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Celestial Delights

The Best Astronomical Events Through 2020

Reddy, Francis

3rd ed. 2012, XV, 423 p. 132 illus., 34 illus. in color.

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  • Enables Northern Hemisphere readers to quickly determine the next celestial event they can see with the naked eye
  • Guides readers through eight years of the sky's rhythms via a month-by-month almanac and annual overviews with each year's best events
  • Helps seasoned observers such as ‘eclipse chasers’ plan travel for events

Celestial Delights is the essential 'TV Guide' for the sky. Through extensive graphics integrated with an eight-year-long calendar of sky events, it provides a look at "don't miss" sky events, mostly for naked-eye and binocular observing. It is organized by ease of observation – lunar phases and the brighter planets come first, with solar eclipses, the aurora, and comets coming later.

This third edition also includes a hefty dose of sky lore, astronomical history, and clear overviews of current science. It provides a handy reference to upcoming naked-eye events, with information broken out in clear and simple diagrams and tables that are cross-referenced against a detailed almanac for each year covered. This book puts a variety of information all in one place, presents it in a friendly way that does not require prior in-depth astronomical knowledge, and provides the context and historical background for understanding events that astronomy software or web sites lack.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Astronomical observing - Astronomy with binoculars - Celestial almanac - Naked-eye observing - Observing planets - Observing stars and constellations - Observing the Moon

Related subjects » Astronomy - Popular Astronomy

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