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Astronomy of the Milky Way: The Observer's Guide to the Southern/Northern Sky Parts 1 and 2

Series: Astronomy of the Milky Way

By: Mike Inglis

2 volume set


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #159030 | ISBN: 1852337435
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About this book

One of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way. It spans the entire sky and can be seen every night of the year from anywhere on Earth. This is the first book that deals specifically with what can be seen within the Milky Way from a practical observer's point of view. Astronomy of the Milky Way covers every constellation that the Milky Way passes through, and describes in detail the many objects that can be found therein, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and galactic clusters, and galaxies. It also describes the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself.


Part 1: Preface; Introduction/ How to use this book; The Milky Way - January to February; The Milky Way - March to April; The Milky Way - May to June; Appendices; Books; Societies.- Part 2: Preface; A Plea to the Converted - The Peril of Light Pollution/How to use this book; The Milky Way - July to August; The Milky Way - September to October; The Milky Way - November to December; Appendices; Astronomical Co-ordinates Systems; Magnitudes; Stellar Classification; Light Filters; Star Clusters; Double Stars; Star Colours.

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