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NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe / Edition 4

by Terence Dickinson, Adolf Schaller, Victor Costanzo, Roberta Cooke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155407147X

ISBN-13: 9781554071470

Pub. Date: 07/21/2013

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025.

The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has

Overview

Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025.

The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material.

NightWatch has been acclaimed as the best general interest introduction to astronomy. The fourth edition has improvements over the 3rd edition in every chapter, including:

  • The famous charts, ideal for stargazers using a small telescope or binoculars
  • A complete update of the equipment section, including computerized telescopes
  • An enlarged photography section,
    including how-to instructions for using the new generation of digital cameras for astronomical photography, both with and without a telescope
  • The tables of future solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions and planet locations, updated through 2025.

This edition includes star charts for use in the southern hemisphere. There are also dozens of new photographs throughout the book that show the latest thrilling discoveries made by current space observatories and probes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554071470
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/21/2013
Edition description:
Fourth Edition, Updated for use through 2025
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
91,239
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Discovering the Cosmos

  • Naturalists of the Night
  • The Starry Realm
  • The Universe in Eleven Steps
    • The Milky Way Galaxy
    • Hubble Deep Field
  • Backyard Astronomy
    • Sky Motions
    • Sky Measures
    • Big Dipper Signpost
    • Star Brightness
    • Constellations and Star Names
    • Star and Constellation Pronunciation Guide
  • Stars for all Seasons
    • The All-Sky Charts
    • The Spring Sky
    • The Summer Sky
    • Urban Myths of Stargazing
    • The Light-Pollution Factor
    • The Autumn
      Sky
    • The Winter Sky
    • The Ecliptic and the Zodiac
  • Stargazing Equipment
    • Selecting Binoculars
    • Telescopes
    • Frequently Asked Questions About Telescopes
    • Telescope Types
    • Computer-Age Scopes
    • Accessories
    • Eyepieces
    • Factors to Consider When Selecting a First Telescope
  • Probing the Depths
    • Double Stars
    • Using Your Night Eyes
    • Variable Stars
    • Star Clusters
    • Distances to Stars and Galaxies
    • Nebulas
    • Averted Vision
    • Globular Clusters
    • Galaxies
    • Telescope Experience
    • Designation of Sky Objects
    • Atlas of 20 Star Charts
  • The Planets
    • Astronomy From the City
    • Mercury
    • Venus
    • Mars
    • The Asteroid Belt
    • Jupiter
    • Saturn
    • The Outer Planets
    • Visibility of the Planets 2005-2018
  • Moon and Sun
    • Moon Maps
    • Observing the Sun
    • The Moon Illusion
  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses
    • Observing Eclipses
    • The Eclipse Cult
    • Eclipse Tables

  • Comets, Meteors and Auroras
    • Famous and Infamous Comets
    • Meteors
    • Auroras
  • Photographing the Night Sky
    • Astro-Imaging Revolution
    • Night-Sky Imaging Techniques
    • The Barn-Door Tracker
    • CCD Cameras
  • Southern Hemisphere Night Sky
    • Southern Sky Charts
    • Caribbean Night Sky
  • Resources

    Index

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