Complete Guide to the Constellations: The Starwatcher's Essential Guide to the 88 Constellations, Their Myths and Symbols
'The Complete Guide to the Constellations' is a highly original, fully illustrated guide to the night sky, combining astronomy, myth and symbolism in equal measure. A practical guide to identifying the constellations and the stars that comprise them, it brings star-watching vividly to life by conveying the rich symbolic significance that the heavens assumed in antiquity. Signpost charts and full-sky maps make star navigation easy. Assuming no prior knowledge of astronomy, the book concentrates on features that can be made out with the naked eye or binoculars.
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9 pm Abbe Nicolas Aldebaran ancient Andromeda Aquarius Arabic Aries astronomer Atlas Auriga Australis Big Dipper binoculars blue-white Borealis bright star brightest star Canis Cassiopeia Castor Celestial Pole centaur century bce Cepheus Cetus circumpolar cluster constellation Corona Crux culminates at midnight Deneb derived Earth east ecliptic equator Eridanus figure fish Fomalhaut Frederick de Houtman Gemini goddess Greek myth head Hera Heracles Hercules horizon Hyades Hydra Jupiter latitudes Libra lies light years distant located lying magnitude MAJOR STARS March equinox point marks Mesopotamian middle-latitudes midnight culmination Milky Moon naked eye name means Nebula Nicolas de Lacaille North Northern Ophiuchus Orion Pegasus Perseus Pisces Piscis Austrinus planets Pleiades Plough or Big Procyon Roman myth Sagittarius Scorpius Sirius skies South Celestial Pole Southern hemisphere Spica STARLORE supergiant tail Taurus Ursa Major Venus Virgo visible yellow Zeus Zeus in Roman zodiacal constellation