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The Resource 2017 guide to the night sky, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion

2017 guide to the night sky, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion

Label
2017 guide to the night sky
Title
2017 guide to the night sky
Statement of responsibility
Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On August 21, 2017, North Americans will have the opportunity to witness a momentous sky event. A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow will begin in the northern Pacific and cross the USA from west to east from Oregon to South Carolina. The Moon's penumbral shadow will produce a partial eclipse visible from most of North America. In fact, the 2017 full eclipse is such an important sky event that sky watchers in Europe are already planning trips to view it. 2017 Guide to the Night Sky provides all of the information needed to view this exciting eclipse and track its path. The time zones and transit of the eclipse will be noted inside the book's jacket for quick and easy reference. The night sky makes for exciting viewing any time of the year, and 2017 Guide to the Night Sky is the ideal guide to help amateur astronomers find their way for the entire 12 months. With monthly charts and other diagrams set for a latitude of 40 degrees North, it shows how the visible stars change from month to month and includes the many sky events that occur throughout the year. It is highly practical for beginning sky gazers because the objects and events may be observed with the naked eye, or nothing more complicated than a pair of binoculars. The month-by-month guides include sky activity charts and moon calendars; meteors (with dates of showers, including hourly rate of radiants); the Planets; ecliptic charts; diagrams of interesting events; plus sky and constellation maps throughout. An appendix includes a full glossary; the Greek Alphabet; the constellation genitives, abbreviations and English names; a table of common asterisms; further information; recommended astronomy journals, societies, institutions and organizations; software, and internet sources. Especially useful for beginning sky watchers, this guide will be fully updated to 2017. Its small and light format makes it the ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers
Cataloging source
PABRO
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Dunlop, Storm
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB63
LC item number
.D86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Tirion, Wil
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  • Astronomy
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Outer space
Label
2017 guide to the night sky, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD16215065
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781770857797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770857797
  • (OCoLC)951222563
Label
2017 guide to the night sky, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 95)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD16215065
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781770857797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770857797
  • (OCoLC)951222563

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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