The Night Sky Companion

A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2009

  • Tammy Plotner

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

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About this book


The Night Sky Companion is far more than just an observing guide. It is a year’s journey into the science and facts of astronomy and space travel, along with some of its history and the men and women who made it. If you’re a sky watcher equipped with any kind of astronomical telescope, binoculars, or even just your eyes, you are sure to find this book fascinating and useful.

Taking a day-by-day look at the sky over the course of the whole year, Tammy Plotner has assembled a digest to appeal to all amateur and practical astronomers, as well as "armchair" astronomers. In this book you’ll find a wealth of information touching upon every aspect of your observations, including hwo to locate the object you’re looking for, whether it’s a meteor shower, a comet, a variable star, a crater on the Moon, or the remnants of a supernova. By the time the year is over, you’ll be an expert on the skies—and ready to tackle yet another year of exciting projects!


Amateur astronomy Astronomical observing Astronomy books Night sky astronomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Tammy Plotner
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  1. 1.CaledoniaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79508-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79509-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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