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Philip s Guide to the Northern Constellations

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A guide to stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere, illustrated with simple 'signpost' maps to guide the reader around the night sky, for each season. Additional highlights include information on our solar system, as well as fascts about comets, meteors and the Universe.

Guide to Northern Constellations

Author : Robin Scagell
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This is a beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky.

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

Author : Sir Patrick Moore
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Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice. In Philip's Guide to the Night Sky, Sir Patrick Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the brightest stars, and when to look for them. Clear star maps, showing stars visible to the naked eye, help you to navigate the skies. The maps are suitable for use in Britain, Ireland, northern Europe and Canada. Sir Patrick introduces the wonders of the night sky to absolute beginners in his characteristically entertaining and informative style. The Moon, the planets, the Sun and the stars are explained in non-technical language, while the constellations are described with the help of star maps and tables. The four main chapters in Philip's Guide to the Night Sky are devoted to what's on view in each season of the year. The information is appropriate for observers in Britain and Ireland, northern Europe and Canada; it will also be helpful a little outside these latitudes. Using prominent patterns, such as the Plough and Orion, Sir Patrick teaches the reader to 'star-hop' from constellation to constellation, thus learning to navigate the night sky. Star maps and photographs illustrate and clarify what will be on view. Philip's Guide to the Night Sky is an ideal introduction to stargazing, suitable for all ages and with no need for anything more technical than the naked eye.

Philip s Guide to Stars and Planets

Author : Patrick Moore
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Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets provides all the information you need to study the night sky with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It includes a detailed Moon map and a complete atlas of the constellations, and is suitable for observers in both the northern and southern hemispheres. A straightforward and comprehensive handbook, it opens with chapters on the Moon, the Sun, the planets, the stars and galaxies, as well as information on astrophotography, telescopes and an explanation of the apparent movement of the night sky. The second section of the book comprises a full set of constellation maps, showing all stars visible to the naked eye as well as the brighter nebulae and galaxies. Each map is accompanied by a description of that particular constellation, pointing the observer to the most interesting stars and deep-sky objects in that area of the sky. Tables give the co-ordinates, magnitudes and distances of the brightest stars in each constellation. The book concludes with a comprehensive glossary, and timelines of astronomy and space exploration. Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets is a dependable, accurate and attractive reference source for all amateur astronomers.

Philip s Guide to the Night Sky

Author : Patrick Moore
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Tour the heavens--as they would appear in every season of the year! The starry skies open up to you with the aid of one of the world''s top astronomy writers; detailed drawn plans of the solar system in winter, spring, summer, and fall; and awe-inspiring photographs. Recognize and name each of the major stars and constellations (Ursa Major, Cassiopeia, Cygnus, and more), from both the northern and southern aspect. Charts provide both the Latin and English names of the constellations, the brightest star in each, and when it is best viewed. The pictures include our very own moon, in half shadow; a time-exposure of Orion, in which the stars show up as trails of light; a radiant meteor shower; a globular cluster; and the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, the most famous star cluster in the sky. Plus: advice on buying binoculars and telescopes!

Philip s 2020 Stargazing Month by Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain Ireland

Author : Heather Couper
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"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine "I WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY 'STARGAZING' AS THE MONTHS GO BY" Helen Sharman, Astronaut "VERY USEFUL INDEED" Chris Lintott, Sky at Night presenter Discover the latest in star gazing with the new and definitive guide to the night sky. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or just starting out, Philip's Stargazing 2021 is the only book you'll need. Compiled by experts and specially designed for use in Britain and Ireland, Stargazing 2021 acts as a handily illustrated and comprehensive companion. - 12 Brand-New Maps for year-round astronomical discovery - Month-to-Month informationDaily Moon Phase Calendar, highlighting special lunar events throughout the year - Planet Watch for ideal viewing days in 2021 - Avoid light pollution with our detailed Dark Sky Map - Expert advice and insight throughout from internationally renowned Professors Couper and Henbest - Using Binoculars - Stargazing recommendations from expert Robin Scagell - Perfect for home use during lockdown - Complete calendar of major astronomical events, including the Top 20 Sky Sights of 2021 - Jargon Buster, explaining common or confusing terms - The planets' movements explained from solar and lunar eclipses to meteor showers and comets

Philip s Stargazing 2014

Author : Heather Couper
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Philip's Stargazing 2014 is a concise guide to the northern night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events! Whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope, the guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia. Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken. The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2014. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing. The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology, from the latest brands of telescope to the best webcams. You'll be amazed at the brilliance of the night sky!

