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A Walk Through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends

Field / Identification Guide
Richly illustrated, with clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars
Easy to use starmaps mean that readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight
This third edition features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps

By: Milton Heifetz (Author)

117 pages, 20 colour illustrations, 48 colour maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2012 | Edition: 3 | #201480 | ISBN-13: 9781107698987
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NHBS Price: £30.99 $39/€36 approx

About this book

A Walk Through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. A Walk Through the Southern Sky provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.


Contents

Introduction

1. Measuring distances in the sky
2. A walk through the heavens
3. Legends of the constellations
4. There's more to see!


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