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The Cambridge Star Atlas
by Wil Tirion
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The Cambridge Star Atlas is a general atlas of the sky for beginners, and also for more advanced observers. The 20 charts are in full colour, making them attractive and easy to use. With maps that can be used world wide and all through the year this book is a must for any keen astronomer.
The Cambridge Star Atlas covers the entire sky, both northern and southern latitudes, in an attractive format that is suitable for beginners and experienced astronomical observers. There is a series of monthly sky charts, followed by an atlas of the whole sky, arranged in 20 overlapping charts. Each chart shows stars down to magnitude 6.5, together with about 900 non-stellar objects, such as clusters and galaxies, which can be seen with binoculars or a small telescope. There is a comprehensive map of the Moon's surface, showing craters and other named features. Wil Tirion is the world's foremost artist and designer of astronomical maps. For this edition he has devised improved versions of the monthly charts and added all-sky charts, and the text has been completely revised. In this improved and expanded format, The Cambridge Star Atlas is an ideal reference atlas for sky watchers everywhere.
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'Star maps of beauty and clarity are the hallmark of Wil Tirion. Imagine that you are anywhere in the world and want to know what stars are in the sky at any time; then his colourful and handy Cambridge Star Atlas ... is the book for you.' New Scientist '[This star atlas] is among the best I have ever used.' Alex Lovell, GNOMON '... a painstakingly produced book ... literally opens up a galaxy of information.' Reference Reviews '... excellent value for money'. David Stickland, The Observatory
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The Moon; 2. The monthly sky maps; 3. The star charts; 4. The all-sky maps; Sources and references.
The Cambridge Star Atlas by Wil Tirion
Used - Very Good
Cambridge University Press
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