300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to the Universe
A handy and comprehensive reference to the 300 most interesting celestial objects.
This book provides a tour through the galaxy, from its solar core to its outer limits, with all the highlights and the very latest data about the universe.
Convenient data sidebars with each entry provide facts and figures on every object- including mass, magnitude, density, radius, rotation period, and surface and core temperatures. An annotated cross-section of the object enhances this information, and a full-page photograph brings the object to life.
Additional spreads bring together and explain related objects or phenomena. For example, the corresponding pages for the sun include solar power, sunspots and solar flares. Others examples include:
300 Astronomical Objects is a handy reference for the amateur astronomer.
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Review: 300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to the UniverseUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
I liked this book, believe it or not. It gave a lot of information, but it wasn't boring at all. Read full review
Huge book with lots of pictures!User Review - 2jason - Overstock.com
This was a gift for my 10 year old grandson. He is a very bright kid, and really loved the book, "because it's for grownups, grampa". ... Read full review