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New Atlas of the Stars: Constellations, Stars and Celestial Objects

New Atlas of the Stars: Constellations, Stars and Celestial Objects

by Axel Mellinger, Susanne Hoffman
     
 

The ultimate guide for stargazing, anywhere in the world

The scope of The New Atlas of the Stars is remarkably comprehensive. Astronomy buffs and skywatchers will find this abundantly illustrated reference book useful anywhere in the world.

Star charts depict the night sky, and this atlas is arranged so that one section of the sky is shown and

Overview

The ultimate guide for stargazing, anywhere in the world

The scope of The New Atlas of the Stars is remarkably comprehensive. Astronomy buffs and skywatchers will find this abundantly illustrated reference book useful anywhere in the world.

Star charts depict the night sky, and this atlas is arranged so that one section of the sky is shown and described on each double-page spread. The two polar regions have their own individual pages. There are 30 charts covering the whole sky, and each chart has a plastic overlay depicting the names of the important stars.

The first section of the book is a general overview of astronomy and includes:

  • Stars and constellations
  • Historical star charts
  • The motion of the heavens
  • Star trails
  • The Milky
    Way

The other three sections feature galaxies and constellations found in the Northern Hemisphere, Equatorial Region and Southern Hemisphere.

The final section covers the basics of astrophotography and digital imaging as well as practical and useful viewing tips.

The New Atlas of the Stars is the ultimate reference for the astronomer.

Editorial Reviews

Choice - R.C. Jackman
A colorful celestial atlas that will fascinate stargazers and amateur astronomers... Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels.
Booklist - Nancy Cannon
30 stunning color photographic star charts... The strength of the atlas is in the photographs... [they] reveal a complex array of magnificent stellar objects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554071029
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/03/2005
Edition description:
Hardcover w/Concealed Wire
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 13.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Axel Mellinger is one of the world's foremost astrophotographers.

Susanne M. Hoffman is a writer and lecturer specializing in astronomy.

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