Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 10, 2011 - Science - 576 pages
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Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. It gives the names, positions, sizes and other key facts of all the planets and their satellites; discusses the Sun in depth, from sunspots to solar eclipses; lists the dates for cometary returns, close-approach asteroids, and significant meteor showers; and includes 88 star charts, with the names, positions, magnitudes and spectra of the stars, along with key data on nebulae and clusters. Full of facts and figures, this is the only book you need to look up data about astronomy. It is destined to become the standard reference for everyone interested in astronomy.
  

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I had a report on my dwarf planet and I couldn't find a book source so I came on to google books and found this book that gave me all the information I needed and I got an A on my assignment.

Contents

1 The Solar System
1
2 The Sun
4
3 The Moon
25
4 Mercury
92
5 Venus
107
6 Earth
121
7 Mars
127
8 Minor members of the Solar System
156
19 Stellar spectra and evolution
299
20 Extrasolar planets
309
21 Double stars
315
22 Variable stars
322
23 Stellar clusters
338
24 Nebulę
350
25 The Milky Way Galaxy
354
26 Galaxies
357

9 Jupiter
179
10 Saturn
200
11 Uranus
224
12 Neptune
235
the Kuiper Belt
245
14 Comets
255
15 Meteors
273
16 Meteorites
279
17 Glows and atmospheric effects
288
18 The Stars
293
27 Evolution of the universe
363
28 The constellations
367
29 The star catalogue
373
30 Telescopes and observatories
507
31 Nonoptical astronomy
517
32 The history of astronomy
526
33 Astronomers
536
34 Glossary
553
Index
560
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About the author (2011)

Patrick Moore CBE, FRS, was a famous astronomer and author. Over his lifetime, he received numerous awards and prizes in recognition of his work, including a CBE in 1988 and knighthood in 2001 'for services to popularization of science and to broadcasting'. A former President of the British Astronomical Association, progressing to honorary Life Vice President, he was the only amateur ever to have held an official post at the International Astronomical Union.

Robin Rees, Minst Phys, CPhys, FRAS, is Director of Canopus Publishing and has produced a number of best-selling astronomy books for a wide variety of imprints, and now also publishes books for the London Stereoscopic Company and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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