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- DescriptionThe perfect starter astromy guide to night viewing. 101 Objects to See in the Night Sky is a fun and practical guide to identifying and observing 101 of the most fascinating and exciting sights in the rthern night sky. Designed for newcomers to astromy, the book explains what can be seen using the naked eye, biculars or a telescope. In the book, professional astromer Robin Scagell shows the vice astromer where to look in the sky to see a particular object, or group of objects or sights. They may be a planet, its rings or satellites, a series of lunar craters, a constellation, asteroids, meteors, a nebula, galaxy or star cluster, for example. He describes the object in detail and gives observing tips to improve viewing skills. Informative Where to find it instructions and What you'll see explanations for each object give night sky viewers an extra hand. A concise fact file is provided for each object, and readers can award themselves points for their skill in finding the object, with higher scores given for spotting the night sky's more elusive or hard-to-see features. The book is organized by season -- winter, spring, summer, fall -- with an opening section on things you need to kw, such as marker objects (for example, Sirius, the brightest star in winter's night sky) and how to use them to search beyond. It also covers such topics as asteroids and dwarf planets, ctilucent clouds, rthern lights, the International Space Station, sunspots, eclipses and much more. 101 Objects to See in the Night Sky is an ideal guide for astromy vices and classrooms.
- Author BiographyRobin Scagell is a long-serving vice president of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy. A lifelong stargazer, he has worked as an observer and photographer, and as a journalist has edited a wide range of popular-interest magazines. Robin is the author of several popular astronomy books, and has contributed to many other publications. He often appears on television, commenting on events in space and astronomy, and runs an astronomical picture agency.
- Author(s)Robin Scagell
- PublisherFirefly Books
- Date of Publication23/10/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPopular Science
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFirefly Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight417 g
- Width147 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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