Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy

Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy

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Patrick Moore
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 1/16/2014
EAN 9781107671652, ISBN10: 1107671655

Paperback, 588 pages, 27.9 x 21.6 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. It gives the names, positions, sizes and other key facts of all the planets and their satellites; discusses the Sun in depth, from sunspots to solar eclipses; lists the dates for cometary returns, close-approach asteroids, and significant meteor showers; and includes 88 star charts, with the names, positions, magnitudes and spectra of the stars, along with key data on nebulae and clusters. Full of facts and figures, this is the only book you need to look up data about astronomy. It is destined to become the standard reference for everyone interested in astronomy.

1. The Solar System
2. The Sun
3. The Moon
4. Mercury
5. Venus
6. Earth
7. Mars
8. The asteroid belt
9. Jupiter
10. Saturn
11. Uranus
12. Neptune
13. Beyond Neptune
the Kuiper Belt
14. Comets
15. Meteors
16. Meteorites
17. Glows and atmospheric effects
18. The stars
19. Stellar spectra and evolution
20. Extrasolar planets
21. Double stars
22. Variable stars
23. Stellar clusters
24. Nebulae
25. The Galaxy
26. The evolution of the Universe
27. The constellations
28. The star catalogue
29. Telescopes and observatories
30. Non-optical astronomy
31. The history of astronomy
32. Astronomers
33. Glossary