eBook The Constellation Observing Atlas, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461476488
  • ISBN-13: 9781461476481
  • DDC: 523.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 221 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects. Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Acknowledgements.
Contents.
1: Introduction: Background and how to Use this Book.
2: Recognizing the Constellations.
3: Makeup of Stars and Galaxies.
4: Reference System.
5: The Planets.
6: Deep Sky Objects: Part I.
7: Guide to the Map Pages.
8: Greek Alphabet.
9: Map Key.
10: Constellation Maps.
11: Andromeda.
12: Antlia.
13: Apus.
14: Aquarius.
15: Aquila.
16: Ara.
17: Aries.
18: Auriga.
19: Bootes.
20: Caelum.
21: Camelopardalis.
22: Cancer.
23: Canes Venatici.
24: Canis Major.
25: Canis Minor.
26: Capricornus.
27: Carina.
28: Cassiopeia.
29: Centaurus.
30: Cepheus.
31: Cetus.
32: Chamaeleon.
33: Circinus.
34: Columba.
35: Coma Berenices.
36: Corona Australis.
37: Corona Borealis.
38: Corvus.
39: Crater.
40: Crux.
41: Cygnus.
42: Delphinus.
43: Dorado.
44: Draco.
45: Equuleus.
46: Eridanus.
47: Fornax.
48: Gemini.
49: Grus.
50: Hercules.
51: Horologium.
52: Hydra.
53: Hydrus.
54: Indus.
55: Lacerta.
56: Leo.
57: Leo Minor.
58: Lepus.
59: Libra.
60: Lupus.
61: Lynx.
62: Lyra.
63: Mensa.
64: Microscopium.
65: Monoceros.
66: Musca.
67: Norma.
68: Octans.
69: Ophiuchus.
70: Orion.
71: Pavo.
72: Pegasus.
73: Perseus.
74: Phoenix.
75: Pictor.
76: Pisces.
77: Piscis Austrinus.
78: Puppis.
79: Pyxis.
80: Reticulum.
81: Sagitta.
82: Sagittarius.
83: Scorpius.
84: Sculptor.
85: Scutum.
86: Serpens Cauda and Serpens Caput.
87: Sextans.
88: Taurus.
89: Telescopium.
90: Triangulum.
91: Triangulum Australe.
92: Tucana.
93: Ursa Major.
94: Ursa Minor.
95: Vela.
96: Virgo.
97: Volans.
98: Vulpecula.
99: Additional Information.
100: Sky Lore.
101: Planets.
102: Deep Sky Objects: Part II.
103: Meteors.
104: Comets.
105: Web Based Support.
Appendix.
The Image Contributors.
General Index.
Deep Sky Index.