The Star Guide: Learn How To Read The Night Sky Star By Star

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More than 150 full-color photographs and illustrations capture the spectacular wonder and drama of space More than 60 easy-to-read color star charts guide you star by star and month by month through the winter, spring, summer, and fall skies Reference pages and feature boxes provide further background information A practical, high-quality planisphere (star-finder), pictured above, lets you identify the stars overhead at any given time on any day of the year Informative, clear, easy-to-use and lavishly illustrated, The Star Guide puts the Universe at your fingertips and lets you learn about the heavens through actual observation.

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The Star Guide The Star Guide is for everyone who has marveled at the beauty of the night sky and wanted to know more about the stars. User-friendly and thoroughly up to date, The Star Guide demystifies astronomy and gives you all the information you need to appreciate the wonders of the Universe — from the explosive birth of a star to an eclipse to a cloudy nebula. It reflects the latest findings by the world's astronomers, as well as by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Magellan probe to Venus. Totally visual and completely accessible, the guide features easy-to-follow star charts and a high-quality planisphere to help you locate the major constellations. Moreover, The Star Guide relies on the user's observations made with binoculars and the naked eye. Novice astronomers are taken through the orbits of the planets of the solar system as well as to stars beyond. Written with clarity and infectious enthusiasm by best-selling science writer Robin Kerrod, and illustrated with more than 150 full-color photos and drawings, The Star Guide offers an uncomplicated and unconventional means of space exploration. A specially devised visual cross-referencing system provides easy access to information and to explanations of terms and concepts. Feature boxes explain scientific theory and both recent and ancient astronomical history. Discussion and analysis of the astronomer's tools are also included in this comprehensive sourcebook. You'll find advice on how to use binoculars, telescopes, computers, and cameras in your astronomical observations. With its spectacular color art, planisphere, and vividly descriptive style, The Star Guide is an informative, entertaining, and fascinating journey through the cosmos.

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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the international bestselling guide to the night sky puts the universe at your fingertips, featuring more than 60 easy-to-read color star chart that map the heavens—month by month and season by season—as different stars and constellation come and go.

  • Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, The Star Guide is expertly written by one of the world’s leading writers on astronomy and space.
  • The high-quality planisphere is an invaluable tool for following the stars and constellations visible every hour of every night of the year.
  • Backing up visual observations of the night sky, special information sections provides essential reading to help understand the nature of stars and galaxies and what makes the universe tick.
  • Spectacular new images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are the highlights of more than 150 full-color photographs that provide a stunning backdrop to this unparalleled study of the night sky.

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