The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

The Constellation Observing Atlas

Authors: Privett, Grant, Jones, Kevin

  • Visualizes relevant physical information of stars and extended objects in an attractive and comprehensive way with different colors, symbol types, and sizes
  • Covers the entire sky, both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere
  • Contains position (and physical) information on enough stars to support star-hopping
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About this book

Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects.

Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.

About the authors

Grant Privett has a BSc in Astrophysics, an MSc in Computer Modelling, and a BA in Instrumentation and Mathematics. He is an active astronomer and author of two other Springer titles (Deep Sky Observer’s Year and Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Images) as well as 100+ articles for magazines that include Astronomy Now, Sky & Telescope, and Sky at Night. Previously an Astronomer-programmer for PPARC, he works for the UK Ministry of Defense as a physicist specializing in imaging. He is also the Variable Nebulae Coordinator for the British Astronomical Association Deep Sky Section. Privett frequently gives talks to astronomy societies in the UK.

Kevin Jones is currently professionally employed by the UK Ministry of Defense as a technical programmer and researcher. He is a mathematician with wide experience in geo-spatial data handling and data visualization.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This concise atlas of constellations presents the 88 constellations in use, gives an overview of some of the more interesting facts about the constellation … . This book is an excellent start for a newcomer in stargazing, as the book is helpful in identifying the constellation. … the short descriptions of constellations are more entertaining than in the average book dealing with the same topic, making ‘The Constellation Observing Atlas’ a lot more fun and a quick read.” (Kadri Tinn, Astromadness.com, August, 2014)

“‘The Constellation Observing Atlas,’ by Grant Privett and Kevin Jones, will guide you around the night sky, and help you find the most interesting objects. This atlas uses the patterns of the constellations to cut the sky up into bite-sized pieces, giving the amateur observer an easy to use method for exploring the night sky. … The authors have done a good job of being informative and fun, and I highly recommend this book to amateur and novice observers.” (Evan Gough, Universe Today, December, 2013)

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Introduction: Background and How to Use This Book

    Privett, Grant (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Constellation Maps

    Privett, Grant (et al.)

    Pages 7-213

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eBook $19.99
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Softcover $29.99
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Constellation Observing Atlas
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7648-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7648-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7647-4
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 111 illustrations in colour
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