Astronomy of the Milky Way
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BeschreibungThis is the first of a two-volume set that deal with the entire Milky Way. This first volume looks at what can be seen predominantly from the Northern Skies. In addition to the descriptive text, there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest up-to-date images made by observatories around the world and in space, as well as images taken by amateur astronomers.
Inhaltsverzeichnis1 The Milky Way.- How to Use this Book.- A Plea to the Faithful.- 2 The Milky Way: July-August.- Sagittarius, Serpens Cauda, Scutum, Aquila, Hercules, Sagitta, Delphinus, Vulpecula, Cygnus, Lyra, Lacerta.- 3 The Milky Way: September-October.- Cepheus, Andromeda, Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia.- 4 The Milky Way: November-December.- Perseus, Auriga, Taurus, Gemini, Orion.- Appendices.- Astronomical Coordinate Systems.- Magnitudes.- Stellar Classification.- Light Filters.- Star Clusters.- Double Stars.- Star Colors.- Books, Magazines and Astronomical Organizations.- The Greek Alphabet.- Astrophotographers' Web Sites.- Index of Objects.
PressestimmenFrom the reviews:
"Mike Inglis is a guide well known from numerous amateur astronomers. With his two-book set on the Milky Way, he invites us to a walk along our Galaxy. ... these are truly universal books that can be used by any astronomer anywhere in the World. The text is very pleasant and illustrated both by useful charts and a lot of photographs taken from various sources. These two volumes constitute, for sure, good fellows for any amateur astronomer." (Philippe Spindel, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (3), 2005)
"Inglis has taken on a big task. He rightly states that you could spend an entire career observing the Milky Way. These books could only have been successfully written by someone who is familiar with the subject. Inglis succeeds very well. ... This is a super duo of books - a well written observational reference work, recommended for all observers." (Peter Grego, Popular Astronomy, January-March, 2005)
Untertitel: The Observer's Guide to the Northern Milky Way. 'Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series'. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 260 Seiten