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The observer's sky atlas : with 50 star charts covering the entire sky / E. Karkoschka.

Karkoschka, Erich. (Author).
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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 523.8 KARK (Text) 39231032324556 Young Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: v, 162 pages : illustrations (1 color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Springer, [2007]

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General Note:
Original German ed. published: Stuttgart : Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, 2004.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 19).
Formatted Contents Note:
[Pt. 1:] Explanatory notes. Introduction -- Sky atlases -- Catalogs -- Object selection -- Celestial coordinates -- Precession -- Siderial time -- Arrangement of star charts -- Directions in the sky -- Size and scale -- Designations -- Resolution -- Adaption of the eye -- Magnitude -- Color -- Luminosity -- Binaries -- Variable stars -- Nebulae -- Further reading -- [pt. 2:] Star charts and catalog. Catalog headings -- Arrangement of charts -- North polar region -- Northern sky -- Equator, ecliptic -- Southern sky -- [pt. 3:] Photographs of 250 nebulae -- [pt. 4:] Appendix: brightest stars; meteor showers; calendar 2006-2024; nebula numbers; nebula names; star names; constellations; glossary; mean and extreme values. -- [pt. 5:] Key to the star charts.
Summary, etc.:
This volume contains star charts and information concerning observing the night sky with unaided eyes, with binoculars, or with small telescopes, and also for those who just wish to look at constellations and interesting objects. The author has included a short introduction to observing the sky and a thorough description of the star charts and tables, charts of all the stars (to 6th magnitude) visible with the unaided eye, chart sections (to 9th magnitude) for binocular observation, highlighting 250 interesting nebulae, galaxies, and stellar clusters, images of all the 250 nebulae, a star calendar for the next 20 year, double star ephemerides from 2005-2020, including updated tables accompanying star chart, and predictions for dates and times of variable star minima/maxima based on recent observations.
Subject: Astronomy > Charts, diagrams, etc.
Stars > Atlases.

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