Night Sky

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The first true beginner's guide to astronomy, Night Sky provides an introduction to the subject that is both colorful and accessible. Containing all the information you need to be able to recognize each constellation, this is the ideal companion to help you understand the night sky and discover more about it.

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Overview

The first true beginner's guide to astronomy, Night Sky provides an introduction to the subject that is both colorful and accessible. Containing all the information you need to be able to recognize each constellation, this is the ideal companion to help you understand the night sky and discover more about it.

  • Everything featured is visible with binoculars or the naked eye
  • Illustrates and describes comets, meteors, eclipses, and other lights in the sky
  • Includes information on the changing positions of the planets over the next five years
  • Detailed descriptions of individual constellations, each with a chart

Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history, science, and art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060849856
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Series: Collins Wild Guide
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 785,036
  • Product dimensions: 3.90 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

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    I got this book just before a cross country trip in 2006. I used it on the trip and at the time it was way over my head. I was just learing about the constellations. We have subsequently moved to Maui and I have been reading this book almost every night. Slowly I got used to the presentation and the material began to sink in. The sky here is very bright and stars seem to be at an arm's reach. Now I have a 70mm scope and I've been using the book to help me prepare for nightly star sightings. It is truely a fantastic reference guide. I find stellar objects in the book, look them up on line and prepare a log for an evening's session. Without this book I would have to spend hours surfing on the internet. The only drawback is that it's written for mid 50's latitude. I live at the 21st parallel. I'm still going to buy the up-dated version for the planetary positions charts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    StormClan's Bios

    Here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    EagleShard Bio

    Name-grr...(())Age-10 moons(())Description-Thick furred grey tom with a shaded to white head with darker grey tabby lines and blue eyes(())Mate/kits/crush- none yet (()) Signature- &zeta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Olivestar bio

    Name-Olivestar age-12 moons gender-female desceiprion- brightyellow fur with white paws. One blue eye and one red eye. Personality-funny nice caring honest athletic and bouncy skills-hunting gathering training medical teatment training fighting nursing at nursey. History-only kit born to whitepaw of bloodclan. She was killed and i as thrown out at 3 moons old. Survived on my own from then. I would love to be deputy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Fernstorm

    Name-Fernstorm Rank-Hopes to be deputy but is fine with being a warrior. Age-19 moons Description- A tortiseshell she with specks of red and brown with gold eyes. History-just ask Kin-Goldenscar, Treestorm, and Bumblekey Personality-Kind and loving will defend her clan with her life. Mate/Crush/Kits-Dead/no/Honeykit: a golden she kit with blue eyes and Stormkit: a grey tom with hasel eyes (both need rpers) Other: just ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Hazelcloud

    Name - Hazelcloud
    Age - 18 moons
    Gender - She-cat
    Description - A light grey tabby with warm amber eyes.
    History - Ask her!
    Kin - They're not her favorite people, so to speak
    Mate - Nope
    Crush - Nada
    Kits - Nah
    Personality - Bubbly, sweet, adventurous, can be hostile towards new faces, and does have a super quiet and shy side
    Rank - Warrior
    Other - She likes to listen to other people tell stories and being around others, also has a special intrest in stars.
    ~Anything else just ask!~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Flameshadow bio

    •Flameshadow• age-25 moons. Gender- tom. Appearance- a black tom with orange eyes. One grey paw. History- in the making. Personality- find out for urself. Other- nom nom nom. Crush- lalalala. Mate- falalala lala la la.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Hawkclaws bio

    Large golden tom with blue eyes kind but shy can be agressive at times mate none crush yes kits none

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    DRAGONWING's Bi<_>&sigma

    Name: Look up. Age: 21 moons. Gender: &male<_>. Looks: Golden fur with white belly and paws, white -tipped tail, deep green eyes, jade earring. Personality: Kind, loving, romantic, protecitve and loyal. Rank: Applying for deputy. Crush: Can't say. Mate: Nope. Kits: Nada. History: Born, grew up, came here. Other: Ask me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Swiftclaw bio

    Name•Swiftclaw. Age•23 moons. Appearance•a tall and long limbed silver tom with one white front right paw and soft blue eyes. Mate orcrush•none/figure it out. History•his family went missing while they lived in HorseClan and he left that clan bc he felt very ignored. Its actually a real awesoe clan...if u have friends or a high position. Other•get to know him :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Leopardshade

