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Patrick Moore's data book of astronomy

Author: Patrick Moore; Robin Rees
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. It gives the names, positions, sizes and other key facts of all the planets and their satellites; discusses the Sun in depth, from sunspots to solar eclipses; lists the dates for cometary returns, close-approach asteroids, and significant meteor showers; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moore, Patrick.
Patrick Moore's data book of astronomy.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore; Robin Rees
ISBN: 9781139040709 1139040707 9781139042246 1139042246 9781139044875 1139044877 9781139036788 1139036785 9781139036016 1139036017 9780511782077 0511782071
OCLC Number: 1058734569
Notes: Revised edition of: The data book of astronomy : Bristol, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Institute of Physics Pub., c2000.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (576 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The Solar System --
The Sun --
The Moon --
Mercury --
Venus --
Earth --
Mars --
Minor members of the Solar system --
Jupiter --
Saturn --
Uranus --
Neptune --
Beyond Neptune: the Kuiper Belt --
Comets --
Meteors --
Meteorites --
Glows and atmospheric effects --
The stars --
Stellar spectra and evolution --
Extra-solar planets --
Double stars --
Variable stars --
Stellar clusters --
Nebulæ --
The Milky Way Galaxy --
Galaxies --
Evolution of the Universe --
The constellations --
The star catalogue --
Telescopes and observatories --
Non-optical astronomy --
The history of astronomy --
Astronomers --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Data book of astronomy
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Moore and Robin Rees.

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Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. With hundreds of data tables and a  Read more...

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