Stars and Planets: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System (Fully Revised and Expanded Edition)
In this new edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most comprehensive and authoritative celestial field guide available. With superb color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page, and clear and engaging writing, Stars and Planets is the most user-friendly and informative guide to the night sky. The product of more than twenty years' collaboration between one of the world's leading astronomy writers and the world's foremost celestial mapmaker, the new Stars and Planets features a slightly larger (but still compact) size, a more spacious and attractive design, and much new material, including more information on galaxies and star types. Simply put, Stars and Planets is indispensable. Don't leave homeat nightwithout it.
Detailed charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres
Data and notes on all bright stars and other objects of interest
Detailed Moon maps and descriptions of the main lunar features
Tips on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes, to suit any budget
The only guide to provide annual planetary data as a downloadable Web resource
Praise for previous editions: "Ridpath and Tirion are an unbeatable team. Ridpath writes concisely and movingly about the sky, and Tirion's charts are beautifully done and easy to follow. This is a superb guide to the night sky. David H. Levy, codiscoverer of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet
Praise for previous editions: "A concise and beautifully illustrated guide to the sky's best sights, and to the science behind them. Mitchell Begelman, author of "Turn Right at Orion: Travels through the Cosmos"
Stars and Planets : Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System 1 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
I had the 2002 edition of the book. I expected that this edition would contain more valuable information.
In fact, it contains less information and one less planet.
I am very disappointed by this edition.
I do not recommend it if you are interested in information on planets.