A Walk through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends
What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? This book answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016. The ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.
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Achernar Acrux Aesculapius Aldebaran Almak Altair Andromeda Ankaa Antares Aquila Arcturus Aries Auriga beautiful Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Rigel Bootes bright star brightest star Canis Major Canis Minor Canopus Capella Capricornus Carina Cassiopeia Centaurus Cetus Chiron CIRCINUS Coalsack constellation Corona Australis Corona Borealis Corvus Crux through Star Cursa DELPHINUS Deneb Denebola dimmer Diphda Earth Enif Eridanus Facing North faint ﬁnd ﬂew ﬂood Fomalhaut galaxy Gemini giant gods Greek Grus Hadar heavens Hercules Horizon for 25 Hyades Hydrus Indus leads Legend Lepus Libra light line from Star locate look Lupus Lyra Magellanic Cloud magnitude Menkar Milky Mirfak Musca northern horizon Ophiuchus Orion Pavo Peacock Pegasus Perseus Phoenix Piscis Austrinus planets Pleiades Procyon Puppis Rasalhague Regulus Rigil Kentaurus Sagittarius Scorpius Sirius slight curve South Celestial Pole Southern Cross Spica stellation Summary of pathways symbol Taurus Triangulum Australe Tucana Ursa Major Vega Vela Virgo walk Winter Triangle Zeus
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