Philip's Stargazer: Northern Hemisphere

Philip's Stargazer: Northern Hemisphere : The Complete Astromony Map and Guide Pack

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This starter pack for astronomy beginners contains: a 10" planisphere for locating the position of the stars at any time by means of a rotating disc; a star chart showing the night sky in three maps; and a small paperback guide to astronomy with a message from Patrick Moore.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1 pages
  • 258 x 260 x 8mm | 278g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • PHILIP'S
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 1st Revised edition
  • 0540012335
  • 9780540012336

Review Text

An excellent introduction to the night sky for absolute beginners. It comes complete with a booklet on the stars and constellations by Patrick Moore, a wall-sized star chart and a nifty little hand-held device called a planisphere, for getting an idea of what the sky will look like on any chosen night of the year. But one word of warning - the latter only works for latitudes around 51 degrees north (fine for northern Europe, the northern USA and Canada, but not for, say, Australia). (Kirkus UK)show more