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Firefly guide to stars and planets, Sir Patrick Moore

Label
Firefly guide to stars and planets
Title
Firefly guide to stars and planets
Statement of responsibility
Sir Patrick Moore
Title variation
Guide to stars and planets
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A practical and well-illustrated introduction to night sky observed by naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. Includes information on equipment, astrophotography, detailed maps of moon and constellations. A concise reference by best-selling astronomy author. The Guide to Stars and Planets is a practical guide to the night sky featuring detailed maps of the moon and constellations, plus a host of recommendations on what to look for and when. In a compact format, this book is illustrated with charts, maps, and stunning photographs from the world's finest Earth- and space-based telescopes. A concise introduction offers a practical guide to telescopes, home observatories and astronomical photography for amateur astronomers. Detailed entries describe the following astronomical objects, organized by the closest to the furthest from Earth: The moon- The sun- The planets- Solar system debris- The stars- The galaxies- The constellations- Observing eclipses, comets and meteors. The book highlights the most interesting objects that can be observed using the naked eye, binoculars or telescope. Detailed moon maps and charts identify significant features, and practical tips explain how to observe the sun safely. The Guide to Stars and Planets is an ideal introduction to astronomy and a concise reference for hobbyists of all levels of experience
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Patrick
Dewey number
523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB63
LC item number
.M64 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stars
  • Planets
  • Astronomy
Label
Firefly guide to stars and planets, Sir Patrick Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to astronomy -- Astronomical photography -- Sun's family -- Moon -- Sun -- Planets -- Solar system debris -- Stars -- Galaxies -- New astronomy -- Constellations -- Time chart of astronomy -- Time chart of space research -- Glossary -- Constellation names -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm57696629
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781554070534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57696629
Label
Firefly guide to stars and planets, Sir Patrick Moore
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to astronomy -- Astronomical photography -- Sun's family -- Moon -- Sun -- Planets -- Solar system debris -- Stars -- Galaxies -- New astronomy -- Constellations -- Time chart of astronomy -- Time chart of space research -- Glossary -- Constellation names -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm57696629
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781554070534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57696629

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