A Dictionary of Modern Star Names

A Dictionary of Modern Star Names

A Short Guide to 254 Star Names and Their Derivations

by Paul Kunitzsch and Tim Smart

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2007

 
Sirius, Algol, Castor and Pollux, Mizar and Alcor: these names are well known to stargazers. But others ? Rasalhague, Vindemiatrix, Zubenelgenubi ? are obscure tongue twisters. Have you ever wondered where all these exotic-sounding star names came from? In this second, revised edition of Short Guide to Modern Star Names and their Derivations, Paul Kunitzsch and Tim Smart track down the origin and meaning of 254 star names. This fascinating work, long out of print, is considered to be the most authoritative English-language treatment of star names in use today.
ISBN:
9781931559447
9781931559447
Category:
Astronomy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Sky Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
2nd Edition
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x5.33mm
Weight:
0.09kg

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