Sky-Guide 2017

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    The Sky Guide is the astronomical handbook for southern Africa, and is an invaluable practical resource for anyone who has even a passing interest in the night skies of southern Africa.

    Prepared yearly by the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa as a reference work for the novice, amateur and professional astronomer, it continues the tradition of the well-established Astronomical Handbook for Southern Africa.

    It presents a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars in a clear and accessible way, accompanied by a number of diagrams to support the text.

    The current edition (2017) is its 71st year of publication.

    Table of Contents:

    Dwarf planets
    Solar system fact sheet
    Orbits of the asteroids
    Observing asteroids
    Asteroid occultations
    Observing comets
    Meteor showers during 2017
    Meteorites and impact craters
    Stars and constellations
    Patterns in the night sky
    The lives and deaths of stars
    Pronouncing star names
    Double stars
    Star charts: Sirius & Proxima Cen
    Variable stars
    Observing the deep-sky
    Deep-sky Projects
    Deep-Sky Awards
    Basic observing skills
    Finding southern constellations
    Finding circumpolar constellations
    Choosing a telescope
    Dark adaptation and averted vision
    Limiting magnitude
    Where to go star gazing
    Astronomy in southern Africa
    Historical commemorations
    Professional observatories
    Astronomical societies and clubs
    Astronomy outreach
    Radio programmes
    Star parties & other annual events
    Careers in astronomy
    Useful websites
    ASSA Officers 2016 – 2017
    ASSA Centres
    Outreach gallery
    Astrophotography gallery












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    • Manufactured by: ASSA
    • UPC: 9781775844778
    • Category: Sky-Watcher Accessories

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