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Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp
Find and Enjoy the Great Comet

$51.95 (G)

  • Date Published: January 1997
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521586368

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  • The brightest comet in 20 years is about to make its appearance. Discovered 18 months ago, Comet Hale-Bopp has grown steadily larger and brighter as it approaches the Sun and Earth. It will be numbered among the great comets of our lifetime. Comet Hale-Bopp will be at its best from January to May 1997. It promises to be an outstanding sight, visible anywhere on Earth (although especially fine for the northern hemisphere). For everyone interested in seeing this new celestial wonder, here's a detailed guide to the coming apparition: how to see the comet, what to look for, how to photograph it - even how to discover a comet on your own. Fully illustrated in colour, this book also explains what comets are and tells of their place in the solar system and human civilization.

    • Complete guide to the comet's visit: when and where to see it
    • How to photograph with any camera
    • All colour, fully-illustrated
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'As a general first text, it works well … extremely interesting and readable … the book is well illustrated.' Pam Spence, Astronomy Now

    'Anyone wanting to find out more about Hale-Bopp can turn to Robert Burnham's very readable Find and Enjoy Comet Hale-Bopp.' Carole Stott, New Scientist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521586368
    • length: 64 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 203 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 35 colour illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. A great comet is coming
    2. Icy visitors from the depths of night
    3. Comet-watcher's logbook
    4. Shooting a comet in the sky
    5. How to discover your own comet

  • Author

    Robert Burnham

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