The Monthly Sky Guide

The Monthly Sky Guide

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The ninth edition of Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion's famous guide to the night sky is updated with planet positions and forthcoming eclipses to the end of the year 2017. It contains twelve chapters describing the main sights visible in each month of the year, providing an easy-to-use companion for anyone wanting to identify prominent stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies; to watch out for meteor showers ('shooting stars'); or to follow the movements of the four brightest planets, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Most of the sights described are visible to the naked eye and all are within reach of binoculars or a small telescope. This revised and updated edition includes sections on observing the Moon and the planets, with a comprehensive Moon map. The Monthly Sky Guide offers a clear and simple introduction to the skies of the northern hemisphere for beginners of all ages.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 64 colour illus.
  • 113960449X
  • 9781139604499

About Ian Ridpath

Ian Ridpath is an English astronomy writer and broadcaster, who is also the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas. He is a recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Klumpke-Roberts Award for outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy. For more information about Ian Ridpath's books, talks, and other interests, visit his personal website, ianridpath.com. Wil Tirion is a Dutch celestial cartographer, widely regarded as the world's leading exponent of this art. He is author of The Cambridge Star Atlas and Sky Atlas 2000.0.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Finding your way; Observing the planets; Observing the Moon; Moon charts; January; February; March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; November; December; Index.show more

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