From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, The Stargazer's Handbook will enable you to explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a clear night sky to experience the wonders of the universe. This book will take you on a journey through space, beginning with our own moon and neighbouring planets before exploring the fascinating sights of deep space - from hypergiant suns and stellar nurseries to blazing nebulae and swirling galaxies. Each star, planet or constellation is fully illustrated and accompanied by an annotated star map, as well as close-up images that zoom in on areas of interest. Featuring up-to-date information on the latest scientific discoveries, monthly sky maps for both northern and southern hemispheres, history and mythology of all 88 constellations and the rationale behind the names of stars and constellations, The Stargazer's Handbook will fully equip you with the tools to navigate - and understand - the night sky. Contents include: The celestial sphere, Circumpolar stars, Equatorial stars, Observing the Solar System, Monthly sky guide, Constellations: Ursa Minor, Cassiopeia, Hercules, Coma Berenices, Aquila and Scutum, Hydra, Capricorn, Eridanus, Caelum and Columba, Puppis and Pyxis, Tuscana, Phoenix and Indus, Dorado and much more.
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Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and Science Communication at Imperial College. He has acted as consultant and contributor on numerous popular science books including Dorling Kindersley's Universe and is the author of, amongst other books, The Planets and Cosmos (both Quercus).Contenuti:
Introduction. Key to constellation maps. THE CHANGING SKIES: The Earth in space; The moving heavens; The celestial sphere; Circumpolar stars; Equatorial stars. THE SOLAR SYSTEM: Introducing the solar system; Observing the Sun; Observing the Moon; Moon atlas; Observing Mercury; Observing Venus; Observing Mars; Observing Jupiter; Observing Saturn; Observing Uranus; Observing Neptune. THE CONSTELLATIONS: Introducing the stars; Ursa Minor; Draco; Cepheus and Camelopardalis; Cassiopeia; Auriga and Lynx; Ursa Major; Canes Venatici; Bootes and Corona Borealis; Hercules; Lyra, Vulpecula and Sagitta; Cygnus; Andromeda and Lacerta; Perseus; Pisces, Aries and Triangulum; Taurus; Gemini; Cancer; Leo and Leo Minor; Coma Berenices; Virgo; Libra; Serpens and Ophiuchus; Aquila and Scutum; Delphinus and Equuleus; Pegasus; Aquarius; Cetus; Orion; Monoceros and Canis Minor; Canis Major; Hydra, Corvus, Crater, Sextans and Antlia; Centaurus; Lupus; Scorpius; Sagittarius; Capricorn; Piscis Austrinus and Microscopium; Sculptor and Fornax; Eridanus; Lepus, Caelum and Columba; Puppis and Pyxis; Vela; Carina; Crux and Musca; Circinus and Triangulum Australe; Norma and Ara; Corona Australis, Telescopium and Pavo; Grus, Phoenix and Indus; Tucana; Horologium and Reticulum; Dorado, Pictor and Mensa; Volans, Chamaeleon and Apus; Hydrus and Octans. MONTHLY SKY GUIDE: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Glossary. Further Reading/Software/Websites/Societies. Index. Acknowledgements.
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Descrizione libro Quercus Publishing Plc, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 304 pages. 11.73x9.45x0.91 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0857382454