Guidebook to the Constellations

Guidebook to the Constellations

This handbook is a guide to exploring the classical night sky and its wonderful telescopic sights.

Author: Phil Simpson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441969415

Category: Science

Page: 863

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This handbook is a guide to exploring the classical night sky and its wonderful telescopic sights. All 88 officially recognized constellations are presented in natural groups which are related by their origin and location in the sky. Each group is explained by a fascinating story which tells what each constellation represents, how it appears in the sky, and why the other constellations of the group are close by, or related in some other manner. Some of these stories are classical myths which show how and why ancient cultures saw the constellations as related groups. Others are about more modern astronomers who sought recognition by filling in the gaps between the ancient constellations with inventions of their own. Both types of stories are crafted to make the constellation groups memorable, so that amateur astronomers can not only locate and recognize the constellations more easily, but also be able to pinpoint the celestial objects they contain more quickly. Specific instructions are given for finding each constellation, how to spell and pronounce the constellation and star names, plus the origins of the star names. Finder charts show each constellation group and a large area of sky around the group. These charts also indicate pointer stars which aid in finding the constellations. More detailed charts show how each constellation figure is visualized through simple line drawings. For each constellation, there is a table of about 10 to 30 telescopic objects selected to include a wide range of difficulty. Some can be glimpsed with the unaided eye, others require a 12 or 14 inch telescope. All the most prominent telescopic objects are included, plus a varied selection of interesting, but much more difficult objects. The tables include each object’s celestial coordinates, type, size, brightness, other information specific to each type of object, and a recommendation of the appropriate telescope size needed for good viewing. There are also photographs of constellations and telescopic objects, detailed locator charts for the hard-to-find objects, and plots of binary star orbital motions. The same charts used to show the constellation figures are repeated, with the addition of symbols indicating the locations of all the selected telescopic objects. An index and seven appendices help the user find specific objects or classes of objects.
Categories: Science

Constellation Guidebook

Constellation Guidebook

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide photographs, drawings, maps, and background information about constellations; and offers advice on how to locate constellations in the night sky.

Author: Antonin Rukl

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0806939796

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 335

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide photographs, drawings, maps, and background information about constellations; and offers advice on how to locate constellations in the night sky.
Categories: Science

The Complete Guide to the Constellations

The Complete Guide to the Constellations

This illustrated guide to the night sky combines astronomy, myth & symbolism in equal measure.

Author: Geoffrey Cornelius

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1844831035

Category: Constellations

Page: 176

View: 511

This illustrated guide to the night sky combines astronomy, myth & symbolism in equal measure. In addition to being a practical guide to identifying the constellations, & the stars that comprise them, it also brings star-watching vividly to life by conveying the symbolic significance that the heavens assumed in antiquity. Originally published: 1997.
Categories: Constellations

Stars

Stars

Provides charts, tables, and instructions for the amateur astronomer on how, where, and when to observe stars, constellations, and planets. Also discusses meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects.

Author: Herbert Spencer Zim

Publisher: Golden Guides from Saint Martin's Press

ISBN: 0307244938

Category: Astronomy

Page: 160

View: 715

Provides charts, tables, and instructions for the amateur astronomer on how, where, and when to observe stars, constellations, and planets. Also discusses meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects.
Categories: Astronomy

The Kids Guide to the Constellations

The Kids  Guide to the Constellations

"Describes various constellations, including the myths surrounding them and how to locate them in the night sky"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Christopher Forest

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429660075

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 138

"Describes various constellations, including the myths surrounding them and how to locate them in the night sky"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Walk through the Heavens

A Walk through the Heavens

Written for complete beginners, this beautiful guide introduces the constellations of the northern hemisphere in a clear and memorable way.

Author: Milton D. Heifetz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316645512

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 376

Written for complete beginners, this beautiful guide introduces the constellations of the northern hemisphere in a clear and memorable way.
Categories: Nature

Southern Stars

Southern Stars

Author: Mary Acworth Orr

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1058278022

Category: Southern sky (Astronomy)

Page:

View: 220

Categories: Southern sky (Astronomy)

Night Sky

Night Sky

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever!

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781591936145

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 567

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.
Categories: Nature

Constellations

Constellations

Explains what constellations are and how to look for them, and describes the appearance and origins of eighty-eight constellations from the northern and southern hemispheres, including the stories people of different cultures tell.

Author: Chris Sasaki

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402708009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 761

Explains what constellations are and how to look for them, and describes the appearance and origins of eighty-eight constellations from the northern and southern hemispheres, including the stories people of different cultures tell.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Constellations

Constellations

Provides an introduction to constellations that blends storytelling with basic astronomical facts, revealing the myths of the gods and heroes whose names are on today's star maps, and includes glow-in-the dark illustrations.

Author: Chris Sasaki

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402703850

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 328

Provides an introduction to constellations that blends storytelling with basic astronomical facts, revealing the myths of the gods and heroes whose names are on today's star maps, and includes glow-in-the dark illustrations.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations

The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations

Offers information on the size, visibility, and location of eighty-eight constellations.

