Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Handbook (Epoch 2000.0) / Edition 19

Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Handbook (Epoch 2000.0) / Edition 19

by Ian Ridpath, Ian Ridpath
     
 

First time in paperback! "Once in a blue moon a book appears to dramatically and forever change its subject; in short, the work becomes an indispensable resource for generations. "Norton's Star Atlas" is such a work".--Leif J. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, "Sky & Telescope". See more details below

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First time in paperback! "Once in a blue moon a book appears to dramatically and forever change its subject; in short, the work becomes an indispensable resource for generations. "Norton's Star Atlas" is such a work".--Leif J. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, "Sky & Telescope".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582312838
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Tables
1Star Charts1
2Position and Time38
The Heavens Above38
Position40
Date and Time44
3Practical Astronomy58
Observing58
Astronomical Instruments62
Astrophotography74
4The Solar System81
The Sun81
The Moon85
The Planets and their Satellites96
Mercury100
Venus101
Mars103
Jupiter106
Saturn110
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto112
Minor Planets113
Comets115
Meteors117
Eclipses121
Occultations123
Aurorae, Noctilucent Clouds and the Zodiacal Light124
Artificial Satellites126
5Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies128
The Stars - Constellations and Nomenclature128
Radiation, Magnitude and Luminosity132
Distances, Motions and Physical Parameters135
Spectral Classification140
Stellar Evolution141
Double Stars144
Variable Stars146
Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies154
Appendix162
Units and Notation162
Astronomical Constants164
Symbols and Abbreviations165
Useful Addresses166
Glossary167
Index176

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