The Cambridge Star Atlas

The Cambridge Star Atlas

by Wil Tirion
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The Cambridge Star Atlas by Wil Tirion

After having established itself as a standard star atlas, The Cambridge Star Atlas by internationally famous astronomical cartographer, Wil Tirion, has now been improved. The popularity of this book, first published in 1991, is that it covers the entire sky, both northern and southern latitudes, in an attractive format suitable for beginning as well as experienced astronomical observers. The basis of the book is a series of twelve monthly sky charts, followed by an atlas of the whole sky, arranged in twenty overlapping charts. Each chart shows stars down to magnitude 6.5, together with about 900 nonstellar objects, such as clusters and galaxies, that can be seen with binoculars or a small telescope. There is also a comprehensive double-page map of the Moon's surface, showing craters and other named features. For this edition, author Tirion has added more detail to the monthly charts, and has included all-sky charts of interesting patches of sky in the northern and southern hemispheres. This book is the ideal reference atlas for sky watchers everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521560986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 11.97(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

Wil Tirion is a full-time uranographer. He has always had an interest in astronomy, and especially star charts, and has contributed to many atlases, books and magazines in astronomy. In recognition for his work the minor planet, 4648 Tirion (1931 UE), is named after him.

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