    Name: Leopardshade/Age: 13 moons old/Gender: &female/History: not telling/Personality: easy to anger, and otherwise acts like a leopard/Looks: Golden with black spots. Amber eyes/Crush: none, but wants a mate/Other: ask me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Silverkit

    Gender: she-cat
    Age: 2 moons
    Crush: darkkit
    Personality: stubborn but unsure of what to do or say, her mother abandoned her, but she strives to become a med-cat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Tigerfang

    Name. Up. Gender. Tom. Age..... . Description. Nimble black tom with cream stripes. Blue green eyes. Personality. Adventourous quick risky and lovein caring. Kin. Bloodpelt. Dad. Blackspot. Mom. Grousetooth and Fernpelt. Bros. Cornykelt. Sis. Theme Song. Viva La Vida by Coldplay. Siggy."Tigerfang"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Flametooth Bio

    Name FUS RO DAH flametooth|Gender:male|Appereance: flame colored pelt with a black slash on his face with knowig blue eyes|Rank:Warrior|Apprentice:none|Goals:To become deputy|Likes hunting hanging out training border patrol and battles(when bored)|Dislikes: being bored|History:Just ask|Crush: *cough*Mistleaf*cough*|Mate:none so move out the way|Kits: none|Known kin: Aqua(blueish shecat sister) Terra(dark brown tom brother

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Skyheart and co. bios

    NAME: Skyheart GENDER: shecat LOOKS: small build, silver fur, blue eyes PERSONALITY: friendly, loyal, forgiving MATE: DeepWater CRUSH: DeepWater KITS: Darkkit, Snowkit, Ashkit, Starrykit RANK: queen APPRENTICE: none ///// NAME: Mistleaf GENDER: shecat LOOKS: black fur, misty green eyes, no claws PERSONALITY: kind, patient, shy MATE: not allowed but wants CRUSH: Flametooth KITS: same as mate RANK: medicene cat APPRENTICE: Brokenpaw ///// NAME: Darkkit GENDER: tom LOOKS: black fur, brown eyes, strong build PERSONALITY: cheerful, protective, nice PARENTS: DeepWater and Skyheart SIBLINGS: Snowkit, Ashkit, Starrykit RANK: kit ///// NAME: Starrykit GENDER: shecat LOOKS: black fur with white speckles, blue eyes PERSONALITY: kin, curious, playful PARENTS: DeepWater and Skyheart SIBLINGS: Darkkit, Snowkit, Ashkit RANK: kit /////////// SIGGY: &#10023SMDS&#10023 THEME SONG: Who Says by Selena Gomez

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    RoyalHeart

    &hearts NAME Royalheart <p>AGE 18 moons <p>GENDER &female <p>RANK warrior <p>DESC a slender white shecat with ginger spots scattered on her pelt. One side of her face is white the other is ginger. She has friendly green eyes and a graceful figure. <p>PERS though her name is Royalheart it sounds as if she is royalty and does what she pleases. But no Royalheart is quite the opposite. She is a quite shecat with a gentle nature and a kind heart. She is respectful and polite and helps with anything that shes needed in. At times she is lonely and seen sitting by herself due to her being shy in new places. <p>KIN she has a sister named Scarletstone and a brther named Oakbranch<p> KITS none <p>CRUSH none <p>MATE unfortunately no <p>PAST ask and she may tell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    ~FrostBite and Co. UPDATED ~

