Stars (Collins Gem)

Stars (Collins Gem)

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This pocket sized book features individual charts for all 88 constellations, a star atlas of the entire sky and details of the brightest stars and objects of interest which can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes. Collins Gem Stars provides details of all 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, complete with star charts and a star atlas of the entire sky, ideal for practical observation of the night sky throughout the world all year round.


About the authors

Ian Ridpath has been a full-time writer, editor, broadcaster and lecturer on astronomy and space since 1972. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the International Astronomical Union, as well as a member of the Society of Authors and of the Association of British Science Writers. He has written or edited over 40 book titles. He is editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and of Norton’s Star Atlas. He was also General Editor of the Collins Encyclopedia of the Universe.

Wil Tirion has been interested in stars and especially in star maps for more than 40 years. In 1977, he started working on his first real star atlas. In 1983, he became a full-time star-map-maker (uranographer) and since then he has worked on star maps for several atlases and a large number of books and magazines. In November 1987, he received the Dr. J. van der Bilt award from the Dutch organisation for weather and astronomy amateurs. In recognition of his work, the International Astronomical Union named asteroid (4648) Tirion after him.


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  • ISBN : 9780007178582
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Copyright : March 1, 2004
  • Number of pages : 192 pages
  • Dimensions : 83 x 19 x 114 mm