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The Stargazer's Handbook Hardcover – 28 Feb 2008

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Books (28 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184724145X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847241450
  • Product Dimensions: 31.1 x 3.2 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,024,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. Illustrated with 400- remarkable astronomical images, and written for the compete beginner, you don't need a degree in astrophysics - or even a telescope - to get the most from this book: just a pair of binoculars and dark night skies.
The Stargazer's Handbook painlessly provides the newcomer with all they need to know to unveil the heavens in four simple sections. Part one introduces the night sky and explains the basics of astronomy, from coordinate systems to naming conventions. In part two, we venture into the solar system, exploring the Moon before moving on to Mercury, Venus and Mars; Jupiter and its moons; Saturn and its rings, and beyond.
Travelling deeper into space in part three, we survey all 88 constellations, and learn of their mythology, history and the cosmology behind them. Here are some of the most astonishing sights in the universe: hypergiant suns, stellar nurseries, blazing nebulae and swirling galaxies. Each of these constellations is introduced with a photorealistic portrait twinned with a clearly labelled and annotated star map to make identification incredibly easy, while further photographs and close-up star maps zoom in on areas of particular interest. Finally, part four features monthly sky maps for both northern and southern hemispheres which will guide your viewing and help you to navigate the cosmos.
A dazzling tour of space, The Stargazer's Handbook offers you everything you need to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A comprehensive beginner's guide to the night sky.
Illustrated with 400 of the most striking and up-to-date astronomical images, The Stargazer's Handbook reveals the treasures of the cosmos - what they are, where they are, and how to see them. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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