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Field Guide to Stars and Planets : Peterson Field Guides (Paperback) - PETERSON ROGER

Field Guide to Stars and Planets

Peterson Field Guides (Paperback)

Paperback

Published: 23rd November 1999
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The fourth edition of this best-selling field guide was revised and updated to include the latest information. As of the 14th printing (June 2016; the cover medallion says "Pluto Flyby Included), all the time-sensitive material is valid through 2020: solar eclipses, phases of the moon, positions of the planets, and more. Twenty-four Monthly Sky Maps, revised and in color, show exactly what you’ll see when facing north or south in the night sky. Fifty-two Atlas Charts, also revised and in color, cover the entire sky, including close-ups of areas of special interest such as the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula. Two dozen pages cover the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse whose path crosses the continental United States, how and where to view it, and other aspects of current and future solar eclipses.

"An excellent introduction to astronomy for beginners and a field guide for experts." "Brimming with dazzling celestial photographs and timely astronomical information, the newly revised Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets is a must-have resource for any amateur stargazer." Country Living Gardener "An excellent introduction to astronomy for beginners and a field guide for experts." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Editor's Notep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
List of Tables and Appendixesp. x
How to Use This Bookp. I
A First Look at the Skyp. 7
A Tour of the Skyp. 21
The Monthly Sky Mapsp. 46
The Constellationsp. 126
Stars, Nebulae, and Galaxiesp. 144
Double and Variable Starsp. 194
Atlas of the Skyp. 209
The Moonp. 348
Finding the Planetsp. 385
Observing the Planetsp. 418
Cometsp. 455
Asteroidsp. 463
Meteors and Meteor Showersp. 467
Observing the Sunp. 474
Coordinates, Time, and Calendarsp. 495
Telescopes and Binocularsp. 503
Appendixesp. 512
Glossaryp. 548
Bibliographyp. 557
Indexp. 563
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ISBN: 9780395934319
ISBN-10: 0395934311
Series: Peterson Field Guides (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 588
Published: 23rd November 1999
Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 11.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 671.0
Edition Number: 4