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Author Moore, Patrick.

Title Firefly guide to stars and planets / Sir Patrick Moore.

Publication Info. Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2005.


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Edition New edition.
Description 256 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents 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.
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.
Subject Stars -- Observers' manuals.
Planets -- Observers' manuals.
Astronomy -- Amateurs' manuals.
Étoiles -- Manuels d'observation.
Planètes -- Manuels d'observation.
Astronomie -- Manuels d'amateurs.
Added Title Guide to stars and planets
ISBN 1554070538 : $19.95

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