Under Dark Skies

A Guide to the Constellations
  • Published: October 2008
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 176
  • Size: 6.14x9.21
  • ISBN: 9781425140663

The constellations and their deep sky objects come into view after the sun sets. The stars may look randomly scattered across the sky, but a closer look reveals recognizable shapes and patterns as well as background nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies that make up the universe. This book provides a detailed introduction to casual backyard astronomy and then proceeds to familiarize the observer with the names and locations of 64 constellations which are visible from Earth's northern hemisphere in addition to their historical, mythological, and cultural significance. More than 400 deep sky objects which are scattered among these constellations are described with hints on where they are and how to find them with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope. This is all presented in both a narrative and a graphical chart for each constellation.

Information on the movements of the major planets which spans the years 2008 to 2025 is also provided to help identify them against the background stars.

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