II 41
Aquila 54
Canis Major and Lepus 55
Virgo, Corvus, Libra 56
Cancer and Gemini 57
Orion and Canis Minor 58
Cygnus and Lyra 59
Aries and Taurus 60
Star Map Series S 61
Eridanus 74
Dorado 75
Crux and Centaurus 76
Carina and Musca 77
Hydrus and Tucana 78
Scorpius and Corona Australis 79
Table of Lunar Phases 80
Finding the Correct Star Map
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