The Photographic Atlas of the Stars

The Photographic Atlas of the Stars

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The Photographic Atlas of the Stars contains 50, high-quality full color photographs of the entire night sky of the northern and southern hemispheres. Each plate is accompanied by a star map of the identical area, which identifies the main stars of the constituent constellations as well as other interesting astronomical objects. In addition to this detail, Sir Patrick Moore has written a commentary for each plate that highlights the stars and objects of interest to observers equipped with binoculars and that includes detailed tabular information on astronomical objects of the region. The resulting double-page spread provides an invaluable reference for the amateur astronomer, detailing the constellations and other heavenly bodies of interest that are observable with the naked eye, binoculars, or a small telescope.

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Presents the whole of the night sky in 45 color photographs taken through a 33mm lens, so that the field of view is similar to that of the naked eye. Each photograph is accompanied on the facing page by a map based on a negative print of that photograph, labeled to show the main stars of the constellations. These double-page spreads are preceded by commentary (written by author and BBC broadcaster Patrick Moore) and by tables which provide details of bright stars, double-stars, variable stars and deep-sky objects that may be seen with the naked eye or through binoculars. 11.75x8.5. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., 1997
ISBN: 9780750303781
0750303786
Characteristics: 220 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 x 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Moore, Patrick
Doherty, Paul 1947-

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