    &star FrostBite &star
    <br> Gender- she-cat
    <br> Rank- warrior
    <br> Looks- As her name offers, her pelt seems a typical white, but it isn't. Her paws, ear tips, and tail tip are tinted a soft blue, like frost creeping over her. Her eyes are a protecitve, and loyal green.
    <br> Personality- gentle, kind, protective, loyal, playful, attentive, calm, agile, swift
    <br> Crush/Ma<_>te- LappingSnow
    <br> Kits- Robinpaw, Bearpaw, Titanpaw, Tinypaw, and DeepWater
    <br> Other- had a de<_>ad ma<_>te named JackelTooth. Apprentice- none
    <p> &star FireFrost &star
    <br> Gender- she-cat
    <br> Rank- young warrior
    <br> Looks- She has a ginger pelt to give her the 'fire' part of her name. To get the 'frost', her paws looks at if a black frost is taking over her body. Her eyes are a reballious amber with a touch of bubbly blue.
    <br> Personality- adventerous, humorous, sweet, caring, cunning, tricky, witty, smart
    <br> Crush- JetFur
    <br> Kits- *longing sigh*
    <br> Other- FrostBite is her twin
    <p> &star DeepWater &star
    <br> Gender- tom
    <br> Rank- new warrior
    <br> Looks- Deep is very hansome in a rugged, muscular way. He has a dark roan blue pelt that snihes black in the light. His eyes shine a blazing amber and all his weight is pure muscule.
    <br> Personality- quiet around strangers, gentle around SkyHeart, cunning, fierce, swuft, and has been raised to have no cry for mercy
    <br> Crush- SkyHeart
    <br> Kits- if SkyHeart accepts......
    <br> Other- he personally doesn't like TigerFang for hitting on Sky. Yes, he is VERY protective of SkyHeart
    <p> &star BobcatClaw &star
    <br> Gender- tom
    <br> Rank- warrior
    <br> Looks- from ancestry, he is very large. He has the bobcat's dusty tan pelt but a cat's ominous grey eyes. His tail is like a bobcats, just a stub of one.
    <br> Personality- despite is large body, he is suprisingly gentle around kits, but is swift to kill with extra bobcat power and muscule
    <br> Crush- impress!
    <br> Other- Father is a bobcat named Legend
    <p> Robinpaw- a bright orange, almost red pelt like a robin with baby blue eyes • Titanpaw- a pitch black pelt with ine white dot on his chest. His mothers mischevious green eyes • Bearpaw- a rugged hansome tom like Deepwater. He has a black/brown pelt, like a grizzly, and gentle golden eyes • Tinypaw- she has an ahen grey pelt with white paws, tail tip, and around one of her pretty sky blue eyes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    ♙ Darkjay ♙

    NAME: please look up.... thank you<br>
    <br>
    AGE: 23 moons<br>
    <br>
    GENDER: tom<br>
    <br>
    RANK: Medicine cat <br>
    <br>
    APPRENTICE: Mistpaw<br>
    <br>
    LOOKS: Smoke black tabby tom with white muzzle, paws, and tail black diamond on his forhead. Stunning Ice blue eyes.<br>
    <br>
    PERSONA: kind, agitated easily, loyal, strong, smart, protective, brave<br>
    <br>
    KIN: My mother and father where Ice and Death of Bloodclan. Deal with it!<br>
    <br>
    MATE/CRUSH/KITS: forbidden/liked Jaystar untill became med.cat./has none but is close to mistpaw.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    JetFur , GingerSnap , & LappingSnow

    • &delta •
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    <br>

    • Name - JetFur
    <br>

    • Age - 20 Moons
    <br>

    • Gender - T &male m
    <br>

    • Rank - Warrior
    <br>

    • Looks - A Jet Black Tom - Cat & Gentle Golden Eyes
    <br>

    • Personality - JetFur is actually very loyal and kind. He loves to help whenever he gets the chance. Although, he is shy, he c have a really bad temper.
    <br>

    • Mate - None
    <br>

    • Crush - None
    <br>

    • Kits - None
    <br>

    • Kin - GingerSnap & VelvetFlight
    <br>

    ›• JetFur
    <br>

    <br>

    • &delta •
    <br>

    <br>

    • &#9733 •
    <br>

    <br>

    • Name ~ GingerSnap
    <br>

    • Age ~ 13 Moons
    <br>

    • Gender ~ She &female Cat
    <br>

    • Rank ~ Young Warrior
    <br>

    • Looks ~ A Ginger Colored She & Loving Amber Eyes
    <br>

    • Personality ~ GingerSnap is very loyal and caring. She is very shy, but unlike her brother, she can control her temper. She loves to explore.
    <br>

    • Mate ~ None
    <br>

    • Crush ~ None
    <br>

    • Kits ~ None
    <br>

    • Kin ~ JetFur & VelvetFlight
    <br>

    ›• GingerSnap
    <br>

    <br>

    • &#9733 •
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    • &Delta •
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    <br>

    • Name ; LappingSnow
    <br>

    • Age ; 22 Moons
    <br>

    • Gender ; T &male m
    <br>

    • Rank ; Deputy
    <br>

    • Looks ; A Snow White Tom & Loyal Crystal Clear Blue Eyes
    <br>

    • Personality ; LappingSnow is loyal and brave. He would do anything to keep his clan safe. He loves to help at any chance he gets. LappingSnow has a short temper and isn't afraid to speak his mind.
    <br>

    • Mate ; None
    <br>

    • Crush ; None
    <br>

    • Kits ; None
    <br>

    • Kin ; WolfSnow & LightningStrike
    <br>

    ›• LappingSnow
    <br>

    <br>

    • &Delta •

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