Stars & Planets

Stars & Planets

The Complete Guide to the Stars, Constellations, and the Solar System

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Princeton University Press

The indispensable guide to the night sky—now in a newly updated and expanded edition

In this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most informative, user-friendly, comprehensive, and authoritative celestial field guide available. The product of a thirty-year collaboration between one of the world’s leading astronomy writers and the world’s foremost celestial mapmaker, Stars and Planets features superb color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page; clear and engaging writing; a spacious and attractive design; and a compact size. This updated edition features the latest information on stars, a revised section on planets that incorporates recent research on exoplanets, and some revised charts and new photographs. Simply put, Stars and Planets is indispensable. Don’t leave home—at night—without it.

  • Detailed charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • Data and notes on all bright stars and other objects of interest
  • Detailed Moon maps and descriptions of the main lunar features
  • Tips on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes, to suit any budget
  • The only guide to provide annual planetary data as a downloadable online resource
  • Updates include the latest data on stars and exoplanets and some revised charts and new photos


Publisher: Princeton, N.J. :, Princeton University Press,, 2017
Edition: Updated and expanded edition
ISBN: 9780691177885
0691177880
Characteristics: 400 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Tirion, Wil - Author
Alternative Title: Stars and planets

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