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Star Maps for Beginners : 50th Anniversary Edition - I. M. Levitt

Star Maps for Beginners

50th Anniversary Edition

Paperback Published: 1st September 1992
ISBN: 9780671791872
Number Of Pages: 64

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Designed with the beginner in mind and useful to anyone interested in astronomy. "Star Maps for Beginners" is the classic guide to viewing and understanding the heavens. Its superb maps -- drawn in the shape of two crossed ellipses -- provide the reader with a unique perspective on the sky and have been widely acknowledged as the easiest system yet devised for locating any constellation at any time of the year.

Now revised for the 1990s, with updated planet charts and a new section on spotting meteor showers. "Star Maps for Beginners" includes:

12 complete maps -- one for each month -- showing the positions of the constellations viewed from every direction

a synoptic table that shows how to choose the proper map for use at any time special tables that give approximate positions of the planets for the years 1992 through 1997

the most up-to-date overview of the solar system available today the latest facts about each of the planets -- orbit, size, atmosphere, internal structure, climate, and terrain

a full chapter on the history and development of the constellations, and the ancient legends and mythological lore surrounding them

a special section on meteors -- how they originate and when and where to spot them.

Initially published in 1942 and now celebrating its 50th anniversary, "Star Maps for Beginners" has sold more than 450,000 copies.

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Sky & Telescope The best way to learn the constellations that we have ever run across.

Explanatory Notes
The History and Development of the Constellations
Motions in the Sky
The Planets as Bright Stars
The January Sky
The February Sky
The March Sky
The April Sky
The May Sky
The June Sky
The July Sky
The August Sky
The September Sky
The October Sky
The November Sky
The December Sky
Beyond The Unaided Eye
The Sun's Family
Meteors: ""Hot Rods"" of the Solar System
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ISBN: 9780671791872
ISBN-10: 0671791877
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st September 1992
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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