Teach Yourself VISUALLY Astronomy

From dramatic lunar eclipses to fabulous comets, the evening sky fascinates humans. Brimming with attractive color

photos, this booklet walks you thru every little thing you must understand to maximise your delight in astronomy, from opting for a telescope to opting for constellations and planets. even if you are a scholar, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you could flip to this booklet for functional assistance on gazing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; monitoring meteors, comets, and eclipses; deciding upon instruments for viewing; and photographing the skies. useful celebrity maps, charts, and timetables convey the sky to life!

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Sixty two View the gemstones in Gemini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty six 02_343821-ftoc. qxp 10/29/08 five bankruptcy 9:37 PM web page x discover the Spring Sky research the Spring Constellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy two View the Marvels in Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy four experiment the Delights in Ursa significant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy eight cross Galaxy-hunting in Virgo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty two 6 bankruptcy discover the summer time Sky study the summer season Constellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 secret agent the Glittering Clusters in Scorpius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety stumble upon the Milky approach in Sagittarius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety four Survey brilliant fuel Clouds in Cygnus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety eight 02_343821-ftoc. qxp 10/29/08 7 bankruptcy 9:37 PM web page xi discover the fall Sky research the fall Constellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 discover a King’s Fortune in Cepheus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 notice Milky approach Riches in Cassiopeia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred ten Spot a Grand Galaxy in Andromeda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 eight bankruptcy detect the sunlight and Moon tips on how to View the solar competently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty See the Sun’s altering Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 View the Lunar floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 different Lunar tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Eclipses of the Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Eclipses of the solar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 02_343821-ftoc. qxp 10/29/08 nine bankruptcy 9:37 PM web page xii detect the remainder of the sunlight method the interior Planets: Mercury and Venus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty Mars: The crimson Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Jupiter: King of the Planets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Saturn: Ringed ask yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 The Outer Planets: Uranus and Neptune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Asteroids and Dwarf Planets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Comets: Relics of the sunlight System’s start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and seventy 10 bankruptcy become aware of the Deep Sky A Universe of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Open megastar Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred eighty Globular superstar Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Emission Nebulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 darkish and mirrored image Nebulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Planetary Nebulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Supernovas and Their Remnants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred ninety Spiral Galaxies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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