The Observer's Sky Atlas: With 50 Star Charts Covering the Entire Sky

The Observer's Sky Atlas: With 50 Star Charts Covering the Entire Sky

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By (author) Erich Karkoschka

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 208mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0387485376
  • ISBN 13: 9780387485379
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd ed. 2007
  • Illustrations note: 50 black & white tables, biography
  • Sales rank: 269,160

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This title includes a short introduction to observing, a thorough description of the star charts and tables, a glossary and much more. It is perfect for both the beginner and seasoned observer. It is fully revised edition of a best-selling and highly-praised sky atlas.

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Praise for the previous editions: "the most informative little sky guide in the business." ASTRONOMY "The more experienced observer will find this slim volume useful at the telescope and packed with interesting observing projects." SKY & TELESCOPE

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The Observer's Sky Atlas contains star charts and information for all those who observe the night sky with unaided eyes, with binoculars, or with small telescopes, and also for those who just wish to look at constellations and interesting objects. Equally useful for the beginning observer and the old hand, the atlas presents: - A short introduction into observing the sky and a thorough description of the star charts and tables - Clearly arranged charts of all the stars (to 6th magnitude) visible with the unaided eye - Enlarged chart sections (to 9th magnitude) for binocular observation, highlighting 250 interesting nebulae, galaxies, and stellar clusters This new third edition features: - 32 additional pages with images of all the 250 nebulae covered in the atlas - An updated calendar for the next 20 years - Double star ephemerides from 2005-2020, including updated tables accompanying star charts - Predictions for dates and times of variable star minima/maxima based on recent observations The Observer's Sky Atlas is an indispensable and handy companion for every observer and has already appeared in four languages. Some praise for previous editions: ..".The most informative little sky guide in the business." -Astronomy "The more experienced observer will find this slim volume useful at the telescope and...packed with interesting observing projects." -Sky & Telescope

Table of contents

Explanatory Notes.- Star Charts and Catalog.- Appendices: Brightest Stars; Meteor Showers; Calendar 2004-2022; Nebula Numbers; Nebula Names; Star Names; Constellations; Glossary; Mean and Extreme Values.- Index of Figures and Tables.