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Stars and Planets

Stars and Planets

The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System - Updated and Expanded Edition

by Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/06/2017
  $47.99

The indispensable guide to the night sky--now in a newly updated and expanded edition

In this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most informative, user-friendly, comprehensive, and authoritative celestial field guide available. The product of a thirty-year collaboration between one of the world's leading astronomy writers and the world's foremost celestial mapmaker, Stars and Planets features superb color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page; clear and engaging writing; a spacious and attractive design; and a compact size. This updated edition features the latest information on stars, a revised section on planets that incorporates recent research on exoplanets, and some revised charts and new photographs. Simply put, Stars and Planets is indispensable. Don't leave home--at night--without it.

  • Detailed charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • Data and notes on all bright stars and other objects of interest
  • Detailed Moon maps and descriptions of the main lunar features
  • Tips on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes, to suit any budget
  • The only guide to provide annual planetary data as a downloadable online resource
  • Updates include the latest data on stars and exoplanets and some revised charts and new photos

ISBN:
9780691177885
9780691177885
Category:
Astronomy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-06-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
839x226x15mm
Weight:
0.68kg
Ian Ridpath

Ian Ridpath is a full-time writer, broadcaster and lecturer on astronomy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the Association of British Science Writers.

A former editor of Popular Astronomy, he is a regular contributor to Astronomy Now. Ian Ridpath's many books include Collins Guide to Stars and Planets, Gem Stars and The Monthly Sky Guide.

He is also the editor of the highly respected Norton's Star Atlas - a must-have publication for most practical astronomers - and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy.

Wil Tirion

Wil Tirion is the world’s leading uranographer and his charts appear in publications all over the world.

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