Philip s Month By Month Stargazing 2017

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Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2017 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The authors have also included ideas for joining Citizen Science projects at the cutting edge of astronomical research. The guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia. Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken. The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2017. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing. The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology.

Philip s Month By Month Stargazing 2016

Author : Heather Couper
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Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2016 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. New for 2016, the authors have included ideas for joining Citizen Science projects at the cutting edge of astronomical research. The guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia. Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken. The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2016. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing. The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Astronomy Now

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The Air Space Catalog

Author : Joel Makower
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A comprehensive guide to the universe presents dozens of photographs and provides a treasure trove of information about space, astronomy, weather, and aviation

Waterstone s Guide to Books

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Philip s Practical Astronomy Kit

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Philip's Practical Astronomy Kit is an exciting new 3-in-1 starter pack suitable for use in the northern hemisphere, containing three essential items to introduce the beginner to the fascinating hobby of astronomy: Philip's 51.5N Planisphere: A practical hour-by-hour tracker of the stars and constellations, designed for use anywhere in the British Isles, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada. Turn the oval panel to the required date and time to reveal the whole sky visible from your location. The map shows stars down to magnitude 5, plus several deep-sky objects, such as the Pleiades, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the Orion Nebula (M42). Philip's Month-by-Month Star Finder (64pp): Star charts show the position of stars, constellations and other celestial objects for each month of the year, in both northerly and southerly directions, for observers in the northern hemisphere. The introduction explains the basic facts that observers need to know: the apparent motions of the stars, seasonal changes, star brightnesses, the nature of the Milky Way, and how the night sky is represented on maps. In addition, location tables are provided for the four planets bright enough to be seen easily from the Earth with the naked eye: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The principal lunar features are also indicated on a pair of photographs showing the Moon at first quarter and at last quarter. Philip's Guide to the Night Sky (48pp): Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice, suitable for all ages. Sir Patrick Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the brightest stars, and when to look for them. Clear star maps, showing stars visible to the naked eye, help you to navigate the skies. The maps are suitable for use in Britain, Ireland, northern Europe and Canada.

Bibliographic Guide to Maps and Atlases

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The Star Book Stargazing throughout the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere

Author : Peter Grego
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Stargazing Throughout the Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere is an excerpt from The Star Book that guides you through the night skies in the Northern Hemisphere, through wide-angle star charts. Looking at the main constellations, stars and celestial showpieces of the northern celestial sphere, beginning with constellations around the north pole and then taking a season by season view. Most northern constellations are as familiar to today's stargazers as they were to the ancient Greeks. Everyone is interested in the stars and on a clear night astonished by them. Stargazing Throughout the Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere will answer any questions you may have when you look up into the night sky.

Astronomy

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Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the British Museum Library

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Philip s Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author : Chris Humphries
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"This new entry into the concise single-volume encyclopedia market offers a handy, up-to-date resource for ready reference....consists of 6500 entries, 300 black-and-white illustrations, and a 16-page color map section....aims toward international coverage..."--Library Journal.

Philip s Mini Stargazer

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Philip's Mini Stargazer is an excellent starter pack suitable for use in the northern hemisphere, containing three essential items to get the beginner started on the fascinating hobby of astronomy:Philip's Star Chart: An attractive folded wall chart showing the stars and constellations in three superb colour maps.Philip's Planisphere: A small-size, practical starfinder for locating the stars and constellations visible on any night of the year from the UK, Northern Europe and Canada (51.5 degrees N).Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars: This indispensable 208-page illustrated guide describes the wide range of objects that anyone can observe in the night sky using normal binoculars. It gives clear, step-by-step instructions for finding objects, with easy-to-use star maps covering the whole sky. Written by Robin Scagell (Vice President of the Society for Popular Astronomy) and David Frydman (a lifelong amateur astronomer who observes mainly with binoculars and small telescopes), this is an ideal introduction to observing the night sky.