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Philip's Stargazing: Month-By-Month Guide to the Northern Night Sky: 2015

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Philip's Stargazing: Month-By-Month Guide to the Northern Night Sky: 2015.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Heather Couper(Author) Nigel Henbest(Author)

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Philip's Stargazing 2015 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

The guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia.

Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken.

The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2015. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described.

Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing.

The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology.

A month-by-month guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky for 2015, written by the internationally known astronomy writers and broadcasters Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.

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  • By trevp on 12 March 2017

    Very good, would recommend, explains in good detail everything I need to know

  • By shirleypheasant on 19 October 2015

    Exactly as described. Very informative and helpful with star gazing, particularly as it gives specific information through the months.

  • By JBishop2005 on 4 December 2015

    This is a lovely little guide that keeps you up date for the whole year. Its thin and light and can slip into a coat pocket (if you have fairly big pockets, haha). It's easy to read, fun to follow and as a new user is an absolute must to finding out what is going on in sky above. I will be getting the 2016 version!

  • By gerald k smith on 26 November 2014

    Excellent monthly guide . Try to get it every year.

  • By DAVID EVANS on 10 December 2014

    This is another addition to my Astronomy library. A nice easy read paperback for the novice or old hand. Up to date with the British night sky for 2015 and has a nice selection of suggested observations.

  • By pops on 26 February 2015

    not a geek yet but do like to look at things on a starry night so this book is spot on you can look at whats going on this month or next 4th year running spot on

  • By St3vieg on 1 March 2015

    No doubt there is plenty of helpful detail in here broken down month on month.Couple missing starts are due to the romanticised language used. As a newcomer to the field I was hoping for a more simple guide.

  • By colindeeps on 22 July 2016

    A good, sturdy stylus. Well pleased. Much more suitable to the cheap ones available.

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