The Observer's Sky Atlas: With 50 Star Charts Covering the Entire Sky / Edition 2

The Observer's Sky Atlas: With 50 Star Charts Covering the Entire Sky / Edition 2

by Erich Karkoschka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387986065

ISBN-13: 9780387986067

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The Observer's Sky Atlas is a truly indispensable and handy companion for both the beginning observer and the professional. This thorough atlas contains clearly arranged star charts, a catalog of more than 1000 objects from the far-reaching measurements of the Hipparcos Satellite published in 1997, as well as tables mapping predicted separations of binary stars until

Overview

The Observer's Sky Atlas is a truly indispensable and handy companion for both the beginning observer and the professional. This thorough atlas contains clearly arranged star charts, a catalog of more than 1000 objects from the far-reaching measurements of the Hipparcos Satellite published in 1997, as well as tables mapping predicted separations of binary stars until the year 2015.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387986067
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Explanatory Notes
Introduction1
Sky Atlases1
Catalogs2
Object Selection3
Celestial Coordinates5
Precession6
Siderial Time6
Arrangement of Star Charts6
Directions in the Sky7
Size and Scale7
Designations9
Resolution9
Adaption of the Eye11
Magnitude11
Color13
Luminosity14
Binaries15
Variable Stars15
Nebulae16
Further Reading19
Star Charts and Catalog
Catalog Headings21
Arrangement of Charts22
North Polar Region NP22
Northern Sky N0-N2424
Equator, Ecliptic E0-E2450
Southern Sky S0-S24100
Appendix
Brightest Stars119
Meteor Showers119
Calendar 1999 2018120
Nebula Numbers122
Nebula Names123
Star Names124
Constellations126
Glossary128
Mean and Extreme Values130
Key to the Star Charts132

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