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Collins Stars and Planets Guide

Wil Tirion (illustrator)


The classic guide to the night sky, now in its fifth edition as part of the authoritative ‘Collins Guide’ series. A comprehensive guide to all the stars and celestial objects visible with the use of binoculars or an average-sized telescope, this fully revised edition features updated and extended text, improved sky charts, and new diagrams and photographs. Includes: • Monthly sky maps of the northern and southern hemispheres, so you can identify constellations and bright stars from various latitudes throughout the year • Descriptions of all the 88 constellations and their stars opposite a specially prepared chart showing the constellation in relation to the surrounding skies • Detailed information on stars, nebulae, galaxies, the Moon and the Solar System • Practical advice on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes In addition to the charts and diagrams, the text is accompanied by many photographs throughout, making this the most practical and comprehensive guide to the night sky.
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  • Auteur : Ian Ridpath
  • illustré par : Wil Tirion
  • Éditeur : William Collins
  • Date de parution : 11/01/18
  • EAN : 9780008239268
  • Format : ePub
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

Résumé

The classic guide to the night sky, now in its fifth edition as part of the authoritative ‘Collins Guide’ series. A comprehensive guide to all the stars and celestial objects visible with the use of binoculars or an average-sized telescope, this fully revised edition features updated and extended text, improved sky charts, and new diagrams and photographs. Includes: • Monthly sky maps of the northern and southern hemispheres, so you can identify constellations and bright stars from various latitudes throughout the year • Descriptions of all the 88 constellations and their stars opposite a specially prepared chart showing the constellation in relation to the surrounding skies • Detailed information on stars, nebulae, galaxies, the Moon and the Solar System • Practical advice on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes In addition to the charts and diagrams, the text is accompanied by many photographs throughout, making this the most practical and comprehensive guide to the night sky.

Biographie d’Ian Ridpath

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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