Firefly Guide to Stars and Planets

Firefly Guide to Stars and Planets

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Baker & Taylor
Presents an introduction to the solar system, Sun, Moon, planets, constellations, stars, and galaxies along with informaiton on astronomy and telescopes.

Firefly Books Ltd
A practical and well-illustrated introduction to night sky observing by naked eye, binoculars or telescopes. Includes information on equipment, astrophotography, detailed maps of moon and constellations.

A concise reference by a best-selling astronomy author.

The Guide to Stars and Planets is a practical guide to the night sky featuring detailed maps of the moon and constellations, plus a host of recommendations on what to look for and when. In a compact format, this book is illustrated with charts, maps, and stunning photographs from the world's finest Earth- and space-based telescopes.

A concise introduction offers a practical guide to telescopes, home observatories and astronomical photography for amateur astronomers. Detailed entries describe the following astronomical objects, organized by the closest to the furthest from Earth:

  • The moon
  • The sun
  • The planets
  • Solar system debris
  • The stars
  • The galaxies
  • The constellations
  • Observing eclipses, comets and meteors.

The book highlights the most interesting objects that can be observed using the naked eye, binoculars or telescope. Detailed moon maps and charts identify significant features, and practical tips explain how to observe the sun safely.

The Guide to Stars and Planets is an ideal introduction to astronomy and a concise reference for hobbyists of all levels of experience.

Book News
For the general reader, Moore presents an introductory guide to the solar system, sun, moon, planets, comets and meteors, stars, galaxies, and new astronomy. More than half of the book is devoted to the constellations and guides to them. He also summarizes astronomy and telescopes and includes maps of the moon, diagrams, and many color photos. The new edition has color maps of the constellations and an introduction to astrophotography. There is no bibliography. Moore is the author of Firefly Atlas of the Universe. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2005
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9781554070534
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Guide to stars and planets


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