Summer Stargazing: A Practical Guide for Recreational AstronomersDe (autor) Terence Dickinson
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 29 Mar 1996
An abundantly illustrated guide to the year's best stargazing season.
"Summer brings with it fine stargazing weather; it also happens to be the time of the year when our galaxy, the Milky Way, arches high across the sky."
-- Terence Dickinson
The cool, clear nights from May to October offer astronomers the best opportunities for stargazing. Few sights in nature can compare with the splendor of a dazzling star-filled sky.
Summer Stargazing captures the grandeur of the universe with down-to-earth simplicity. All that is needed is a reasonably dark night sky, a pair of binoculars or a simple telescope, and this book.
The book features everything else the amateur astronomer needs, including easy-to-use color star charts that cover the entire North American sky for one year and photographic-quality charts for this main stargazing season.
With Summer Stargazing, astronomers can delve into the majesty of the starry night to explore:
- Planets of the Solar System
- Remote star-forming nebulas
- Glittering star dusters and more.
Helpful advice is given for safely viewing special phenomena such as eclipses and auroras.
Summer Stargazing is both a stargazing guide and a pictorial celebration of the summer night sky.
Terence Dickinson is a best-selling writer of thirteen astronomy books including NightWatch, The Backyard Astronomer's Guide and The Universe and Beyond, and has more than one million copies of his books in print. He is the recipient of many national and international science awards, including the New York Academy of Science Book of the Year Award.