Guidebook to the constellations : telescopic sights, tales, and myths (Book, 2012) [Portland Community College Library]
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Guidebook to the constellations : telescopic sights, tales, and myths

Author: Phil Simpson
Publisher: New York ; London : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook guides the stargazer through all 88 officially recognized constellations, grouped according to their origin and location in the sky. The book includes origin myths, finder charts,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Graphs
Charts, diagrams, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Simpson
ISBN: 9781441969408 1441969403 9781441969415 1441969411
OCLC Number: 751106612
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 863 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. How to use this book --
Chapter 2. Long tails of two bears --
Chapter 3. Beauty and the beast --
Chapter 4. The hunter and the hunted --
Chapter 5. The assassin and his associates --
Chapter 6. A strongman's struggles --
Chapter 7. Hospitality and homicide --
Chapter 8. The eternal thirst --
Chapter 9. The eagle and its errands --
Chapter 10. The Argonaut's adventure --
Chapter 11. Unbelievable music, unbearable sorrow --
Chapter 12. Leda and her lover --
Chapter 13. Creatures of the Celestial Sea --
Chapter 14. A fatal chariot ride --
Chapter 15. Plancius, the minister turned map maker --
Chapter 16. Keyser and de Houtman, the map maker's apprentices --
Chapter 17. Hevelius, the merchant astronomer --
Chapter 18. Lacaille: Abbe and astronomer.
Series Title: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Other Titles: Telescopic sights, tales, and myths
Responsibility: Phil Simpson.
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From the reviews:"The book goes through each of the 88 constellations in use and also mentions some obsolete ones as well. ... This book also gives a lot of information about the various objects that Read more...

 
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