Constellations

A Field Guide To The Night Sky

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623650889

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936144

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 6984

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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

Astronomie für Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687459

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 714

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A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

Constellation Finder

A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Star Stories from Around the World

Author: Dorcas S. Miller

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550268

Category: Nature

Page: 62

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From the Finders series: Learn to find and identify constellations, the patterns people all over the world see as we look up at the night sky from earth. Includes names and star stories form many traditions, including Native American, Asian, and African, as well as Classical Greek, constellations. With tips for stargazing and seasonal sky maps.

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Roger Tory Peterson,Wil Tirion,Robin Brickman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935422

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky

Author: Dr. Jason Lisle

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614581940

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation. Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will: Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars Discover how to choose the best telescope for you Find 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?” These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book. Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395934326

Category: Science

Page: 578

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Provides star gazers with the latest data on solar eclipses, phases of the moon, and planetary positions

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207816

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

The Southern Night Sky

A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars and Constellations South of the Equator

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551684

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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The Southern Night Sky provides a simplified field reference to familiar stars and constellations. A durable folding guide format is great for use in the field, and allows any level of nature explorer to recognize and easily identify the most common constellations. This guide features glow in the dark constellations (flashlight illuminates the star charts).

David Levy's Guide to the Night Sky

Author: David H. Levy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797535

Category: Nature

Page: 346

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Inroduces beginners to amateur astronomy, describes what to look for and when--beginning with the solar system and moving on to the stars--and offers suggestions for better observations.

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope

Author: Bob King

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624143113

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

Author: Donald Howard Menzel,Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 473

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Provides detailed maps and charts and information about stars, nebulae, galaxies, the planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors

Exploring the night sky

the equinox astronomy guide for beginners

Author: Terence Dickinson,John Bianchi

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780920656662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.

Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars

250+ Wonderful Sky Objects to See and Explore

Author: Bojan Kambic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387853550

Category: Science

Page: 510

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Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars is a complete guide to practical astronomy, written for beginners, intermediate-level astronomers, and even people who have not yet turned their gaze to the night sky. The required observing equipment to get the full value from this book is no more than a pair of regular 10 x 50 binoculars, but even more can be seen with a small astronomical telescope. This comprehensive introduction to astronomy and practical observing is far more than a guide to what can be seen in the night sky through binoculars. It introduces the reader to some basic (and some not-so-basic) astronomical concepts, and discusses the stars and their evolution, the planets, nebulae, and distant galaxies. There is a guide to selecting and using binoculars for astronomy, as well, as a ‘getting ready to observe’ section containing invaluable practical hints and tips. The second part of the book is an extraordinarily complete atlas and guide to the night sky down to 30o N (covering all the USA and Europe). It is illustrated with superb and sometimes beautiful amateur astronomical photographs, detailed maps (down to 5th magnitude), descriptions, and data on all astronomical objects of interest.

Night Sky

A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars and Constellations North of the Equator

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583550878

Category: Nature

Page: 1

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The Night Sky is the perfect, folding GLOW-IN-THE-DARK pocket reference to the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Guide highlights prominent constellations and stars that are visible with the naked eye from cities throughout North America. Simply shine a flashlight on the guide to illuminate the constellations and their names during summer or winter. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. This guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated constellation selection. Over 100,000 sold.

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects

Author: Mike Inglis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852336301

Category: Nature

Page: 324

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To suit deep-sky astronomers at all levels, this guide can be used to improve observing skills while offering detailed descriptions of each class of object. Includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets and which months provide the best visibility. Also guides the user with broad-ranging background material.

Night Sky

A Guide To Field Identification

Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864753

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 595

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Don't miss the best meteor shower of the year. Discover the figure of the boy, "Jack," on the moon. Quickly locate favorite constellations such as the Big and Little Dipper, Orion, Draco, and Cassiopeia. With Mark R. Chartrand's Night Sky: A Guide to Field Identification, now you can! No other guide makes it easier for the casual stargazer or beginning astronomer to enjoy the splendors of the universe and appreciate the laws that govern the sun, moon, planets, and stars. -Ideal for viewing with the naked eye, binoculars, or small telescopes -Seasonal sky maps for each region of the United States -Expert help photographing celestial events -Solar eclipse timetable and safe viewing tips