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

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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".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582312838
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Tables
1 Star Charts 1
2 Position and Time 38
The Heavens Above 38
Position 40
Date and Time 44
3 Practical Astronomy 58
Observing 58
Astronomical Instruments 62
Astrophotography 74
4 The Solar System 81
The Sun 81
The Moon 85
The Planets and their Satellites 96
Mercury 100
Venus 101
Mars 103
Jupiter 106
Saturn 110
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto 112
Minor Planets 113
Comets 115
Meteors 117
Eclipses 121
Occultations 123
Aurorae, Noctilucent Clouds and the Zodiacal Light 124
Artificial Satellites 126
5 Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies 128
The Stars - Constellations and Nomenclature 128
Radiation, Magnitude and Luminosity 132
Distances, Motions and Physical Parameters 135
Spectral Classification 140
Stellar Evolution 141
Double Stars 144
Variable Stars 146
Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies 154
Appendix 162
Units and Notation 162
Astronomical Constants 164
Symbols and Abbreviations 165
Useful Addresses 166
Glossary 167
Index 176
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