The Constellation Observing Atlas

  • Grant Privett
  • Kevin Jones

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Grant Privett, Kevin Jones
    Pages 1-6
  3. Grant Privett, Kevin Jones
    Pages 7-213
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 215-221

About this book


Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support astronomers in star-hopping, swinging the telescope from star to star to star to arrive at a faint target. It provides a carefully selected list of accessible and rewarding deep sky objects.

Full-color maps show the constellations, with star types (spectral and physical) indicated by the colors used on the map. Extended objects such as galaxies and nebulae are shown with the approximate apparent size in the sky. With unmatched thoroughness and accessibility, this is a constellation atlas that makes the ideal companion to a night's telescope viewing, for novices and expert amateur astronomers alike. Easy to navigate and refer to, it is the key that unlocks the door to greater night sky exploration.


Astronomical atlas Astronomical observing Deep-sky objects Field atlas Northern sky constellations Observing constellations Southern sky constellations Star maps

Authors and affiliations

  • Grant Privett
    • 1
  • Kevin Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.SalisburyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.CalneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7647-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7648-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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