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The Resource 101 objects to see in the night sky, Robin Scagell

101 objects to see in the night sky, Robin Scagell

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101 objects to see in the night sky
Title
101 objects to see in the night sky
Statement of responsibility
Robin Scagell
Title variation
  • One hundred one objects to see in the night sky
  • One hundred and one objects to see in the night sky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The perfect starter astronomy guide to night viewing. 101 Objects to See in the Night Sky is a fun and practical guide to identifying and observing 101 of the most fascinating and exciting sights in the northern night sky. Designed for newcomers to astronomy, the book explains what can be seen using the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. In the book, professional astronomer Robin Scagell shows the novice astronomer where to look in the sky to see a particular object, or group of objects or sights. They may be a planet, its rings or satellites, a series of lunar craters, a constellation, asteroids, meteors, a nebula, galaxy or star cluster, for example. He describes the object in detail and gives observing tips to improve viewing skills. Informative "Where to find it" instructions and "What you'll see" explanations for each object give night sky viewers an extra hand. A concise "fact file" is provided for each object, and readers can award themselves "points"" for their skill in finding the object, with higher scores given for spotting the night sky's more elusive or hard-to-see features. The book is organized by season--winter, spring, summer, fall--with an opening section on "things you need to know," such as marker objects (for example, Sirius, the brightest star in winter's night sky) and how to use them to search beyond. It also covers such topics as asteroids and dwarf planets, noctilucent clouds, northern lights, the International Space Station, sunspots, eclipses and much more
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Scagell, Robin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
101 objects to see in the night sky, Robin Scagell
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
cap14902617
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781770853003
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
101 objects to see in the night sky, Robin Scagell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
cap14902617
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781770853003
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
col. ill.

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