The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

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A.A. Knopf, 1991 - Nature - 714 pages
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The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way), nebulae, astronomical bodies, objects, phenomena, and -- yes -- comets. Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens with 48 monthly sky charts of the northern sky and 88 constellation charts, each offering a detailed map of individual constellations. Essays on the universe, the solar system, and constellations introduce the reader to the wonders of the sky.

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

There's more than enough info on stargazing here for the hobbyist to get started. It's astronomy 101 crammed into a field guide. The middle portion has detailed diagrams of each region of the sky, followed by a number of stunning color photographs—many from the Hubble telescope. Read full review


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About the Solar System

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About the author (1991)

Chartrand, former chairman of the Hayden Planetarium and executive director of the National Space Institute, is senior vice president of the National Space Society.

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