Night Sky Atlas: The Moon, Planets, Stars and Deep Sky Objects

Night Sky Atlas: The Moon, Planets, Stars and Deep Sky Objects

by Robin Scagell, Wil Tirion
     
 

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A star atlas that will assist beginners who wish to observe the moon, planets, stars and deep sky objects using binoculars and small telescopes.
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A star atlas that will assist beginners who wish to observe the moon, planets, stars and deep sky objects using binoculars and small telescopes.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
Concise introduction to the night sky suitable for the beginning stargazer... The text is clear and easy to read...Recommended.
— M.-K. Hemenway
E-Streams
The sky maps are very nice indeed... A very nice introduction to astronomy for beginners.
— Kathleen Weessies
Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Books of Not
Combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text. Sturdy binding makes it suitable for outdoor use.
The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
An ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers. This atlas combines clear, accurate star maps with reliable and informative text.
E-Streams - Kathleen Weessies
[Review for previous edition] The sky maps are very nice indeed, providing seven two-page spreads that show each section of the sky as a diagram of star locations and as a photograph of the same area. This is very helpful to the beginner... A very nice introduction to astronomy for beginners.
Choice - M.K. Hemenway
[Review for previous edition] A concise introduction to the night sky suitable for the beginning stargazer... The text is clear and easy to read... For beginning observers. Summing Up: Recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554070268
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
02/05/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Scagell is an author, consultant and broadcaster, and the vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. In 2007 he received the Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting, and in 2001 an asteroid was named after him. His other books include Stargazing with a Telescope and Stargazing with Binoculars.

Wil Tirion has been an uranographer (star-map maker) since 1977, when he created his first set of star maps, later published by the British Astronomical Association. He has since contributed maps to numerous books and atlases. He is a recipient of the Dr. J. van der Bilt Prize awarded to weather and astronomy amateurs and in 1993 the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him.

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