The Monthly Sky Guide

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Cambridge University Press, May 28, 2003 - Science
Now in full colour throughout, the sixth edition of Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion's famous guide to the night sky is fully revised and updated for planet positions and forthcoming eclipses up to the end of the year 2007. With one chapter for each month of the year, this easy-to-use handbook is an ideal first guide to the sky. It will help the reader to identify constellations, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and metor showers, to plot the movement of planets, or to witness solar and lunar eclipses. Most of the features discussed are visible to the naked eye and all can be seen with a small telescope or binoculars. The Monthly Sky Guide offers a clear and simple introduction to the skies of the northern hemisphere for beginners of all ages.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Finding your way
8
January
10
February
14
March
18
April
22
May
26
June
30
July
34
August
38
September
42
October
46
November
50
December
54
Index
58
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Ian Ridpath is an English astronomy writer and broadcaster, who is also editor of Norton Star Atlas and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy.

Wil Tirion is a Dutch celestial carographer, widely regarded as the leading exponent of his art in the world.

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