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Montana Starwatch
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Montana Starwatch

by Mike Lynch
 

Written in a folksy, down-to-earth style, this user-friendly guide to the night sky is designed for beginner and intermediate stargazers ages twelve and up. It begins with chapters explaining the stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies-and what readers can expect to see from their own backyards with a modicum of equipment. Montana StarWatch then examines the

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Written in a folksy, down-to-earth style, this user-friendly guide to the night sky is designed for beginner and intermediate stargazers ages twelve and up. It begins with chapters explaining the stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies-and what readers can expect to see from their own backyards with a modicum of equipment. Montana StarWatch then examines the major constellations, offering updated tales of the mythology surrounding them and detailing their seasonal movement in the sky. Later chapters delve into the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, planets, and "celestial extras" such as comets, meteor showers, and aurora borealis. The final chapter provides advice on purchasing a telescope and other stargazing equipment. Appendices include monthly star maps for Montana's northern latitude, a local resource guide, and a list of Montana's brightest stars.

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This guide to the night skies contains detailed seasonal constellation charts to identify the main stars, star clusters, nebulae, and other galaxies visible in Montana. The book enables sky watchers ages 12 and up to learn about the moon; solar and lunar eclipses; other planets; comets; meteor showers; and the aurora borealis. Also included is a planet locator good through 2015.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896587328
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
StarWatch Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Minnesota native Mike Lynch has been a broadcast meteorologist with WCCO Radio in Minneapolis for over 25 years. Also an astronomy enthusiast, Mike is the author of Mike Lynch’s Minnesota StarWatch, published by Voyageur Press in 2004, and a stargazing columnist for the St Paul Pioneer Press. Mike and his wife, Kathy, live in Eagan.

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