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A Walk through the Southern Sky : A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends : 3rd Edition - Milton D. Heifetz

A Walk through the Southern Sky

A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends : 3rd Edition

By: Milton D. Heifetz, Wil Tirion (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 17th July 2012
ISBN: 9781107698987
Number Of Pages: 126

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A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations.

The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.

  • Richly illustrated, with clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars
  • Easy to use starmaps mean that readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight
  • This third edition features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps

About the Author

Milton Heifetz is an amateur astronomer, professor of neurosurgery, and inventor of 'The Precession of the Equinoxes' planisphere, now at the Harvard University Museum of Historical Scientific Instruments. It is now used to determine positions of the stars in ancient history and years in the future.

Wil Tirion is a full-time uranographer. He has always had an interest in astronomy, and especially star charts, and has contributed to many atlases, books and magazines in astronomy. In recognition for his work the minor planet, 4648 Tirion (1931 UE), is named after him.

Introduction
1. Measuring distances in the sky
2. A walk through the heavens
3. Legends of the constellations
4. There's more to see!

ISBN: 9781107698987
ISBN-10: 1107698987
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 17th July 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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