Patterns in the Sky
An Introduction to StargazingBook - 2006
The night sky becomes familiar territory in this four-seasons guide to the stars and constellations visible from mid-northern latitudes. After depicting how the ?celestial sphere? is organized, Patterns in the Sky takes you on a sightseeing tour of the constellations. The book includes: ? An overview of the universe and the Milky Way Galaxy ? The layout and basic motions of the night sky ? Descriptions of nearly 50 constellations, large and small ? Clear, easy-to-read star charts ? Celestial ?signposts? to help you find lesser sky groups ? Colorful mythology and star lore ? Identification of bright stars and other stars of special interest ? The finest southern-hemisphere star patterns visible from the southern US ? One dozen ?showpiece? deep-space objects visible to the naked eye ? Observing hints and helpful advice Patterns in the Sky emphasizes what anyone can see from a typical suburban backyard and concentrates on just-for-fun, naked-eye stargazing ? no optical aid required!
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Sky Pub., c2006
Branch Call Number: 523.8 HEWITT-WHITE
Characteristics: v, 98 p., paper : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Sky and telescope