The Star Atlas Companion [electronic resource] : What you need to know about the Constellations / by Philip M. Bagnall
- Bagnall, Philip M.
- New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- X, 486 pages 211 illustrations : digital
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- SpringerLink (Online service)
- About this book -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Making sense of the data -- The Constellations -- Andromeda to Chamaeleon -- Circinus to Indus -- Lacerta to Pisces -- Piscis Australis to Vulpecula -- Index.
- The Star Atlas Companion is the ideal companion to any star atlas, as it is the first book to provide a true perspective on the characteristics and distances of over 1,100 stars and their movement through space. With the aid of scale diagrams, the reader can grasp difficult-to-understand concepts such as how far apart stars really are, their relative sizes, how fast they spin and their shapes, and how the constellation patterns change over time. This book:- describes many stars visible to the naked eye in both the northern and southern hemispheres;- explains binary and multiple star systems in detail;- gives the properties of many open clusters;- enables a true appreciation of the scale of our galactic neighborhood
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- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
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- Springer eBooks
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