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Night Sky Companion 2012 [Kindle Edition]

Tammy Plotner
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Book Description

Are you interested in knowing what can be seen in the night sky - every night - during the year 2012? Then check out the "Night Sky Companion"! Here you will find information on meteor showers, planetary alignments, lunar features, deep sky objects, eclipses, transits and more. Written in a conversational tone and designed for use in both hemispheres, this book offers you information on what objects to view with your eyes, telescopes and binoculars for each night of the year. It provides coordinates, basic star charts and realistic illustrations to assist you on your celestial journey. With well over 400 pages of information, the "Night Sky Companion 2012" is more than just an astronomical calendar - it's a devotional!

Do you enjoy just stargazing with your eyes? Then step inside this book and step outside to enjoy planetary conjunctions, meteor showers and the constellations. Have a pair of binoculars? Even the most modest of binoculars can reveal awesome star clusters and far away galaxies - if you know where and when to look! Do you have a small telescope? Then follow along as this book shows you how to identify features on the Moon, find the planets and view bright star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. How about a large telescope? You'll find challenges galore as the "Night Sky Companion" reveals galaxy clusters, alternative catalog studies and more.

The "Night Sky Companion 2012" is not just about finding objects in the night sky - it teaches you both the science and history of what you're looking at. How far away is that star? How deep is that crater on the Moon? What comet caused this meteor shower? It's like having an astronomer as your best friend... One that's with you every night!

Author Note: This book was carefully and lovingly formatted for print, but didn't translate well to ebook format. Please forgive the spelling errors in the first two lines and the poor illustration placement. I hope the low price point makes up for these problems until it can be corrected.

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About the Author

Tammy is a professional astronomy author, President Emeritus of Warren Rupp Observatory and retired Astronomical League Executive Secretary. She’s received a vast number of astronomy achievement and observing awards, including the Great Lakes Astronomy Achievement Award, RG Wright Service Award and the first woman astronomer to achieve Comet Hunter's Gold Status.

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  • File Size: 20053 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006R6JFSO
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this Guide August 1, 2014
By Dr. Joe
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Wonderful guide to each night of the year. Well written, well illustrated and, well researched. I was hoping to see this published every year. The descriptions if the moon and DSO's won't change, but the dates vary year to year, especially a problem for finding many of the lunar sites. A very well done guide. It should be updated yearly.
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