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    DescriptionA beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction to stargazing will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky. Using easy-to-find stars, all of which are visible without any specialized equipment, the author introduces the beginner to each season's major constellations. Simple 'signpost' star maps guide the reader around the sky.The book has been written in non-technical language by Robin Scagell, a keen popularizer of astronomy, and is suitable for newcomers to astronomy of all ages. In addition to the star maps and seasonal guides, it includes interesting facts about our Solar System, comets, meteors and the Universe. A colourful and entertaining book, Philip's Guide to Northern Constellations is an excellent introduction to stargazing.Main map scale:

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    Guide to Northern Constellations
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 52 g
    ISBN 13: 9780540084531
    ISBN 10: 0540084530

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: WNX, PGM
    LC classification: QB63
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    BIC subject category V2: PGG
    DC22: 523.8
    BISAC V2.8: NAT033000, SCI004000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WNX, PGM, PGG
    Octopus Publishing Group
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    Publication date
    22 March 2004
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    Author Information
    Robin Scagell is a long-serving Vice President of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy. A lifelong stargazer, he has worked as an observer and photographer, and as a journalist has edited a wide range of popular-interest magazines. Robin is the author of several popular astronomy books, and has contributed to many other publications. He has been awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting in recognition of his many appearances on TV and radio talking about astronomy and space.