National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky

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The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way), nebulae, astronomical bodies, objects, phenomena, and — yes — comets. Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens with 48 monthly sky charts of the northern sky and 88 constellation charts, each offering a detailed map of individual constellations. Essays on...

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Overview

The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way), nebulae, astronomical bodies, objects, phenomena, and — yes — comets. Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens with 48 monthly sky charts of the northern sky and 88 constellation charts, each offering a detailed map of individual constellations. Essays on the universe, the solar system, and constellations introduce the reader to the wonders of the sky.

A handbook for skygazers that combines the best in astrophotography with a unique system of beautiful and easy-to-read star charts. Designed to make it simple for the reader to find and identify every major natural celestial object visible throughout the year with up-to-the-minute research and clear, accessible text, charts, and cross-references. 410 illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679408529
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Series: Audubon Field Guide Series
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 185,352
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2000

    If you want information, here it is!!!!

    The sheer amount of information in this book may be overwhelming at first, but after even browsing through a few pages, you will learn a lot and crave for more. There are handy thumb-tabs on the side to help guide your way through this beauty. The photos are breathtaking and the background info on each of the constellations is superb. This is a must-buy for all astronomers, whether proffessional or amateur!!!!

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    must have for beginning astronomy

    I always carry this to show visitors for starwatches and Night Skies in the Observatory at the Franklin Instiute as a good beginning reference to the sky.

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