Philip's Astronomy Pack (Northern Hemisphere): "Philip's Star Finder", "Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope", "Philip's Star Chart", "Philip's 51.5 North Planisphere"

Philip's Astronomy Pack (Northern Hemisphere): "Philip's Star Finder", "Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope", "Philip's Star Chart", "Philip's 51.5 North Planisphere"

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This kit contains "Philip's Star Finder", "Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope", "Philip's Star Chart", and "Philip's 51.5oN Planisphere". "Philips Star Finder" is a month-by-month calendar for stargazers in the northern hemisphere. Twelve aspect charts show the position of stars and other celestial objects in both northerly and southerly directions for each month of the year. The introduction explains the basic facts that observers need to know: the apparent motions of the stars, seasonal changes, star brightnesses, the nature of the Milky Way, and how the night sky is represented on maps. In addition, location tables are provided for the four planets bright enough to be seen easily from the Earth with the naked eye: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. "Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope" reveals what to expect from a telescope and how to choose the right one, and gives straightforward explanations of how they work, and how to progress from first-time user to hobby observer.It gives practical help for setting up and using any telescope, and provides lists of objects to look at with different sizes of telescope, from both town and country, including the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, stars, clusters, variable stars, double stars, novae and supernovae, nebulae and galaxies."Philip's Star Chart" shows the stars of the night sky in three maps: the northern and southern hemispheres and the equatorial region. All stars visible with the naked eye are shown, with fainter star clusters and nebulae marked for observers with binoculars or small telescopes. The text explains how to locate stars all through the year, from any latitude. "Philip's 51.5oN Planisphere" is a practical starfinder for locating the positions of stars and constellations at any hour in the year.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 1 pages
  • 304 x 335 x 26mm | 1,090g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • PHILIP'S
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0540080861
  • 9780540080861