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Philip's Star Finder

By John Woodruff
Illustrated by Wil Tirion

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

A concise month-by-month calendar for star watchers in the northern hemisphere.

A concise month-by-month calendar for star watchers in the northern/southern hemisphere. Star charts show the position of stars, constellations and other celestial objects for each month of the year, in both northerly and southerly directions. The introduction explains the basic facts that observers need to know, including the apparent motions of the stars, seasonal changes and star brightnesses. Location tables are provided for Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.Main map scale:

Biographical Notes

Wil Tirion is a world-renowned celestial cartographer.

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  • ISBN: 9780540088188
  • Publication date: 28 Apr 2005
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Philip's
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