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Philip's Guide to the Northern Constellations

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A beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere.

A beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere.

A guide to stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere, illustrated with simple 'signpost' maps to guide the reader around the night sky, for each season. Additional highlights include information on our solar system, as well as fascts about comets, meteors and the Universe.

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  • ISBN: 9781849074971
  • Publication date: 06 Sep 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Philip's
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