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Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Guide

Atlas Out of Print
Edited By: Ian Ridpath
192 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs
Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Guide
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  • Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Guide ISBN: 9780131451643 Edition: 20 Hardback Jan 2012 Out of Print #180038
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Referred to as the most famous star atlas in the world, this new edition continues to be an authoritative and indispensable companion for all those who can scan the sky with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes.

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Foreword by Leif J. Robinson. Preface. 1. Position and Time. The Heavens Above. Position. Date and Time. 2. Practical Astronomy. Observing. Astronomical Instruments. Astronomical Imaging. 3. The Solar System. The Sun. The Moon. The Planets and Their Satellites. Mercury. Venus. Mars. Jupiter. Saturn. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Minor Planets. Comets. Meteors. Eclipses. Occultations. Aurorae, Noctilucent Clouds and the Zodiacal Light. Artificial Satellites. 4. Stars, Nebulae and Galaxies. The Stars -- Constellations and Nomenclature. Radiation, Magnitude and Luminosity. Distances, Motions and Physical Parameters. Spectral Classification. Stellar Evolution. Double Stars. Variable Stars. Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies. 5. Star Charts. Appendix. Units and Notation. Astronomical Constants. Symbols and Abbreviations. Useful Addresses. Glossary. Index.

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Ian Ridpath is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and is editor of the authorotative Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy

Atlas Out of Print
Edited By: Ian Ridpath
192 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs
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