A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

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Houghton Mifflin, 2000 - Science - 578 pages
The fourth edition of this best-selling field guide has been completely revised and updated to include the latest information from leading astronomical sources. All the time-sensitive material is new and valid through 2017: solar eclipses, phases of the moon, positions of the planets, and more. Twenty-four Monthly Sky Maps, all newly revised and in color, show exactly what you'll see when facing north or south in the night sky. Fifty-two Atlas Charts, also revised and in color, cover the entire sky, including close-ups of areas of special interest such as the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula. The hundreds of thousands of devoted users of the previous editions of this guide have been eagerly awaiting this new volume so they can continue to enjoy their hobby in the coming decades.

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Good information just to darn small!

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This is a very small book 4.5 x 7.25. Very hard to read because the print is so small. I bought this book expecting charts that I could use but in their small size they are not practical for use when ... Read full review


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Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College. He is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets , as well as numerous textbooks and trade books on astronomy, weather, and more.

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