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Burnhams Celestial Handbook Volume 2 Rev Edition

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Chamaeleon Through Orion
While there are many books on stars, there is only one Celestial Handbook. Now completely revised through 1977, this unique and necessary reference is available once again to guide amateur and advanced astronomers in their knowledge and enjoyment of the stars.

After an extensive introduction in Volume I, which gives the beginner enough information to follow about 80 percent of the body of the material, the author gives comprehensive coverage to the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system that are within the range of telescopes in the two- to twelve-inch range.

The objects are grouped according to the constellations in which they appear. Each constellation is divided into four subject sections: list of double and multiple stars; list of variable stars; list of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; and descriptive notes. For each object the author gives names, celestial coordinates, classification, and full physical description. These, together with a star atlas, will help you find and identify almost every object of interest.

But the joy of the book is the descriptive notes that follow. They cover history, unusual movements or appearances, and currently accepted explanations of such visible phenomena as white dwarfs, novae and supernovae, cepheids, mira-type variables, dark nebulae, gaseous nebulae, eclipsing binary stars, the large Magellanic cloud, the evolution of a star cluster, and hundreds of other topics, many of which are difficult to find in one place. Hundreds of charts and other visual aids are included to help in identification. Over 300 photographs capture the objects and, in themselves, are works of beauty that reflect the enthusiasm that star gazers have for their subject.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive coverage of the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system. Volume II of the three-volume work contains entries from Chamaeleon to Orion.

Synopsis:

Volume II of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Chamaeleon to Orion. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition.

Synopsis:

Volume II of this comprehensive three-part guide to the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Chamaeleon through Orion. Objects are grouped according to constellation, and their definitions feature names, coordinates, classifications, and physical descriptions. Additional notes offer fascinating historical information. Hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition.

Synopsis:

A unique and necessary reference for amateurs and professionals alike, with comprehensive coverage of the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system--but within the range of two- to twelve-inch telescopes. The objects are grouped according to the constellations in which they appear, and their definitions feature names, celestial coordinates, classification, and a full physical description, along with hundreds of charts, photographs, and other visual aids. These, together with a star atlas, will assist stargazers at every level of experience in finding and identifying celestial objects. This volume, Volume II of a three-volume set, continues the alphabetical list of constellations, with entries from Chameleon to Orion. Also available are Volume I, an introduction and the beginning of the list of constellations from Andromeda to Cetus; and Volume III, which completes the sequence, from Pavo to Vulpecula, and includes an index. 1977 ed.

Table of Contents

CHAMAELEON

CIRCINUS

COLUMBA

COMA BERENICES

CORONA AUSTRALIS

CORONA BOREALIS

CORVUS

CRATER

CRUX

CYGNUS

DELPHINUS

DORADO

DRACO

EQUULEUS

ERIDANUS

FORNAX

GEMINI

GRUS

HERCULES

HOROLOGIUM

HYDRA

HYDRUS

INDUS

LACERTA

LEO

LEO MINOR

LEPUS

LIBRA

LUPUS

LYNX

LYRA

MENSA

MICROSCOPIUM

MUSCA

NORMA

OCTANS

OPHIUCHUS

ORION

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486235684
Author:
Burnham, Robert
Author:
Luft, Herbert A.
Author:
Space
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy-Handbooks and Guides
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Astronomy
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19780231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
700
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 2.17 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This comprehensive coverage of the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system. Volume II of the three-volume work contains entries from Chamaeleon to Orion.

"Synopsis" by ,
Volume II of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Chamaeleon to Orion. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition.

"Synopsis" by ,
Volume II of this comprehensive three-part guide to the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Chamaeleon through Orion. Objects are grouped according to constellation, and their definitions feature names, coordinates, classifications, and physical descriptions. Additional notes offer fascinating historical information. Hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition.
"Synopsis" by , A unique and necessary reference for amateurs and professionals alike, with comprehensive coverage of the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system--but within the range of two- to twelve-inch telescopes. The objects are grouped according to the constellations in which they appear, and their definitions feature names, celestial coordinates, classification, and a full physical description, along with hundreds of charts, photographs, and other visual aids. These, together with a star atlas, will assist stargazers at every level of experience in finding and identifying celestial objects. This volume, Volume II of a three-volume set, continues the alphabetical list of constellations, with entries from Chameleon to Orion. Also available are Volume I, an introduction and the beginning of the list of constellations from Andromeda to Cetus; and Volume III, which completes the sequence, from Pavo to Vulpecula, and includes an index. 1977 ed.
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