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The perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time, Exploring the Starry Sky features large, colorful, user-friendly star maps and includes simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. Two star charts display the major sights to be seen from suburban or rural locations, for each season, and more detailed maps spotlight special regions of interest. Robert Burnham has been an amateur astronomer since the mid-1950s. He has been a senior editory of Astronomy magazine and is the author of many books and CD-ROMS, including Comet Hale-Bopp: Find and Enjoy the Great Comet (Cambridge, 1997) Comet Explorer, and Great Comets (Cambridge, 2000).Read more
- Big, beautiful star maps in full colour from Wil Tirion
- Easy-to-follow directions, ideal for the complete beginner
- Includes all of the major sites for each season, visible even from suburban locations
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"Exploring the Starry Sky features large, colorful, user-friendly star maps and includes simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. One of the "Year's best astronomy books" in the 2005 annual special issue of Astronomy magazine." Astronomical Society of the PacificSee more reviews
"Should encourage new observers to go outside and start their way around the sky." Contemporary Physics, Dr. R.V. Willstrop
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- Date Published: April 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521802512
- length: 24 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 305 x 9 mm
- weight: 0.258kg
- contains: 16 colour illus.
- availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2010
Table of Contents
1. Late winter
2. Early spring
3. Late spring
4. Early summer
5. Late summer
6. Early autumn
7. Late autumn
8. Early winter.
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