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The Concise Atlas of the Stars [Spiral-bound]

Serge Brunier
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13 Oct 2005
This guide to the night sky makes it simple and easy to pinpoint specific stars and identify them by name. It uses transparent overlays and page-sized images of the night sky to identify stars, nebulas, galaxies and 15 of the most interesting constellations. Each major constellation is presented as a double page spread with a transparent overlay. Details include: Name of constellation; Location, luminosity, dimensions; Best season to observe; History and characteristics; Map of the constellation and its surroundings; Transparency showing the outline of the constellation and its surrounding stars; and Full page night sky photograph of the constellation. A wiro-binding (concealed within a hardback spine) allows the book to open flat at any page to keep the hands free for adjusting a telescope or viewing equipment. Attractively illustrated with clear star maps and spectacular photographs, this is an accurate and handy reference to the night sky.

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  • Spiral-bound: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd; Spi edition (13 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554070759
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554070756
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,610,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Genius, sheer genius... entrancing full-page photographs overlain by transparency pages that label the stars... takes the frustration out of stargazing.--Lisa Parsons"Concord Hippo" (12/15/2005)

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Format:Spiral-bound
I hesitated before buying it, even second-hand, as I thought it looked a little childish, but I'd very much recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the night sky.

Only covers maybe 20 constellations, and some of those are southern-hemisphere only (so I can't see them from the UK) - but the author's enthusiasm, the detail about features you can find around the constellations, and the very well thought-out presentation style make it an excellent book.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A good starting point 12 Jan 2013
By SwedTank - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This book is a good starting point for beginning, but it you're looking for something more advance, this probably isn't for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great resource 6 Oct 2008
By SarahRox - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This is a great star atlas for anyone who likes to look at the sky at night.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Concise Atlas of the Stars 10 Jan 2007
By Diane L. Bunker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound
Excellent book for boating people who are looking at the stars and want to learn more.
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