The Constellation Observing Atlas [electronic resource] / by Grant Privett, Kevin Jones.

By: Privett, Grant [author.]
Contributor(s): Jones, Kevin [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service)
Material type: TextTextSeries: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XV, 221 p. 121 illus., 111 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461476481Subject(s): Physics | Observations, Astronomical | Astronomy -- Observations | Astronomy | Physics | Astronomy, Observations and Techniques | Popular Science in Astronomy | Física y Astronomía | Física y AstronomíaAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 520 LOC classification: QB4Online resources: Texto completo
Contents:
Introduction: Background and How to Use This Book -- Constellation Maps -- Additional information -- Appendix 1 -- Index.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.
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Introduction: Background and How to Use This Book -- Constellation Maps -- Additional information -- Appendix 1 -- Index.

Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.

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