Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Handbook

ₓ Importance of textNorton's Star Atlas and Reference Handbook ₢ Kindle Ebook By Ian Ridpath ⃒ ₓ Importance of textNorton's Star Atlas and Reference Handbook ₢ Kindle Ebook By Ian Ridpath ⃒ The most famous guide to the stars is now the most accessible Generations of amateur astronomers have called it simply Norton s the most famous star atlas in the world Now in a beautifully redesigned, two color landmark 20th edition, this combination star atlas and reference guide has no match in the field First published in 1910, coinciding with the first of two appearances by Halley s Comet last century, Norton s owes much of its legendary success to its unique maps, arranged in slices or gores, each covering approximately one fifth of the sky Apart from being presented accessibly than ever before, the text and tables have been revised and updated to account for the new and exciting developments in our observation of the cosmos The star maps themselves were plotted using advanced computer techniques yielding outstanding accuracy and legibility Every heavenly object visible to the naked eye is included stars to magnitude 6, star clusters, and galaxies, as well as other celestial objects Presented with an authority that has stood for generations, observation hints, technical explanations, and pointers to specialized information sources make this the only essential guide to the night sky The updated and revised hardcover 20th edition also has new moon maps, clearer tables, new diagrams and a section on the latest computer driven telescopes today s perfect home reference for curious minds from beginners to dedicated star gazers What are people saying The unique and time honored projection used in the Norton s star charts is particularly handy and has always been my favorite Professor Owen Gingerich, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Once in a blue moon a book appears to dramatically and forever change its subject in short, the work becomes an indispensable resource for generations Norton s Star Atlas is such a work Leif J Robinson, Editor Emeritus, Sky and Telescope Ian Ridpath is one of the most dedicated and prolific writers on astronomy His works all have clarity and authority, and he is ideally suited to infuse new life into a classic Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, University of Cambridge, author of Our Final HourGenerations of amateur astronomers have called it simply Norton s the most famous star atlas in the world Now in a superbly redesigned, two color landmark 20th edition, the first of a new century, this combination star atlas and reference work has no match in the field.First published in 1910, coinciding with the first of two appearances by Halley s Comet during the book s life, Norton s owes much of its legendary success to its unique maps, arranged in slices known as gores, each covering approximately one fifth of the sky Every star visible to the naked eye under the clearest skies down to magnitude 6.5 is charted along with star clusters, nebulae and galaxies Extensive tables of data on interesting objects for observation accompany each of the precision drawn maps Preceding the maps is the unique and authoritative reference handbook covering timekeeping and positional measurements on the celestial sphere the Sun, Moon and other bodies of the Solar System telescopes and other equipment for observing and imaging the sky and stars, nebulae and galaxies Throughout, succinct fundamental principles and practical tips guide the reader into the night sky The appendices Units and Notation, Astronomical Constants, Symbols and Abbreviations, and Useful Addresses complete what has long been the only essential reference for the stargazer.Now presented accessibly than ever before, the text and tables of the 20th edition have been revised and updated to take account of the new and exciting developments in our observation of the cosmos The redesignedstar maps offer outstanding legibility, in the living room or under a red light in the dark outdoors.Presented with an authority that has stood for generations, Norton s Star Atlas and Reference Handbook remains the indispensable companion for all who gaze at the night sky For use with your first pair of binoculars, in choosing your first telescope, and as a trustworthy companion no matter how far your interest takes you, this elegant edition launches Norton s into a new century as the classic reference in astronomy.Praise for the landmark 20th edition of the classic star atlas Once in a blue moon a book appears to dramatically and forever change its subject in short, the work becomes an indispensable resource for generations Norton s Star Atlas is such a work Leif J Robinson, Editor Emeritus,Sky Telescope from the Foreword The new edition of Norton s Star Atlas should be a real winner once again, the amateur astronomer s indispensable companion Stephen P Maran, author ofAstronomy for Dummies, and editor ofThe Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia This beautiful edition is a superb redesign and authoritative update of the classic star atlas Greg Laughlin, Astronomy Department,University of California, Santa Cruz,co author of The Five Ages of the Universe The unique and time honored projection used in the Norton s star charts is particularly handy and has always been my favorite Owen Gingerich, Harvard SmithsonianCenter for Astrophysics,author of The Eye of Heaven Ian Ridpath is one of the most dedicated and prolific writers on astronomy His works all have clarity and authority, and he is ideally suited to infuse new life into a classic Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal,University of Cambridge,author of Our Final Hour The 20th edition is a great event Pi Press is republishing this book with such style It may not help people to find new stars, but it will remind them of how we came to know so much Sir John Maddox, Editor Emeritus Nature,author of What Remains To Be Discovered Norton s Star Atlas Norton is a set of celestial 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    • Norton's Star Atlas and Reference Handbook
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    • 04 June 2017

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