Author: Michael E. Bakich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521449219

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 541

Offers information on the size, visibility, and location of eighty-eight constellations.
Categories: Science

The Stars

The Stars

A simple guide to the location and recognition of stars and constellations presents the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Simultaneous.

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547132808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 246

A simple guide to the location and recognition of stars and constellations presents the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Simultaneous.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Guide to Northern Constellations

Guide to Northern Constellations

This is a beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky.

Author: Robin Scagell

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group

ISBN: 0540084530

Category: Constellations

Page: 32

View: 838

This is a beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky.
Categories: Constellations

A Walk through the Southern Sky

A Walk through the Southern Sky

No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.

Author: Milton Heifetz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139461382

Category: Science

Page:

View: 491

What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? This book answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016. The ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.
Categories: Science

Family Constellations

Family Constellations

This user-friendly guide introduces a powerful therapeutic method that uses family history as a tool for understanding—and resolving—problems of the present Mapping out a “family constellation,” explains Dr. Joy Manné, encompasses ...

Author: Joy Manne, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583944868

Category: Psychology

Page: 80

View: 598

Mapping out a “family constellation,” explains Dr. Joy Manné, encompasses exploring previous powerful life events from accidents to adoptions and accessing the deepest dynamics in that family system. This process helps us recognize and then resolve deeply seated family patterns. For example, in order to understand a person’s inability to trust, the family history of betrayal must be uncovered and released. These insights replace resentment with respect, pain with understanding.Dr. Manné uses the knowledge gained from her own practice as well as her educational experiences with Bert Hellinger, the founder of Family Constellations therapy, to clearly describe this technique. Most family constellation sessions are carried out in a group setting, with the facilitator first seeking clarity regarding the issue or problem the client has come to work out. Representatives are then chosen from among the group and the constellation is set up and worked in until it comes to resolution. This may be followed by a closing ritual and advice about how to integrate what the constellation has revealed. Through the use of real-life examples of family constellations, Dr. Manné makes this increasingly popular practice understandable and relatable.
Categories: Psychology

A Guide to the Constellations

A Guide to the Constellations

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, 1 jEsculapius, (m)49 Albireo, 37 Alcor, (t)12, 27, (m)48 Alcyone, (t)12, 21, (m)49
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Author: Samuel Goodwin Barton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017162077

Category: Constellations

Page: 74

View: 194

Categories: Constellations

Constellations for Kids

Constellations for Kids

This book will show young astronomers how to read the night sky as they discover more than 20 unique constellations.

Author: Kelsey Johnson

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 1646119681

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

View: 530

Discover the stars and explore constellations--a kid-friendly guide to navigating the sky Over thousands of years, stargazers have noticed shapes in the stars, also called constellations. Different cultures have seen mythical animals and heroes within these constellations, and many travelers have used the stars as a guide for their journeys. This book will show young astronomers how to read the night sky as they discover more than 20 unique constellations. From Canis Major to Cassiopeia, each constellation includes easy-to-check sky maps with bright illustrations and guidance on the direction and how high from the horizon you'll need to look. You'll also find step-by-steps on how to use other stars to guide the way, plus a look at the mythology behind each constellation. Constellations for Kids includes: Reach for the stars--A brief intro to the night sky covers the basics you need to know to understand how to find the constellations. Connect the dots--Find each constellation with ease using tables telling you where to look, maps with simple illustrations, and easy steps linking other stars to lead the way. Stellar stories--Did you know Lyra is the only Greek constellation that is a musical instrument? Explore cool celestial facts and fantastic mythology. Discover the stories written in the stars with this fun exploration of our constellations.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars

Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars

The required observing equipment to get the full value from this book is no more than a pair of regular 10 x 50 binoculars, but even more can be seen with a small astronomical telescope.

Author: Bojan Kambic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387853553

Category: Science

Page: 510

View: 104

Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars is a complete guide to practical astronomy, written for beginners, intermediate-level astronomers, and even people who have not yet turned their gaze to the night sky. The required observing equipment to get the full value from this book is no more than a pair of regular 10 x 50 binoculars, but even more can be seen with a small astronomical telescope. This comprehensive introduction to astronomy and practical observing is far more than a guide to what can be seen in the night sky through binoculars. It introduces the reader to some basic (and some not-so-basic) astronomical concepts, and discusses the stars and their evolution, the planets, nebulae, and distant galaxies. There is a guide to selecting and using binoculars for astronomy, as well, as a ‘getting ready to observe’ section containing invaluable practical hints and tips. The second part of the book is an extraordinarily complete atlas and guide to the night sky down to 30o N (covering all the USA and Europe). It is illustrated with superb and sometimes beautiful amateur astronomical photographs, detailed maps (down to 5th magnitude), descriptions, and data on all astronomical objects of interest.
Categories: Science