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Constellations: A Field Guide to the Night Sky (Hardback)
  • Constellations: A Field Guide to the Night Sky (Hardback)

Constellations: A Field Guide to the Night Sky (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 24/10/2013
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Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellations - star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings. Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing stories - their origins, mythology, present-day significance - and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with many of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781780878157

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“Christmas present”

Ordered this for my daughter as a Christmas present. Excellent photos and information about the constellations. Hopefully this book will help answer many questions regarding the night sky.

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14th January 2014
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