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Author Heifetz, Milton D., 1921- author

Title A walk through the heavens : a guide to stars and constellations and their legends / Milton D. Heifetz and Wil Tirion
Edition Fourth edition
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource ( 97 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: Measuring Distances in the Sky; Measuring distances in the Sky; Distances to the stars; Three-dimensional awareness; The brightness of stars; The Milky Way; Life in the heavens; Instructions for the use of the atlas; Four seasonal star maps; Spring Stars; Summer Stars; Autumn Stars; Winter Stars; Part 2: A Walk through the Heavens; A Walk through the Heavens; Starting from the Big Dipper; To locate Polaris in the Little Dipper; To locate Cassiopeia; To locate Cepheus
To locate Cygnus, the Northern CrossTo locate Vega in Lyra; To locate Draco; To locate Arcturus in Bootes; To locate Cor Caroli in Canes Venatici; To locate Corona Borealis; To locate Hercules; To locate Perseus and Andromeda; To locate Pegasus; To locate Aquila; To locate Hamal in Aries; To locate Fomalhaut in Piscis Austrinus; To locate Diphda in Cetus; To locate Leo; To locate Cancer; To locate Spica in Virgo; To locate Corvus; To locate Hydra, the Water Snake; To locate Ophiuchus; To locate Serpens; To locate Antares in Scorpius; To locate Sagittarius; To locate Libra; Starting from Orion
The Orion areaStarting from Orion; To locate Sirius in Canis Major; To locate Procyon in Canis Minor; To locate Taurus and its star clusters the Hyades and the Pleiades; To locate the Pleiades; To locate Gemini; To locate Auriga; To locate Lepus and Columba; To locate Eridanus; To locate Cetus; Summary of pathways starting from the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia; Summary of pathways starting from Cygnus and Leo; Part 3 : Legends of the Heavens; Legends of the Heavens; Legend of Andromeda; Legend of Aquarius; Legend of Aquila; Legends of Aries; Legend of Auriga; Legend of Bootes
Legends of Canis Majorand Canis MinorLegend of Cassiopeia; Legend of Cetus; Legend of Coma Berenices; Legends of Corona Borealis; Legend of Corvus; Legend of the Crater; Legend of Cygnus; Legend of Delphinus the Dolphin; Legend of Draco the Dragon; Legend of Eridanus; Legends of Gemini; Legend of Hercules; Legend of Hydra the Water Snake; Legend of Leo; Legend of Libra; Legends of Lyra; Legend of Ophiuchus; Legends of Orion; Legend of Pegasus; Legend of Perseus; Legends of the Pleiades; Legend of Sagittathe Arrow; Legend of Sagittarius; Legend of Scorpius; Legends of Taurus
Legend of Ursa MajorLegend of Virgo; Legends of the Milky Way; Part 4: There's More to See!; There's More to See!; Circumpolar constellations; Test of vision; Planets; Planet locations until 2024; Map of the Moon; The Moon; Binocular sights; Meteor showers; The brightest stars; Navigational stars; Minor constellations; Constellations Index
Notes Includes index
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 04, 2017)
Subject Stars -- Observers' manuals.
Constellations -- Observers' manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Tirion, Wil, author
Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 9781108163743 (electronic book)
1108163742 (electronic book)
9781108184953 (electronic book)
1108184952 (electronic book)