StarFinder for Beginners

StarFinder for Beginners

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Turn your eyes to the skies for this starry-eyed spectacular!

Take this practical page-turner on your out-of-this-world adventure to experience cosmic wonders, key constellations, and intergalactic information.??

Packed with crystal-clear visuals, easy-to-read maps, and top tips, you'll have no problems navigating the starry night with this indispensable guide. Discover the most important constellations visible in the Northern Hemisphere, read the amazing stories behind each constellation, recognise the constellations of the zodiac, and experience the Milky Way as never before. Learn how to spot planets, galaxies, and nebulas in our Universe, as mind-blowing patterns in the sky are revealed in unprecedented detail.

With a foreword by British space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock and a glow-in-the-dark night-sky viewer included, StarFinder For Beginners is the total package for budding astronomers and rising stars everywhere.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 15mm | 600g
  • DK CHILDREN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241286832
  • 9780241286838
  • 102,762

Table of contents

1: Foreword
2: The Night Sky


1: Constellations
2: The celestial sphere
3: Star movement
4: Stargazing tips


3: Route 1: The Plough to Leo


1: The Plough
2: Ursa Major
3: Cigar Galaxy
4: Polaris
5: Ursa Minor
6: Booetes
7: Canes Venatici
8: Whirlpool Galaxy
9: Corona Borealis
10: Leo
11: Review route one
12: Find the constellations


4: Route 2: Orion to the Pleiades


1: Orion
2: Orion Nebula
3: Canis Major
4: Canis Minor
5: Winter Triangle
6: Gemini
7: Taurus
8: Crab Nebula
9: The Pleiades
10: Review route two
11: Find the constellations


5: Route 3: Cassiopeia to Aries


1: Cassiopeia
2: Cepheus
3: Perseus
4: Andromeda
5: Andromeda Galaxy
6: Pegasus
7: Stephan's Quintet
8: Aries
9: Review route three
10: Find the constellations


6: Route 4: Cygnus to Serpens Caput


1: Cygnus
2: Lyra
3: Ring Nebula
4: Aquila
5: Summer Triangle
6: Ophiuchus
7: Serpens Cauda
8: Serpens Caput
9: Messier 5
10: Review route four
11: Find the constellations


7: Among the Stars


1: The Moon
2: The Milky Way
3: Planet spotting
4: Shooting stars


8: Glossary
9: Index
10: Acknowledgments
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Review quote

This guide to star spotting is ideal if you want to know how to identify what you see in the sky. * The Week Junior *
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