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Firefly guide to stars and planets

Moore, Patrick (Author).

Summary: A practical and well-illustrated introduction to night sky observed by naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. Includes information on equipment, astrophotography, detailed maps of moon and constellations. A concise reference by best-selling astronomy author. The Guide to Stars and Planets is a practical guide to the night sky featuring detailed maps of the moon and constellations, plus a host of recommendations on what to look for and when. In a compact format, this book is illustrated with charts, maps, and stunning photographs from the world's finest Earth- and space-based telescopes. A concise introduction offers a practical guide to telescopes, home observatories and astronomical photography for amateur astronomers. Detailed entries describe the following astronomical objects, organized by the closest to the furthest from Earth: The moon- The sun- The planets- Solar system debris- The stars- The galaxies- The constellations- Observing eclipses, comets and meteors. The book highlights the most interesting objects that can be observed using the naked eye, binoculars or telescope. Detailed moon maps and charts identify significant features, and practical tips explain how to observe the sun safely. The Guide to Stars and Planets is an ideal introduction to astronomy and a concise reference for hobbyists of all levels of experience.

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  • ISBN: 1554070538 :
  • ISBN: 9781554070534
  • Physical Description: print
    256 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: New ed.
  • Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2005.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction to astronomy -- Astronomical photography -- Sun's family -- Moon -- Sun -- Planets -- Solar system debris -- Stars -- Galaxies -- New astronomy -- Constellations -- Time chart of astronomy -- Time chart of space research -- Glossary -- Constellation names -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Subject: Stars Observers' manuals
Planets Observers' manuals
Astronomy Amateurs' manuals
Étoiles Manuels d'observation
Planètes Manuels d'observation
Astronomie Manuels d'amateurs
Astronomy Juvenile literature

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