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Philip S. Harrington
Star Watch
The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning About over 125 Celestial Objects.

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Your Passport to the Universe

The night sky is alive with many wonders - distant planets, vast star clusters, glowing nebulae, and expansive galaxies, all waiting to be explored. Let respected astronomy writer Philip Harrington introduce you to the universe in Star Watch, a complete beginner’s guide to locating, observing, and understanding these celestial objects. You’ll start by identifying the surface features of the Moon, the banded cloud tops of Jupiter, the stunning rings of Saturn, and other members of our solar system. Then you’ll venture out beyond our solar system, where you’ll learn tips and tricks for finding outstanding deep-sky objects from stars to galaxies, including the entire Messier catalog - a primary goal of every serious beginner.

Star Watch features a detailed physical description of each target, including size, distance, and structure, as well as concise directions for locating the objects, handy finder charts, hints on the best times to view each object, and descriptions of what you’ll really see through a small telescope or binoculars and with the naked eye.

Star Watch will transport you to the farthest depths of space - and return you as a well-traveled, experienced stargazer.

Table of Contents
  • Preface.
  • Acknowledgments.
  • Your Passport to the Stars.
  • The Moon
  • The Planets and Asteroids.
  • The Sun.
  • The Deep Sky.
  • Spring Sky Windows.
  • Summer Sky Windows.
  • Autumn Sky Windows.
  • Winter Sky Windows.
  • Epilogues: Afterthoughts.
  • Appendix A. The Constellations.
  • Appendix B. Planets 2003-2015.
  • Appendix C. The Messier Catalog Plus.
  • Bibliography and References.
  • Glossary.
  • Index.

Der Autor
Philip S. Harrington holds degrees in mechanical engineering and science education. As a contributing editor for Astronomy magazine, he writes reviews of astronomical equipment as well as a monthly column on binocular astronomy. He is the author of the three previous editions of Star Ware as well as Star Watch, Touring the Universe through Binoculars, and Eclipse!

Wiley & Sons, 2003, 312 S.
15,90 Euro
ISBN: 978-0-471-41804-7

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