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Philip's Guide to the Night Sky

Philip's Guide to the Night Sky

A guided tour of the stars and constellations

  • Author: Sir Patrick Moore
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1849072620
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 48
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Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice. In Philip's Guide to the Night Sky, Sir Patrick Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the brightest stars, and when to look for them. Clear star maps, showing stars visible to the naked eye, help you to navigate the skies. The maps are suitable for use in Britain, Ireland, northern Europe and Canada. Sir Patrick introduces the wonders of the night sky to absolute beginners in his characteristically entertaining and informative style. The Moon, the planets, the Sun and the stars are explained in non-technical language, while the constellations are described with the help of star maps and tables. The four main chapters in Philip's Guide to the Night Sky are devoted to what's on view in each season of the year. The information is appropriate for observers in Britain and Ireland, northern Europe and Canada; it will also be helpful a little outside these latitudes. Using prominent patterns, such as the Plough and Orion, Sir Patrick teaches the reader to 'star-hop' from constellation to constellation, thus learning to navigate the night sky. Star maps and photographs illustrate and clarify what will be on view. Philip's Guide to the Night Sky is an ideal introduction to stargazing, suitable for all ages and with no need for anything more technical than the naked eye.

Philip's Guide to the Night Sky

Philip's Guide to the Night Sky

A Guided Tour of the Stars and Constellations

  • Author: CBE Moore, DSc FRAS Sir Patrick,Patrick Moore
  • Publisher: Philip's
  • ISBN: 9781849072977
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: 48
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Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice. In Philip's Guide to the Night Sky, Sir Patrick Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the brightest stars, and when to look for them. Clear star maps, showing stars visible to the naked eye, help you to navigate the skies. The maps are suitable for use in Britain, Ireland, northern Europe and Canada. Sir Patrick introduces the wonders of the night sky to absolute beginners in his characteristically entertaining and informative style. The Moon, the planets, the Sun and the stars are explained in non-technical language, while the constellations are described with the help of star maps and tables. The four main chapters in Philip's Guide to the Night Sky are devoted to what's on view in each season of the year. The information is appropriate for observers in Britain and Ireland, northern Europe and Canada; it will also be helpful a little outside these latitudes. Using prominent patterns, such as the Plough and Orion, Sir Patrick teaches the reader to 'star-hop' from constellation to constellation, thus learning to navigate the night sky. Star maps and photographs illustrate and clarify what will be on view. Philip's Guide to the Night Sky is an ideal introduction to stargazing, suitable for all ages and with no need for anything more technical than the naked eye.

Philip's Guide to the Night Sky

Philip's Guide to the Night Sky

  • Author: Patrick Moore
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780540063154
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 48
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Tour the heavens--as they would appear in every season of the year! The starry skies open up to you with the aid of one of the world''s top astronomy writers; detailed drawn plans of the solar system in winter, spring, summer, and fall; and awe-inspiring photographs. Recognize and name each of the major stars and constellations (Ursa Major, Cassiopeia, Cygnus, and more), from both the northern and southern aspect. Charts provide both the Latin and English names of the constellations, the brightest star in each, and when it is best viewed. The pictures include our very own moon, in half shadow; a time-exposure of Orion, in which the stars show up as trails of light; a radiant meteor shower; a globular cluster; and the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, the most famous star cluster in the sky. Plus: advice on buying binoculars and telescopes!

The Guide to Amateur Astronomy

The Guide to Amateur Astronomy

  • Author: Jack Newton,Philip Teece
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521444927
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 335
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Featuring new chapters on astro-software and CCD-imaging techniques, a book for amateur astronomers covers astrophotography, telescope construction, planetary observing, comet hunting, variable star recording, and nova discovery, and features both novice and advanced techniques. UP.

Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing

Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing

  • Author: Robin Scagell
  • Publisher: Philip's
  • ISBN: 9781849073431
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5586
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In a new flexi-paperback format, Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an inspiring introduction to astronomy, providing all the information you need to explore the night sky. This is a comprehensive guide to an increasingly popular leisure pursuit. Author Robin Scagell first introduces the wonders of the night sky and explains how and why the sky changes during the night and through the seasons. He describes the various items of equipment you can use (binoculars, telescopes and accessories), and gives practical advice on what to choose and what you can expect to see. There are plenty of tips, too, for observing just with the naked eye. The book continues with chapters devoted to the Moon, the Solar System, the stars and deep sky objects, illustrated with photographs and observational drawings made by talented amateur astronomers, as well as spectacular images returned by spacecraft or taken by large telescopes. The month-by-month guide to the constellations features maps showing the constellations on view each month from both northern and southern hemispheres, and is applicable to any year and any place on Earth. A complete set of star charts presents the whole sky in a series of maps that show stars down to magnitude 5.5. These maps are drawn with black stars on a white background, so that observers can pencil their own observations on to the charts. Opposite each map is a 'photo-realistic' image which shows how the same portion of the sky typically appears to the eye. Completing the book is an illustrated A-Z dictionary of astronomy, covering the planets, stars and galaxies, cosmology, amateur astron­omy and professional observatories, space exploration, famous astronomers, scientific terms, theories and much more, and is illustrated with photographs, artworks and diagrams. Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an invaluable reference source for astronomers of all levels.

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

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

Philip's Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

Philip's Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

  • Author: Heather Couper,Nigel Henbest
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1849075379
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 96
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"I WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY STARGAZING AS THE MONTHS GO BY" Helen Sharman, astronaut "VERY USEFUL INDEED" Chris Lintott, Sky at Night presenter "IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2020 is the new, bestselling and most-up-to-date guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2020 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies - making the night sky accessible to beginners and experts alike. · 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing · Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2020 · Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2020 · Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies · How to photograph the night skies - with cameras and smartphones · The major astronomical events of 2020 · Month-by-month Top 20 Sky Sights 2020 · Plus new, illustrated Jargon Buster Plus: · Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. · The Solar System 2020 explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2020. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. · Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with reflector or refractor telescopes. · And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies. About the Authors Philip's Stargazing Month by Month 2020 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers. Prof. Heather Couper and Prof. Nigel Henbest are qualified astrophysicists, dedicated to sharing their love of the cosmos to everyone. They work in TV and radio broadcasting, international presentations, and have written over fifty popular books between them.

Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets

Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets

  • Author: Patrick Moore
  • Publisher: Philip's
  • ISBN: 9781849072816
  • Category: Constellations
  • Page: 256
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Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets provides all the information you need to study the night sky with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It includes a detailed Moon map and a complete atlas of the constellations, and is suitable for observers in both the northern and southern hemispheres. A straightforward and comprehensive handbook, it opens with chapters on the Moon, the Sun, the planets, the stars and galaxies, as well as information on astrophotography, telescopes and an explanation of the apparent movement of the night sky. The second section of the book comprises a full set of constellation maps, showing all stars visible to the naked eye as well as the brighter nebulae and galaxies. Each map is accompanied by a description of that particular constellation, pointing the observer to the most interesting stars and deep-sky objects in that area of the sky. Tables give the co-ordinates, magnitudes and distances of the brightest stars in each constellation. The book concludes with a comprehensive glossary, and timelines of astronomy and space exploration. Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets is a dependable, accurate and attractive reference source for all amateur astronomers.

Philip's Stargazing 2014

Philip's Stargazing 2014

Month-By-Month Guide to the Northern Night Sky

  • Author: Heather Couper,Nigel Henbest
  • Publisher: Philip's
  • ISBN: 9781849072908
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: 64
  • View: 7421
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Philip's Stargazing 2014 is a concise guide to the northern night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events! Whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope, the guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia. Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken. The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2014. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing. The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology, from the latest brands of telescope to the best webcams. You'll be amazed at the brilliance of the night sky!