StarFinder for Beginners

StarFinder for Beginners

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With a foreword by Maggie Aderin-Pocock, budding astronomers will love this stunning, new approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere, StarFinder for Beginners makes the night sky easier to navigate than ever before.From discovering the constellations of the Zodiac to learning about the real-life milky way, StarFinder for Beginners will take kids on an exciting journey through the night star. This simplest-ever guide to star hopping uses easy-to-spot stars to create a route around the night sky's most famous constellations. With four paths across the sky, StarFinder for Beginners gradually builds up your knowledge of more than 20 northern-hemisphere constellations. Hunt for the starts that will lead you from one constellation to the next and see the patterns in the sky unfold before your eyes. Discover the fascinating stories behind each constellation and learn to spot some of the stunning planets, galaxies, and nebulas in our Universe. StarFinder for Beginners comes complete with a glow-in-the-dark night-sky viewer, perfect for any budding stargazers to practice their new knowledge of the stars.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 220 x 283 x 12mm | 606g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241286832
  • 9780241286838
  • 425,259

Table of contents

1: Foreword2: The Night Sky1: Constellations2: The celestial sphere3: Star movement4: Stargazing tips3: Route 1: The Plough to Leo1: The Plough2: Ursa Major3: Cigar Galaxy4: Polaris5: Ursa Minor6: Bootes7: Canes Venatici8: Whirlpool Galaxy9: Corona Borealis10: Leo11: Review route one12: Find the constellations4: Route 2: Orion to the Pleiades1: Orion2: Orion Nebula3: Canis Major4: Canis Minor5: Winter Triangle6: Gemini7: Taurus8: Crab Nebula9: The Pleiades10: Review route two11: Find the constellations5: Route 3: Cassiopeia to Aries1: Cassiopeia2: Cepheus3: Perseus4: Andromeda5: Andromeda Galaxy6: Pegasus7: Stephan's Quintet8: Aries9: Review route three10: Find the constellations6: Route 4: Cygnus to Serpens Caput1: Cygnus2: Lyra3: Ring Nebula4: Aquila5: Summer Triangle6: Ophiuchus7: Serpens Cauda8: Serpens Caput9: Messier 510: Review route four11: Find the constellations7: Among the Stars1: The Moon2: The Milky Way3: Planet spotting4: Shooting stars8: Glossary9: Index10: Acknowledgments
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