Each of the planets in the Solar System is illustrated and described in detail, while the often complex process of locating planets in the night sky is made as simple as possible with unique charts and diagrams. For those new to astronomy, a highly visual introduction explains many of the basic concepts and offers expert advice on the best methods and equipment for observation. A concise glossary explainsany scientific and technical terms used.
* The clearest, most accessible guide to observing and understanding the night sky
* Packed with easy-to-use charts and diagrams for accurate identification of all constellations, stars and planets
* Concise and jargon-free text explains what to look for and where, and describes each feature in detail
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16 Nov 2000
140 x 210mm
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Registered: October 2006 Location: Hertfordshire Posts: 11
Review Date: Sat 7, October, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £12.99| Rating: 9
Excellent for the novice and the more advanced sky watcher.
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This is an excellent little book, little in size but not in content. When its all about what to look at this book covers the entire spectrum, from the planets and their location till 2012 [probably now updated from my copy], the constellations with their highlights, and the Monthly Sky Guides. An invaluable guide to an evenings viewing using naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes.