How to Identify - The Night Sky

 
9780007103614: How to Identify - The Night Sky

Part of the successful Collins How to Identify series, this book helps you navigate the beauty of the stars, planets, moon and all other aspects of the beautiful and fascinating night sky.

Designed for the beginner and for those who want to find out more, How to Identify the Night Sky covers everything that can be seen with the naked eye and binoculars, as well as what is visible using a small telescope.

There are sections on how to observe and understand the objects that comprise the night sky, the moon, the movements of the stars and planets throughout the year and astronomical events.

The constellations are given a comprehensive treatment. For each one there is a chart, a photograph, a description of its features and history, the best dates and times of visibility, the mythological representation and a list of interesting objects.

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Nothing is overlooked in terms of instructing the beginner how to develop an eye for the stars and planets. -- Burton Mail

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Collins How to Identify guides are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to a subject. Here the night sky is divided into easy-to-follow sections. Once you can navigate your way around you can then identify what is visible in the sky on any given night during the year.

There are sections on how to observe and understand the objects that comprise the night sky, the moon, the movements of the stars and planets throughout the year and astronomical events and other phenomena, including meteors, comets, aurorae and deep-sky objects.

The constellations are given a comprehensive treatment. For each one there is a chart, a photograph, a description of its features and history, the best dates and times of visibility, and a list of interesting objects. This is the only guide to the night sky you will need.

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