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Collins Gem - Stars Paperback – 4 Jan 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; New edition edition (4 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0004724747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0004724744
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 8.9 x 12.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,299,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Collins Gem Stars' provides details of all 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, complete with star charts and a star atlas of the entire sky, ideal for practical observation of the stars throughout the world all year round.

• Features individual charts for all 88 constellations
• Describes the brightest stars and main objects of interest to be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes
• Includes a star atlas of the entire sky and charts the stars visible each season

About the Author

Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion are authors of the Collins Pocket Guide to Stars and Planets and The Monthly Sky Guide (CUP). Ian is editor of Norton’s Star Atlas and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy, and author of Star Tales. Wil is author of Sky Atlas 2000.0.


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By A Customer on 1 May 2002
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Excellent reference, even for more seasoned astronomers (so I'm told). Concise, clear maps, as expected from Wil Tirion who also created the charts for Star Atlas 2000.
The basic layout is perfect, with seasonal maps of the celestial sphere, followed by sections and maps for each individual constellation and descriptions of their points of interest (Messier objects, etc.)
Lastly, it fits in your top pocket and is dirt cheap. What more could you want?
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8e7fa8b8) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
HASH(0x8c0cf9c0) out of 5 stars Amazingly good for a shirt-pocket Star Atlas. 5 May 2003
By Tetenterre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This little "gem" is often overlooked by serious astronomers, but its small format (8cm x 11.5cm) gives you a star atlas in your shirt pocket! Separate chart for each constellation, down to mag 5. Lots of DSOs, including the Messiers, are marked. Recommended!
HASH(0x8c3177c8) out of 5 stars Amazing little book 8 Mar. 2006
By Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Essentially a high quality sky atlas in a small but highly readable format, including a listing and short discussion of the objects that are interesting in each of the 88 constellations.

Highly recommended!
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