The Monthly Sky Guide

The Monthly Sky Guide

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a month-by-month guide to the stars and constellations, discusses the history and nature of stars, and describes meteor showers and the positions of the planets.

Cambridge Univ Pr
Fully revised and updated guide to the night sky, now in full colour.
The latest edition of Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion's popular guide to the night sky is updated for planet positions and forthcoming eclipses up to the end of the year 2007. With one chapter for each month of the year, this is an easy-to-use handbook for anyone wanting to identify constellations, star clusters, nebulae, to plot the movement of planets, or witness solar and lunar eclipses. Most of the features discussed are visible to the naked eye and all can be seen with a small telescope or binoculars. Ian Ridpath has been a full-time writer, broadcaster and lecturer on astronomy and space for more than twenty-five years. He has written and edited more than 40 books, including A Comet Called Haley (Cambridge, 1985). Wil Tirion made his first star map in 1977. It showed stars to the magnitude of 6.5 and was issued as a set of maps by the British Astronomical Association in 1981. He has illustrated numerous books and magazines, including The Cambridge Star Atlas (Cambridge, 2001). Previous Edition Pb (1999): 0-521-66771-2

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Edition: Sixth edition
ISBN: 9780521533065
Branch Call Number: 523.80223 Ridpath 2003
Characteristics: 57 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm


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