Illinois Starwatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2006 - Nature - 147 pages
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With the down-to-earth style and far-ranging knowledge that have made him America’s favorite stargazing instructor, Mike Lynch guides amateur and expert alike through the wonders of Illinois’ night sky. Whether watching the sky from a backyard lawn chair or manning a high-powered telescope, stargazers of all levels will learn how and when to identify the major constellations visible at Illinois’ latitude (37–42º). With chapters on the origins and movements of stars, the mythology of constellations, the phases of the moon, the planets, and even buying a telescope, this book serves as an accessible and in-depth beginner’s guide to the night sky. It includes 12 monthly star maps for Illinois skies, 21 constellation diagrams, a local resources guide, a list of the brightest stars in the state, and more than 80 beautiful color photographs of the heavens.

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About the author (2006)

Mike Lynch has authored StarWatch volumes for Minnesota, New England, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, Indiana, and Ohio. He has been a broadcast meteorologist and personality at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1981, and writes a starwatch column for several papers across the country. Lynch has taught thousands of stargazing classes since 1973. He lives in Eagan, Minnesota.

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