Collins Pocket Guide - Stars and Planets

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Renowned astronomer Ian Ridpath takes us through the stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies of the Solar System. Wil Tirion, the world's leading uranographer, has compiled charts of each of the 88 constellations, with data and notes on bright stars and other objects of interest that can be seen in the night sky with the aid of binoculars and telescopes. There are also monthly maps of the night sky for all of the latitudes throughout the globe, and it is the only guide to provide yearly planetary data as a downloadable web resource, updated annually.

Packed with information on everything you want to know about the night sky, together with tips on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes, this is the most complete guide for every astronomer, wherever they are in the world.

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ew, fully revised edition of the standard field guide to the night sky.

• Monthly sky maps of the constellations and bright stars from various latitudes.
• Charts of all 88 constellations with complete notes and data.
• Comprehensive information on stars, nebulae, galaxies and the Solar System.
• Advice on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes.

"Very attractive individual constellation charts…all executed with Tirion's accuracy, skill and neatness."
SKY AND TELESCOPE

About the Author:

Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion are authors of the ‘Collins Pocket Guide to the Stars and Planets’ and ‘The Monthly Sky Guide’ (CUP). Ian is editor of ‘Norton’s Star Atlas’ and the ‘Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy’, and author of ‘Satr Tales’. Wil is author of ‘Sky Atlas 2000‘

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