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The great atlas of the stars

Author: Serge Brunier; Akira Fujii
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to 30 of the most important constellations seen in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Scientific atlases
Charts, diagrams, etc
Tableaux, graphiques, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Brunier; Akira Fujii
ISBN: 1552096432 9781552096437 1552096106 9781552096109
OCLC Number: 48259158
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 111 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 37 cm
Contents: Map of the northern sky : northern hemisphere --
Map of the southern sky : southern hemisphere --
[Photographs] The distant universe [image taken by the Hubble space telescope] ; An island in space [Galaxy M83 in Hydra] ; A spiral galaxy [NGC 891] ; Our galaxy [The Milky Way, central core] ; The Milky Way [close-up] --
The Big Dipper --
The Little Dipper --
Canes Venatici --
Bootes --
Leo --
Virgo --
Corona Borealis --
Hercules --
Lyra --
Cygnus --
Aquila --
Scorpius --
Sagittarius --
Pegasus --
Andromeda --
Triangulum --
Cassiopeia --
Perseus --
Auriga --
Taurus --
Orion --
Canis Major --
Canis Minor --
Gemini --
Cancer --
Dorado --
Carina --
Centaurus --
Crux --
Tucana --
The recreational stargazer.
Other Titles: Grand atlas des étoiles.
Responsibility: Serge Brunier ; constellation photography by Akira Fujii.

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The "Great Atlas of the Stars" is a guide to the night sky that enables all generations of stargazers to look at the stars, recognise them on sight and call them by name. The spiral binding enables  Read more...

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Splendid color spreads of celestial objects, such as the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Orion Nebula, and Omega Centauri.--Jeremy McGovern"Astronomy" (11/01/2002) Almost the size of a tabloid newspaper Read more...

 
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