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Celestial delights : the best astronomical events through 2020

Author: Francis Reddy
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Integrating extensive graphics with an 8-year astronomical calendar, this book presents sky events geared to naked-eye and binocular viewing. It is arranged by ease of observation - lunar phases and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Reddy
ISBN: 9781461406099 1461406099
OCLC Number: 751805922
Description: xv, 423 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface.- Chapter 1: The Meaning of the Sky.- Chapter 2: Moon Dance.- Chapter 3: Morning Stars, Evening Stars - Venus and Mercury.- Chapter 4: Eclipses of the Sun and Moon.- Chapter 5: Mars - the Red Wanderer.- Chapter 6: Distant Giants - Jupiter and Saturn.- Chapter 7: Introduction to the Starry Sky.- Chapter 8: Meteors and Meteor Showers.- Chapter 9: Unpredictable Events.- Appendix A: Timetable of Celestial Events through 2020.- Appendix B: Phases of the Moon, 2011 - 2020.- Appendix C: Greatest Elongations of Mercury and Venus, 2011 - 2020.- Appendix D: Oppositions of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, 2011 - 2020.- Glossary.- Index.
Series Title: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Responsibility: Francis Reddy.
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