Stars and Planets

Stars and Planets

Book - 2002
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Authoritative text, charts and diagrams, photographs, and a systematic approach make DK's Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars and Planets the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to observing the night sky.

Each planet is illustrated and described in detail, with location charts and diagrams and a month-by-month guide to interesting features of the night sky. All 88 constellations are examined, along with objects they contain, such as notable stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. For those new to astronomy, a highly visual introduction explains many basic concepts and offers expert advice on the best methods and equipment for observation.

This book is one of a series covering plants, animals, and other natural phenomena from around the world and is published in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Publisher: London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Edition: 2nd American ed
ISBN: 9780789489883
Branch Call Number: 523
Characteristics: 224 pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm


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Mar 13, 2018

If you are interested in our solar system's planets - This book is ideal for you.

Dec 30, 2010

Concise. Covers the solar system (when Pluto was still considered a "real" planet), as well as constellations. It lists features of interest in each constellation, and whether they can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The sky charts cover both the northern and southern skies.


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