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Philip's 101 Objects to Spot in the Night Sky: A Fun and Practical Guide to the Stars and Planets

Philip's 101 Objects to Spot in the Night Sky: A Fun and Practical Guide to the Stars and Planets (Paperback)

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The new Philip's 101 Objects To Spot 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-hemisphere sky for young newcomers to astronomy, explaining what can be seen using the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. In this book, author Robin Scagell shows the novice astronomer where to look in the sky to see a particular object, or group of objects or sights, which 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 explains what you can expect to see with just the naked eye and describes the object in detail, giving observing tips for better viewing. A concise 'fact file' is provided for major objects, and readers can award themselves 'points' for their skill in finding the object in the first instance, with higher scores given for spotting some of its more elusive or hard-to-see features. Philip's 101 Objects To Spot In The Night Sky is illustrated in full colour throughout, with approximately 300 high-quality photographs, diagrams and star maps.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timePopular astronomy & space Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Publication Date: 03/11/2014 ISBN-13: 9781849072762  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robin Scagell is a long-serving Vice President of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy. A lifelong stargazer, he has worked as an observer and photographer, and as a journalist has edited a wide range of popular-interest magazines. Robin is the author of several popular astronomy books, and has contributed to many other publications. He has been awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting in recognition of his many appearances on TV and radio talking about astronomy and space.

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