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The Constellation Observing Atlas

Author : Grant Privett
ISBN : 9781461476481
Genre : Science
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Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.
Category: Science

The Observer S Sky Atlas

Author : Erich Karkoschka
ISBN : 9783662103920
Genre : Science
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Can you remember being impressed by a c1ear starry sky? Look at the Milky Way through binoculars and it will reveal its many hundreds of thousands of stars, double stars, stellar clusters, and nebulae. If you are a new ob server, it is not that easy to find your way in this swarm of stars, but this atlas tries to make it as easy as possible. So now it is not just experienced amateurs that can enjoy looking at the heavens. Two additional observing aids are recommended. The first is a plani sphere, where one can dial in the time and day in order to see which constellations are visible and where they are in the sky. The second is an astronomical yearbook. It lists the current positions of the planets and all important phenomena. So, let us begin our journey around the night sky, and see what the universe can reveal to us! Facing page, top: The constellation Cygnus (Swan) in the midst of the northern Milky Way. The photograph gives an impression of the uncountable stars in our Milky Way. This becomes more conspicuous when you sweep through Cygnus with binoculars. Under a very dark sky, one can try to find the North America Nebula, Pelican Nebula, and Veil Nebula (see p. 47). These are difficult nebulae and are only barely visible on this photograph as weIl.
Category: Science

First Light And Beyond

Author : D. A. Jenkins
ISBN : 9783319188515
Genre : Science
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Amateur astronomers who have been disappointed by the results of an observing session can take comfort in the guidance of this book, which advises how to still gain useful experience in seemingly "failed" nights at the telescope. In a world with imperfect seeing conditions, incredible observing sessions are often mixed with less inspiring ones, discouraging the amateur observer. This book is designed to minimize subsequent disappointment for astronomers who encounter a few bad observing sessions, helping novice observers take something worthwhile away each and every time they go out under the night sky, regardless of the observations that were originally planned. Almost every observer remembers his first sight of ringed Saturn, hanging in the blackness of space. Practitioners agree that there is something special about visual observing. Real-time observations at the eyepiece can provide fleeting yet intense feelings that connect us with the universe in unique ways. But when expectations aren't met at the eyepiece, there are other ways to profit from the practice of astronomy. These rewards, though less showy, are well worth cultivating. This is a book that will help the reader see what constitutes a “successful” visual observing session. It explains the nature of the objects that the observer is seeing and advises how best to use their equipment. There are many hints and tips about how best to locate, recall, and record observations, including suggestions for trips to areas where there are dark skies and to public observatories. Amateur astronomy is a journey from the urban backyard all the way to dark rural skies, and with this guide the journey can be smooth.
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Atlas Of The Constellations

Author : Giles Sparrow
ISBN : 0517229196
Genre : Nature
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This beautiful volume features accurate and clear star charts and diagrams of all 88 recognized constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres, including all twelve constellations of the zodiac. Beginning with a brief introduction to the stars, t
Category: Nature

The Star Atlas Companion

Author : Philip M. Bagnall
ISBN : 9781461408307
Genre : Science
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Conventional star atlases are great for locating constellations and individual stars but The Star Atlas Companion goes one step further and describes the physical properties of more than 1,100 stars. With the aid of scale diagrams, the reader can get a real sense of the sizes, shapes, distances, and surface features of many of the stars visible to the naked eye in both the Nothern and Southern Hemispheres. Information on their rotational velocities and periods is given together with their spectral type and luminosity. Binary and multiple star systems are explained in detail. Special mention is made of Barnard's, Kapteyn's, Kepler's, and Van Maanen's Stars and the properties of many open clusters are given. With its emphasis on helping the amateur astronomer gain a better understanding of what they are looking at. The Star Atlas Companion will provide a new dimension to observing the star and is an invaluable supplement to any star atlas.
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Cambridge Pocket Star Atlas

Author : John Cox
ISBN : 0521589924
Genre : Nature
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Offers charts of stars, planets, galaxies, and constellations, and identifies over 1,000 stars and celestial objects that may be seen with the naked eye
Category: Nature

The Cambridge Atlas Of Herschel Objects

Author : James Mullaney
ISBN : 1139495712
Genre : Science
File Size : 66.4 MB
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This superb, all-purpose star atlas is the first of its kind devoted to observing the Herschel objects with binoculars and telescopes. It displays over 2500 of the most visually-attractive star clusters, nebulae and galaxies that were discovered by Sir William, Caroline and Sir John Herschel, and is a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects. Covering the entire sky from the North to the South Celestial Pole, and showing all 88 constellations, it is also a general sky atlas showing variable, double and multiple stars, and the Milky Way. Written by experienced observer James Mullaney and illustrated by renowned celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, this is a magnificent 'celestial roadmap' to some of the finest deep-sky showpieces. Spiral bound and printed in red-light friendly colors for use at a telescope, with color-coded symbols for easy recognition and identification, this is an all-purpose observing reference for all amateur observers. Additional resources, including a target list ordered by Herschel designation, are available to download from
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Webbs Atlas Of The Stars

Author : Harold B. Webb
ISBN : OSU:32435075251843
Genre : Forest soils
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Atlas Of Great Comets

Author : Ronald Stoyan
ISBN : 9781316195727
Genre : Science
File Size : 21.34 MB
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Throughout the ages, comets, enigmatic and beautiful wandering objects that appear for weeks or months, have alternately fascinated and terrified humankind. The result of five years of careful research, Atlas of Great Comets is a generously illustrated reference on thirty of the greatest comets that have been witnessed and documented since the Middle Ages. Special attention is given to the cultural and scientific impact of each appearance, supported by a wealth of images, from woodcuts, engravings, historical paintings and artifacts, to a showcase of the best astronomical photos and images. Following the introduction, giving the broad historical context and a modern scientific interpretation, the Great Comets feature in chronological order. For each, there is a contemporary description of its appearance along with its scientific, cultural and historical significance. Whether you are an armchair astronomer or a seasoned comet-chaser, this spectacular reference deserves a place on your shelf.
Category: Science

Atlas Of The Messier Objects

Author : Ronald Stoyan
ISBN : 9781139473118
Genre : Science
File Size : 76.45 MB
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The 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier's catalog are among the most popular of all the deep sky objects and are beautiful targets for amateur observers of all abilities. This stunning new atlas presents a complete and lively account of all of the Messier objects. Details for each object given include a thoroughly-researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and clear observational descriptions from naked eye through to large telescopes. In addition, this atlas has some of the world's finest color astrophotos, inverted and labelled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches alongside new deep sky drawings. Quite simply, this is the most far-reaching and beautiful reference on the Messier objects there has ever been, and one that no observer should be without!
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Author : Stephen F. Tonkin
ISBN : 1852332727
Genre : Science
File Size : 53.91 MB
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This clear easy-to-understand book helps "new" amateur astronomers by answering the most frequently asked questions. The idea is to quickly take the reader to a level of expertise significantly higher than that provided by general books. Each chapter is on a different subject, from what to buy through to how to use it and what to look at. The tips and techniques are applicable to all telescope users.
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The Observing Guide To The Messier Marathon

Author : Don Machholz
ISBN : 0521803861
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65.8 MB
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Offers advice, illustrations, and celestial maps to aid astronomers seeking to complete the "Messier marathon," a tradition which attempts to locate, in one night, the 110 galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the French astronomer some two hundred years ago.
Category: Nature

Atlas Of The Skies

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ISBN : 1844060837
Genre : Astronomy
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Category: Astronomy

The Concise Atlas Of The Stars

Author : Serge Brunier
ISBN : PSU:000060501622
Genre : Science
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Provides background information on stars, constellations, and other celestial phenomena, and depicts the major constellations, with overlays pointing out the most noteworthy stars.
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Telescopes And Techniques

Author : Christopher R. Kitchin
ISBN : 1852337257
Genre : Science
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The first edition was widely acclaimed in its dual role as an introductory textbook and beginner's guide for serious amateur astronomers. This revised and extended edition of Telescopes and Techniques is updated for technical changes in astronomical instrumentation. It fulfils the need for a more structured and academic introduction to astronomy than is provided by 'amateur' astronomy primers. It will be bought both by first-year astronomy students and would-be amateur astronomers.
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The Cambridge Star Atlas

Author : Wil Tirion
ISBN : 9780521173636
Genre : Science
File Size : 61.66 MB
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Provides information about the moon, star charts and monthly sky maps covering that which is visible each month in different hemispheres. Original.
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Astronomy Of The Milky Way

Author : Michael Inglis
ISBN : 1852337095
Genre : Science
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This is the first of a two-volume set that deal with the entire Milky Way. This first volume looks at what can be seen predominantly from the Northern Skies. In addition to the descriptive text, there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest up-to-date images made by observatories around the world and in space, as well as images taken by amateur astronomers.
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