The Photographic Atlas of the Stars

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CRC Press, May 1, 1999 - Science - 220 pages
The Photographic Atlas of the Stars contains 50, high-quality full color photographs of the entire night sky of the northern and southern hemispheres. Each plate is accompanied by a star map of the identical area, which identifies the main stars of the constituent constellations as well as other interesting astronomical objects. In addition to this detail, Sir Patrick Moore has written a commentary for each plate that highlights the stars and objects of interest to observers equipped with binoculars and that includes detailed tabular information on astronomical objects of the region. The resulting double-page spread provides an invaluable reference for the amateur astronomer, detailing the constellations and other heavenly bodies of interest that are observable with the naked eye, binoculars, or a small telescope.
 

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
12
Section 3
13
Section 4
14
Section 5
16
Section 6
17
Section 7
19
Section 8
29
Section 14
73
Section 15
85
Section 16
97
Section 17
113
Section 18
121
Section 19
133
Section 20
149
Section 21
185

Section 9
33
Section 10
37
Section 11
45
Section 12
61
Section 13
65
Section 22
201
Section 23
210
Section 24
216
Section 25
220
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Patrick Moore was born on March 4, 1923. He is one of the most prolific authors of popular astronomy books. He began publishing astronomy books in 1950 and has been extremely active ever since. He is director of the lunar section of the British Astronomical Association and was director of the Armagh Planetarium in Northern Ireland from 1965 to 1968. Moore has been the host of a television program, "The Sky at Night," which appeared first on BBC in April 1957. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1968 for his work in astronomy. Patrick Moore died December 9, 2012.

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