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The Monthly Sky Guide

The Monthly Sky Guide

9th Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107683150

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  • The ninth edition of Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion’s famous guide to the night sky is updated with planet positions and forthcoming eclipses to the end of the year 2017. It contains twelve chapters describing the main sights visible in each month of the year, providing an easy-to-use companion for anyone wanting to identify prominent stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies; to watch out for meteor showers (‘shooting stars’); or to follow the movements of the four brightest planets, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Most of the sights described are visible to the naked eye and all are within reach of binoculars or a small telescope. This revised and updated edition includes sections on observing the Moon and the planets, with a comprehensive Moon map. The Monthly Sky Guide offers a clear and simple introduction to the skies of the northern hemisphere for beginners of all ages.

    • An easy-to-use companion for anyone wanting to identify prominent stars, constellations, star clusters, meteor showers, or follow the movement of the planets
    • Updated with planet positions and forthcoming eclipses to the end of the year 2017
    • Most of the sights covered in the book can be observed with the naked eye, and all are visible with binoculars or a small telescope
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    Product details

    • Edition: 9th Edition
    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107683150
    • length: 72 pages
    • dimensions: 298 x 210 x 4 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • contains: 64 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Finding your way
    Observing the planets
    Observing the Moon
    Moon charts
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
    Index.

  • Author

    Ian Ridpath
    Ian Ridpath is an English astronomy writer and broadcaster, who is also the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas. He is a recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Klumpkeā€“Roberts Award for outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy. For more information about Ian Ridpath's books, talks, and other interests, visit his personal website, ianridpath.com.

    Illustrated by

    Wil Tirion
    Wil Tirion is a Dutch celestial cartographer, widely regarded as the world's leading exponent of this art. He is author of The Cambridge Star Atlas and Sky Atlas 2000.0.

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