Philip's Atlas of the Universe, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0540089036
  • ISBN-13: 9780540089031
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Fully revised and updated, this atlas provides an informative guide to the cosmos. Written by one of Britain's best-known astronomers, it contains a wealth of photographs from ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as images from nearly four decades of robotic exploration of the planets. Tables of data and 22 star maps accompany information on the stars, solar system and the universe. Practical advice for beginners and more advanced astronomers, including how to choose a telescope, is also included.

Originally published in print format in 2005.

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Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Foreword.
Other Frontmatter.
Introduction.
1: Exploring the Universe.
2: Astronomy through the Ages.
3: Telescopes and the Stars.
4: Observatories of the World.
5: Great Telescopes.
6: Invisible Astronomy.
7: Rockets into Space.
8: Satellites and Space Probes.
9: Man in Space.
10: Space Stations.
11: The Hubble Space Telescope.
12: The Solar System.
13: The Sun's Family.
14: The Earth in the Solar System.
15: The Earth as a Planet.
16: The Earth's Atmosphere and Magnetosphere.
17: The Earth–Moon System.
18: Features of the Moon.
19: Lunar Landscapes.
20: The Far Side of the Moon.
21: Missions to the Moon.
22: Clementine and Prospector.
23: The Moon: First Quadrant (North-East).
24: The Moon: Second Quadrant (North-West).
25: The Moon: Third Quadrant (South-West).
26: The Moon: Fourth Quadrant (South-East).
27: Movements of the Planets.
28: Mercury.
29: Features of Mercury.
30: Map of Mercury.
31: Venus.
32: Mapping Venus.
33: The Magellan Mission.
34: Mars.
35: Missions to Mars.
36: Satellites of Mars.
37: Map of Mars.
38: Hubble Views of Mars.
39: Mars from Global Surveyor.
40: The Search for Life on Mars.
41: The Pathfinder Mission.
42: Asteroids.
43: Exceptional Asteroids.
44: Jupiter.
45: The Changing Face of Jupiter.
46: Missions to Jupiter.
47: Impacts on Jupiter.
48: Satellites of Jupiter.
49: The Galilean Satellites – from Galileo.
50: Maps of Jupiter's Satellites.
51: Saturn.
52: Rings of Saturn.
53: Details of Saturn's Rings.
54: Missions to Saturn.
55: Satellites of Saturn.
56: Maps of Saturn's Icy Satellites.
57: Titan.
58: Uranus.
59: Missions to Uranus.
60: Satellites of Uranus.
61: Maps of the Satellites of Uranus.
62: Neptune.
63: Satellites of Neptune.
64: Pluto.
65: The Surface of Pluto.
66: Boundaries of the Solar System.
67: Comets.
68: Short-Period Comets.
69: Halley's Comet.
70: Great Comets.
71: Millennium Comets.
72: Meteors.
73: Meteorites.
74: Meteorite Craters.
75: The Sun.
76: Our Star: The Sun.
77: The Surface of the Sun.
78: The Solar Spectrum.
79: Eclipses of the Sun.
80: The Sun in Action.
81: The Stars.
82: Introduction to the Stars.
83: The Celestial Sphere.
84: Distances and Movement of the Stars.
85: Different Types of Stars.
86: The Lives of the Stars.
87: Double Stars.
88: Variable Stars.
89: Novae.
90: Supernovae.
91: Black Holes.
92: Stellar Clusters.
93: Nebulae.
94: Views from the Very Large Telescope.
95: The Universe.
96: The Structure of the Universe.
97: Our Galaxy.
98: The Local Group of Galaxies.
99: The Outer Galaxies.
100: Quasars.
101: The Expanding Universe.
102: The Early Universe.
103: Life in the Universe.
104: Star Maps.
105: Star Maps: Whole Sky Maps.
106: Star Maps: Seasonal Charts: North.
107: Star Maps: Seasonal Charts: South.
108: Star Maps: Ursa Major, Canes Venatici, Leo Minor.
109: Star Maps: Ursa Minor, Draco.
110: Star Maps: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Camelopardalis, Lacerta.
111: Star Maps: Boötes, Corona Borealis, Coma Berenices.
112: Star Maps: Leo, Cancer, Sextans.
113: Star Maps: Virgo, Libra.
114: Star Maps: Hydra, Corvus, Crater.
115: Star Maps: Lyra, Cygnus, Aquila, Scutum, Sagitta, Vulpecula, Delphinus, Equuleus.
116: Star Maps: Hercules.
117: Star Maps: Ophiuchus, Serpens.
118: Star Maps: Scorpius, Sagittarius, Corona Australis.
119: Star Maps: Andromeda, Triangulum, Aries, Perseus.
120: Star Maps: Pegasus, Pisces.
121: Star Maps: Capricornus, Aquarius, Piscis Australis.
122: Star Maps: Cetus, Eridanus (Northern), Fornax.
123: Star Maps: Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Monoceros, Lepus, Columba.
124: Star Maps: Taurus, Gemini.
125: Star Maps: Auriga, Lynx.
126: Star Maps: Carina, Vela, Pyxis, Antlia, Pictor, Volans, Puppis.
127: Star Maps: Centaurus, Crux Australis, Triangulum Australe, Circinus, Ara, Telescopium, Norma, Lupus.
128: Star Maps: Grus, Phoenix, Tucana, Pavo, Indus, Microscopium, Sculptor.
129: Star Maps: Eridanus(Southern), Horologium, Caelum, Dorado, Reticulum, Hydrus, Mensa, Chamaeleon, Musca, Apus, Octans.
130: The Practical Astronomer.
131: The Beginner's Guide to the Sky.
132: Choosing a Telescope.
133: Home Observatories.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgements.