Night Sky

Night Sky : Stargazing with the Naked Eye

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Can you spot the Big Dipper in the night sky? Or Orion's Belt? Or Cassiopeia? Even in cities, and without the aid of a telescope, these are a few of the easier constellations to find. In fact, a great deal can be seen in the night sky with the naked eye - if you know what you're looking for. Night Sky presents 200 colour photographs of stunning nocturnal vistas all visible to the naked eye. From the majesty of the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) as seen from Norway or Canada, and the Southern Lights (Aurora australis) as seen from Australia, to seeing the clarity of the Milky Way over an Italian forest, from witnessing a lunar eclipse in Indonesia to charting the course of the International Space Station across the Indian night, and from seeing a Geminid meteor shower in New Mexico to recognizing the Great Bear (Ursa Major) constellation over New England, the book is a feast of nocturnal delights. Where necessary, additional inset photographs indicate the formation of a constellation.
Presented in a landscape format and with 200 outstanding colour photographs supported by fascinating captions, Night Sky is a stunning collection of images.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 296 x 219 x 31mm | 1,482g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photographs; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782749187
  • 9781782749189
  • 1,349,493

Table of contents


Supermoon rising over Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England
Aurora Borealis over Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Watching the Northern Lights, Jokulsarlon, Iceland
Moon, Venus, Pleiades and Hyades over Kiruna, Sweden
Aurora Borealis over Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland
Snow Moon, Lofoten Islands, Norway
Aurora Borealis over Sommaroy Bridge, Norway
Dance of the Northern Lights, Lofoten Islands, Norway
Intense aurora, Lofoten Islands, Norway
Road to the Northern Lights, Norway
Venus and reflection over Kald Fjord, Kvaloya, Norway
Milky Way above mountains, Norway
Venus and crescent moon, Lapland, Finland
Milky Way over Tatra mountains, Poland
Milky Way, over the Carpathians, Ukraine
Milky way over Lake Elton, Russia
Star trails above Enisala Fortress, Dobrogea, Romania
Perseid Meteors above the Beglik dam, Bulgaria
Fairy chimneys at night with stars in the sky, Cappadocia, Turkey
Milky Way, Mount Olympus, Greece
Braies Lake, South Tyrol, Italy
Orion over Colma di Sormano, Como, Italy
Milky Way over Sibillini Mountains National Park, Le Marche, Italy
Milky Way on summer night, Dolomites, Italy
Milky way over the desert of Bardenas, Spain
Night Sky over the Matterhorn, The Alps, Switzerland
Orion over Ves chapel, Vosges, France
Stars over Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Starry sky over Mont Blanc Range, Lac de Chesery, France/Italy/Switzerland
Cassiopeia and Milky Way reflected in Garreg-ddu reservoir, Elan Valley, Wales
Eclipsed Moon and Mars, Munich, Germany
Geminid Meteor over Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
International Space Station over Severn Bridge, England/Wales
Venus, Mars and Jupiter in conjunction, Isle of Portland, England
Ursa Major over Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England
Milky Way over St Michaels Mount, Cornwall, England
Moon and Venus, St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England
Super Blue Moon Rise, Wiltshire, England
Orion and Pleiades over Martinsell Hill, Wiltshire, England
The Great Bear over Avebury, Wiltshire, England
Regulus, Castor, Pollux and Procyon, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Moonrise on Lundy, Devon, England
Fireball over Clatteringshaws Loch, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

North America
Milky Way over Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada
Aurora Borealis, Greenland
Milky Way over Kathleen Lake & the St Elias Mountains, Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada
Milky Way, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
Northern Lights over North Saskatchewan Landing school, Kyle, Canada
The Milky Way over the Oxtongue Rapids, Muskoka, Canada
Supermoon rising over Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 13 November 2016
Hale-Bopp Comet and Northern Lights, Alaska
Stars above East Twin peak, Alaska
Aurora Borealis, Fort Greely, Alaska
Milky Way over Crater Lake, Oregon, USA
Total solar eclipse, Ritter, Oregon, USA
Baily's beads, total solar eclipse, Ritter, Oregon
People watching and photographing total solar eclipse, Madras, Oregon, USA
Hale Bopp comet and Mauna Kea observatories, Hawaii
Badwater Basin, Death Valley, California, USA
Milky Way over Red Rock Canyon, California, USA
Milky Way and Saturn, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Star Trails, Mono Lake, California, USA
Moon ring, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Orion, Sirius and Jupiter over June Lake, California, USA
Night Sky over Golden Gate Bridge, California, USA
Milky Way over Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
Geminid meteor shower over the Very Large Array radio telescope, Magdalena, New Mexico, USA
Annular Eclipse over New Mexico, USA, 20 May, 2012
Crescent moon and Venus over downtown St. Louis, Missouri, USA
View from Clingman's Dome at night, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA
Milky Way over Hunting Island, South Carolina, USA
Milky Way over New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA
Milky Way over Cape Romano dome house, Florida, USA
A panoramic view of the Milky Way Galaxy over Stage Harbor Lighthouse at Hardings Beach in Chatham,
Massachusetts, USA

