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Philip's Stargazing 2014 By Heather Couper

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A month-by-month guide to the northern night sky for 2014, written by the internationally known astronomy writers and broadcasters Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.

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Philip's Stargazing 2014: Month-by-month guide to the northern night sky by Heather Couper

Philip's Stargazing 2014 is a concise guide to the northern 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 DegreesN and 60 DegreesN, 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 2014. 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, from the latest brands of telescope to the best webcams.

You'll be amazed at the brilliance of the night sky!

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About Heather Couper


Heather Couper is a past President of both the British Astronomical Association and the Society for Popular Astronomy. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Physics, and a former Millennium Commissioner, for which she was awarded the CBE in 2007.

Nigel Henbest has been Astronomy Consultant to New Scientist magazine, Editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association, and Media Consultant to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The authors live in Buckinghamshire, UK.

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GOR005348347
Philip's Stargazing 2014: Month-by-month guide to the northern night sky by Heather Couper
Heather Couper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2013-10-07
64
1849072906
9781849072908
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