Constellations

A Field Guide To The Night Sky
Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781623650889
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 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. 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 constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations
Author: Jonathan Poppele
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591936144
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

Astronomie für Dummies


Author: Stephen P. Maran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527687459
Category: Science
Page: 344
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Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky


Author: Mark R. Chartrand
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 714
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A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

Astronomie


Author: Ian Ridpath
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831009930
Category:
Page: 300
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Reich bebilderte und illustrierte Einführung in die Astronomie. Etwas Geschichte, dann das Universum (Struktur, Entstehung und weitere Entwicklung), Sterne und Galaxien, Sonnensystem, Orientierung am Himmel, kleine Anleitung zur Himmelsbeobachtung, Fernrohre und deren Montage, Hinweise zur Astrofotografie. Weiter auf kleinen Kartenausschnitten die 88 Sternbilder nebst kurzer Beschreibung auch ihres Umfeldes, Monatskarten des nördlichen und südlichen Sternhimmels. Ansprechend und preiswert, ansprechend auch für Jugendliche, gutes Bildmaterial (z.T. etwas klein, aber immer sehr deutlich), vorwiegend für visuell orientierte Leser. Empfohlen zur Bestandsergänzung, nicht dringend notwendig, wenn schon Titel vorhanden sind wie z.B. Adriana Rigutti (BA 12/04), Mark Emmerich (BA 4/05), Mark A. Garlick (BA 6/05) oder Margaret Penston (BA 10/05). (2)

Constellation Finder

A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Star Stories from Around the World
Author: Dorcas S. Miller
Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers
ISBN: 9780912550268
Category: Nature
Page: 62
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From the Finders series: Learn to find and identify constellations, the patterns people all over the world see as we look up at the night sky from earth. Includes names and star stories form many traditions, including Native American, Asian, and African, as well as Classical Greek, constellations. With tips for stargazing and seasonal sky maps.

Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations

A Field Guide for Young Stargazers
Author: C. E. Thompson
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN: 9780448412528
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups

50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie


Author: Joanne Baker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3827429021
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Eine Entdeckungsreise durch unser Universum – vom Urknall bis zur Astrobiologie. In 50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie erklärt Joanne Baker klar und prägnant die wichtigen Konzepte, großen Entdeckungen und neuesten Theorien der Astronomen und Astrophysiker.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing
Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507207816
Category: Science
Page: 224
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A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

Star and planet spotting

a field guide to the night sky
Author: Peter Lancaster Brown
Publisher: Blandford
ISBN: 9780713706550
Category: Nature
Page: 155
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The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky


Author: Dr. Jason Lisle
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614581940
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation. Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will: Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars Discover how to choose the best telescope for you Find 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?” These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book. Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Roger Tory Peterson,Wil Tirion,Robin Brickman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395935422
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope
Author: Bob King
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143113
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.

Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars

250+ Wonderful Sky Objects to See and Explore
Author: Bojan Kambic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387853550
Category: Science
Page: 510
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Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars is a complete guide to practical astronomy, written for beginners, intermediate-level astronomers, and even people who have not yet turned their gaze to the night sky. The required observing equipment to get the full value from this book is no more than a pair of regular 10 x 50 binoculars, but even more can be seen with a small astronomical telescope. This comprehensive introduction to astronomy and practical observing is far more than a guide to what can be seen in the night sky through binoculars. It introduces the reader to some basic (and some not-so-basic) astronomical concepts, and discusses the stars and their evolution, the planets, nebulae, and distant galaxies. There is a guide to selecting and using binoculars for astronomy, as well, as a ‘getting ready to observe’ section containing invaluable practical hints and tips. The second part of the book is an extraordinarily complete atlas and guide to the night sky down to 30o N (covering all the USA and Europe). It is illustrated with superb and sometimes beautiful amateur astronomical photographs, detailed maps (down to 5th magnitude), descriptions, and data on all astronomical objects of interest.

The Stargazer's Handbook


Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623657148
Category: Science
Page: 272
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From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, The Stargazer's Handbook will enable you to explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a clear night sky to experience the wonders of the universe. This book will take you on a journey through space, beginning with our own moon and neighboring planets before exploring the fascinating sights of deep space-from hypergiant suns and stellar nurseries to blazing nebulae and swirling galaxies. Each star, planet, or constellation is fully illustrated and accompanied by an annotated star map, as well as close-up images that zoom in on areas of interest. Featuring up-to-date information on the latest scientific discoveries, monthly sky maps for both northern and southern hemispheres, history and mythology of all 88 constellations and the rationale behind the names of stars and constellations, The Stargazer's Handbook will fully equip you with the tools to navigate-and understand-the night sky.

Exploring the night sky

the equinox astronomy guide for beginners
Author: Terence Dickinson,John Bianchi
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780920656662
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
View: 1890

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A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780395537596
Category: Astronomy
Page: 502
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Filled with the latest images from NASA, this collection of star maps, charts, tables, and diagrams tells what is visible in the sky anywhere, anytime, and when and where to see unusual astrological phenomena.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars


Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793902
Category: Nature
Page: 213
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Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.