- Hardcover: 252 pages
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company (January 22, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9814417424
- ISBN-13: 978-9814417426
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,685,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First Magnitude: A Book of the Bright Sky
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"The 230-page book is a quick read for those who want to brush up on the solar system and learn more about the stars that beckon to us from the dark." --Astronomy Today
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"First Magnitude" is an entry-level book for readers with bright skies. Its purpose is to show them that all is not lost, that they can still enjoy personal astronomy and have an appreciation of the heavens no matter where they live. It concentrates on the Sun, Moon, the five bright planets, and on the 23 brightest stars, which are visible from just about anywhere. The book concludes with bright ephemeral phenomena: meteors, comets, and exploding stars. The concept is a platform for introducing the reader to the wonders of the nighttime and daytime skies and serves as an introduction to general astronomy.
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