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By P. Moore, W. Tirion

ISBN-10: 0521585821

ISBN-13: 9780521585828

The Cambridge consultant to Stars and Planets is a operating guide and finished guide that includes charts of the celebs in all 88 constellations in addition to a concise evaluate of astronomy. The exquisitely-drafted constellation maps permit sky gazers to acknowledge stars with the bare eye and to spot the brighter nebula and galaxies. Maps are paired with lucid factors of a constellation's best positive factors. Astronomy specialists Patrick Moore and Wil Tirion offer a accomplished yet succinct pocket advisor that may be used at any time from anyplace on the earth, charting astronomical phenomena via 2003.

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Best seen as a crescent at half-phase (4), It is is is passes directly between the Sun and followed with a small telescope. is it is by The next due on 15 November 1999. THE PLANETS characteristic phase. Before the flight of known of Mariner 10 in 1974 little was surface. its Mariner 10, which made three active passes of Mercury during 1974 and 1975, showed that the surface is heavily cratered, looking superficially very much like that of the Moon. There are mountains, valleys, scarps and ridges.

Covered with overlapping Smooth areas are dark in radar image. A lava-covered impact above it and to the crater lies right. THE PLANETS The landscape of Venus stretches is into the distance. In the foreground Sapas Mons; the background in largest volcano is the on Venus, Maat Mons. luminous, and Venus, so much closer to the Sun than we are, suffered a runaway greenhouse effect; the oceans boiled away, the carbonates were driven out of the rocks, and in a short time, cosmically speaking, Venus changed environment of today.

It is a typical member of is a vast globe. Its diameter is much as 225 million years to make one complete revolution of the galactic center, along with the Earth and all other members of the Solar System. the Galaxy, and takes as To project the Sun's image safely (left), Earth, aligned. through the eyepiece. is The a Sun's image inside a of partial eclipse Earth 46 may be a screen box or on to a sheet of paper. Area Moon point the telescope sunward, without looking thrown on to Sun when the Eclipses of the (below) occur and Sun are A total eclipse seen at places along narrow band, the path of totality.

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