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Star-hopping : your visa to viewing the universe

Author: Robert A Garfinkle
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1999, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
Learn all about the starry skies and ancient myths through the star-hopping technique.

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Genre/Form: Charts, diagrams, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Garfinkle
ISBN: 0521598893 9780521598897
OCLC Number: 872736983
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Description: xxvi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. How to use this book and what you are going to see; 2. How the sky works, determining your field of view, observing tips and how to navigate in the night sky; 3. January - Taurus and Orion: the bull and hunter; 4. February - Canis Minor, Canis Major, and Puppis: dog days in February and Jason's Argo; 5. March - Cancer, Leo, and Corvus: a crab, the king of the beasts, and a crow; 6. April - Ursa Major: a dipper round tripper; 7. May - Coma Berenices and Virgo: the sparkling hair of Berenice and the wheat maiden and her bushel of galaxies; 8. June - Libra and Lupus: the balance scales and the wolf; 9. July - Scorpius, Sagittarius, and Scutum: the scorpion, archer, and shield of John Sobieski; 10. August - Draco: following the trail of the dragon; 11. September - Cygnus, Lyra, Vulpecula, and Sagitta: the swan, lyre, fox, and arrow; 12. October - Andromeda and Perseus: the chained lady and her rescuer; 13. November - Cepheus and Cassiopeia: the king and queen of Joppa; 14. December - Pisces, Triangulum, and Aries: of fishes, a triangle, and a ram; 15. Messier Marathon, a sundown to sunup hop across the skies; Appendix A: Classification tables; Appendix B: The constellations; Appendix C: The Greek alphabet; Appendix D: Decimalization of the day; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Robert A. Garfinkle ; foreword by Richard Berry.


Presents the technique of star-hopping, or using the brighter stars and asterisms as guideposts on celestial paths to fainter stars or celestial objects. Twelve monthly star-hops form the heart of  Read more...


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