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Constellations
by Giles Sparrow


Overview - Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesa their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesa their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer.

Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsa star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781623650889
  • ISBN-10: 1623650887
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 1 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.74 pounds


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