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Planisphere and Starfinder: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Night Sky

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By: Carole Stott(Author), Giles Sparrow(Author)

128 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, includes planisphere

Dorling Kindersley

Hardback | Oct 2013 | #207972 | ISBN-13: 9781409335061
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $20/€17 approx

About this book

This is the complete beginner's guide to navigating the night sky. Star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and all 88 major constellations are now within reach with Planisphere and Starfinder. Stargaze through the year using the removable planisphere and month-by-month guide to the night sky, illustrated with beautiful photographs, clear charts and diagrams. Practical astronomy has never been easier as you're shown how to recognise simple signposts in the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. Perfect for all newcomers to stargazing, Planisphere and Starfinder (previously published as Starfinder) gives you the tools to navigate the night sky from anywhere in the world.

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Carole Stott has written more than 30 books about astronomy and space. Before turning to full-time writing she was Head of Astronomy at the Royal Observatory. Giles Sparrow is a professional science writer and editor and also works as an illustrator with Pikaia Imaging.

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