South America
Star Trails, Atacama, Chile
Llano del Hato National Astronomical Observatory, Merida state, Venezuela
Ologa, Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
Tungurahua Volcano, Colombian Andes, Ecuador
Chimborazo, Ecuador
Milky Way over Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Ishinca base camp, Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Milky Way over Mount Auzangate, Cordilliera Vilcanota, Peru
Flyby of the International Space Station (ISS), Pedra Azul and Venda Nova do Imigrante, Espirito Santo
State, Brazil
Leblon Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Milky Way core rising behind Pedra Azul, Espirito Santo state, Brazil
Milky Way over Jalapao State Park, Brazil
Golden Tree, Cerrado Biome, Brazil
Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds over Uyuni the salt flats, Bolivia
Zodiacal light over Uyuni Salt farm, Bolivia
Lake and Cuernos mountains, Torres del Paine, Chile
Ice penitentes on a high-altitude plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile
Centaurus above the European Southern Observatory's telescope at La Silla Observatory, Chile European Southern Observatory, Chile
Star trails above Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory, Chile
Star trails over ALMA radio astronomy antennas, Chile
Meteor and crescent moon over Pan de Azucar National Park, Chile
Moai at moonrise, Easter Island, Chile
Moonrise over Lauca National Park, Chile
Milky Way over Cerro Armazones, Chile
Aurora australis, Valley of the Moon, Chile
Moon over Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
Moonrise over the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina Moon and Venus over Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fitz Roy Massif and Glacial Lake, Patagonian Cordillera, Chile Comet McNaught over Patagonia, Argentina
Four planets over the Atlantic, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lunar halo, Punta Piedras, Argentina
Milky Way over Iguazu Falls at night, Argentina
Scorpius over Mercedes, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Milky Way and southern twilight, Pebble Island, Falkland Islands

Milky Way framed by a Cave, Wellington, New Zealand
Partial solar eclipse through bushfire smoke over Broken Bay, Sydney, Australia
Venus and Jupiter in conjunction over Uluru, Australia
Milky Way over Shipwreck Coast, Victoria, Australia
The Pinnacles at night, Nambung National Park, Western Australia
Milky Way over Uluru, Australia
Comet Lovejoy over the Southern Ocean, Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia
Comet McNaught over the outback, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Night Sky above Fog, Wellington, New Zealand
Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds over Wainuiomata coast, New Zealand
Milky Way and Jupiter, Whangapoua Beach, New Zealand
Total solar eclipse, Northern Cook Islands
Moonset, Brooklyn Wind Turbine, Wellington, New Zealand
Milky way over Castle Rock, Castlepoint, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Moonrise over Lake Tasman, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Milky Way and Canopus, Cape Palliser, New Zealand
Aurora Australis, Wellington, New Zealand
Milky Way, Cable Bay, New Zealand
Aurora Australis, Queenstown, New Zealand
Milky Way, Tasman Valley, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Milky Way, Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Asia, Middle East, Far East
Orion, Sirius and Canopus over the Bay of Bengal from Ngapali, Myanmar
Night sky over Gunung Bromo, Java, Indonesia
Orion from Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Stars over Tioman Island, Malaysia
The Milky Way above Lam Isu Reservoir, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Milky Way over Koh Hai Island, Thailand
Orion, Sirius and Canopus over the Bay of Bengal from Ngapali, Myanmar
Geminid meteor shower, Yunnan province, China
Orion and Sirius rise above the Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, China
Crescent Moon, Venus and Saturn, Patan, Nepal
Orion rises above Himalayas, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, Lake Namtso, Tibet, China
Milky Way over Namgyal Tsemo Gompa Buddhist monastery in Leh, Ladakh, India
Milky Way over Leh city in Leh Ladakh, India
Milky Way over Chandratal Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India
Sirius in Canis Major and Orion above Alborz Mountains, Iran
Leaked rocket fuel over Alborz Mountains, Iran
Milky Way over Garmeh Oasis, Dasht-e Kavir, Iran
Observing Leo, Um Frouth rock arch, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Milky Way, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn over Wadi Rum, Jordan

Milky Way over the Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar
Night Sky over Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Stars of constellation Centaurus, Tassili National Park, Algeria
Milky Way over Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Pyramids at night, Giza, Egypt
Milky Way and Large Magellanic Cloud over Mount Kilimanjaro, viewed from Amboseli, Kenya Masai Tribesman under Milky Way, Kenya
Milky Way over Acacia Tree, Masai Mara, Kenya
Large Magellanic Cloud over Masai Mara, Kenya
Night sky over Mount Kilimanjaro, viewed from Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Quiver Trees and Three Galaxies, Keetmanshoop, Namibia
Milky Way over Dead Vlei, Soussvlei, Namibia
Star trails, Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Baobab trees and Milky Way, Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana
Milky Way over the Southern African Large Telescope, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Comet McNaught Cape Town South Africa
Night sky over Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga, South Africa

A solar eclipse
A Lunar month
Star Charts

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Review quote

'Not just about stars and planets and distant galaxies and the infinitude of space, Night Sky is also about the earthly landscapes from which such visions can be seen. You'll do well to find many more arresting images than these.' -- Marcus Berkmann * Daily Mail *
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About Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CENV CSCI MCIWEM is a Chartered Natural Scientist and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. He chases elusive astronomical phenomena around the world and leads landscape astrophotography tours and courses in Britain and overseas.
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