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Peterson Field Guides #4: A Field Guide to Stars and Planets

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Synopsis:

The fourth edition of this best-selling field guide has been completely revised and updated to include the latest information from leading astronomical sources. All the time-sensitive material is new and valid through 2017: solar eclipses, phases of the moon, positions of the planets, and more. Twenty-four Monthly Sky Maps, all newly revised and in color, show exactly what you'll see when facing north or south in the night sky. Fifty-two Atlas Charts, also revised and in color, cover the entire sky, including close-ups of areas of special interest such as the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula. The hundreds of thousands of devoted users of the previous editions of this guide have been eagerly awaiting this new volume so they can continue to enjoy their hobby in the coming decades.

About the Author

'Wil Tirion, is this generation\'s foremost celestial cartographer.Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Professor Pasachoff has done extensive research on the solar corona at total eclipses and has been on 29 eclipse expeditions. He has also used a wide variety of telescopes around the world. He is the author of popular textbooks on astronomy and on other science subjects. He has twice been chair of the Astronomy Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is the chair of the Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union and the U.S. national representative to the IAU\'s Commission on the Teaching of Astronomy.Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world\'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides®are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.'

Table of Contents

Editorand#8217;s Note v Acknowledgments vi List of Tables and Appendixes x How to Use This Book 1

1. A First Look at the Sky 7 2. A Tour of the Sky 21 3. The Monthly Sky Maps 46 4. The Constellations 126 5. Stars, Nebulae, and Galaxies 144 6. Double and Variable Stars 194 7. Atlas of the Sky 209 8. The Moon 348 9. Finding the Planets 385 10. Observing the Planets 418 11. Comets 455 12. Asteroids 463 13. Meteors and Meteor Showers 467 14. Observing the Sun 474 15. Coordinates, Time, and Calendars 495 16. Telescopes and Binoculars 503

Appendixes 512 Glossary 548 Bibliography 557 Index 563

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395934326
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Tirion, Wil
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Planets
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Observers' manuals
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Peterson Field Guides(R)
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
All the time-sensitive material in this
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 x 1.19 in 1.5 lb

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The fourth edition of this best-selling field guide has been completely revised and updated to include the latest information from leading astronomical sources. All the time-sensitive material is new and valid through 2017: solar eclipses, phases of the moon, positions of the planets, and more. Twenty-four Monthly Sky Maps, all newly revised and in color, show exactly what you'll see when facing north or south in the night sky. Fifty-two Atlas Charts, also revised and in color, cover the entire sky, including close-ups of areas of special interest such as the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula. The hundreds of thousands of devoted users of the previous editions of this guide have been eagerly awaiting this new volume so they can continue to enjoy their hobby in the coming decades.
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