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Philip's atlas of the universe

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: London : Philip's, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : New rev. edView all editions and formats
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A complete guide to astronomy and space exploration.
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Genre/Form: Charts, diagrams, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
ISBN: 0540082422 9780540082421 0540087076 9780540087075 0681614595 9780681614598
OCLC Number: 51966591
Notes: Previous ed.: 1999.
Includes index.
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, FRS --
Introduction / Patrick Moore --
Exploring the universe: Astronomy through the ages --
Telescopes and the stars --
Observatories of the world --
Great telescopes --
Invisible astronomy --
Rockets into space --
Satellites and space probes --
Man in space --
Hubble space telescope --
Solar system: Sun's family --
Earth in the solar system --
Earth as a planet --
Earth's atmosphere and magnetosphere --
Earth-moon system --
Features of the moon --
Lunar landscapes --
Far side of the moon --
Missions to the moon --
Clementine mission --
Moon: First quadrant --
Moon: Second quadrant --
Moon: Third quadrant --
Moon: Fourth quadrant --
Movements of the planets --
Mercury --
Features of Mercury --
Map of Mercury --
Venus --
Mapping Venus --
Magellan mission --
Mars --
Missions to Mars --
Satellites of Mars --
Map of Mars --
Hubble views of Mars --
Search for life on Mars --
Pathfinder mission --
Asteroids --
Exceptional asteroids --
Jupiter --
Changing face of Jupiter --
Missions to Jupiter --
Impacts on Jupiter --
Satellites of Jupiter --
Galilean satellites-from Galileo --
Maps of Jupiter's satellites --
Saturn --
Rings of Saturn --
Details of Saturn's rings --
Missions to Saturn --
Satellites of Saturn --
Maps of Saturn's icy satellites --
Titan --
Uranus --
Missions to Uranus --
Satellites of Uranus --
Maps of the satellites of Uranus --
Neptune --
Satellites of Neptune --
Pluto --
Surface of Pluto --
Boundaries of the solar system --
Comets --
Short-period comets --
Halley's comet --
Great comets --
Millennium comets --
Meteors --
Meteorites --
Meteorite craters --
Sun: Our star: Sun --
Surface of the sun --
Solar spectrum --
Eclipses of the sun --
Sun in action --
Stars: Introduction to the stars --
Celestial sphere --
Distances and movement of the stars --
Different types of stars --
Lives of the stars --
Double stars --
Variable stars --
Novae --
Supernovae --
Black holes --
Stellar clusters --
Nebulae --
Hubble views of nebulae --
Universe: Structure of the universe --
Our galaxy --
Local group of galaxies --
Outer galaxies --
Quasars --
Expanding universe --
Early universe --
Life in the universe --
Star maps: Whole sky maps --
Seasonal charts: North --
Seasonal charts: South --
Ursa Major, Canes Venatici, Leo Minor --
Ursa Minor, Draco --
Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Camelopardalis, Lacerta --
Bootes, Corona Borealis, Coma Berenices --
Leo, Cancer, Sextans --
Virgo, Libra --
Hydra, Corvus, Crater --
Lyra, Cygnus, Aquila, Scutum, Sagitta, Vulpecula, Delphinus, Equuleus --
Hercules --
Ophiuchus, Serpens --
Scorpius, Sagittarius, Corona Australis --
Andromeda, Trangulum, Aries, Perseus --
Pegasus, Pisces --
Capricornus, Aquarius, Piscis Australis --
Cetus, Eridanus (northern), Fornax --
Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Monoceros, Lepus, Columba --
Taurus, Gemini --
Auriga, Lynx --
Carina, Vela, Pyxis, Antila, Pictor, Volans, Puppis --
Centaurus, Crux Australis, Trangulum Australe, Circinus, Ara, Telescopium, Norma, Lupus --
Grus, Phoenix, Tucana, Pavo, Indus, Microscopium, Sculptor --
Eridanus (southern), Horologium, Caelum, Dorado, Reticulum, Hydrus, Mensa, Chamaeleon, Musca, Apus, Octans --
Practical astronomer: Beginner's guide to the sky --
Choosing a telescope --
Home observatories --
Glossary --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Other Titles: Atlas of the universe
Responsibility: Patrick Moore ; foreword by Arnold Wolfendale.

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