Treasures Of The Southern Sky

Author: Robert Gendler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461406285
Size: 70.26 MB
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This coffee-table book depicts famous features of the southern sky, such as the Magellanic Clouds and the Tarantula Nebula, as well as the brilliant star cluster Pismis 24, the beautiful NGC 1532-1 pair of interacting galaxies and the radiant Toby Jug Nebula.

A Walk Through The Southern Sky

Author: Milton Heifetz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107698987
Size: 20.90 MB
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A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.

Deep Sky Companions Hidden Treasures

Author: Stephen James O'Meara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113946373X
Size: 10.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their popularity and ease of observing. None of these objects are included in either the Messier or the Caldwell catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies. Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings accompany detailed visual descriptions of the objects, which include their rich histories and astrophysical significance. The author's original finder charts are designed to help observers get to their targets fast and efficiently.

Deep Sky Companions The Caldwell Objects

Author: Stephen James O'Meara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107083974
Size: 76.49 MB
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Featuring stunning images, updated observations and astrophysical descriptions, this is ideal for observers in search of a new challenge.

Exploring The Night Sky With Binoculars

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793902
Size: 51.11 MB
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Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched, beautifully illustrated guide to astronomical observation for casual and serious observers.

The Secret

Author: Byron Preiss
Publisher: ibooks
ISBN:
Size: 44.81 MB
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The tale begins over three-hundred years ago, when the Fair People—the goblins, fairies, dragons, and other fabled and fantastic creatures of a dozen lands—fled the Old World for the New, seeking haven from the ways of Man. With them came their precious jewels: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls... But then the Fair People vanished, taking with them their twelve fabulous treasures. And they remained hidden until now... Across North America, these twelve treasures, over ten-thousand dollars in precious jewels, are buried. The key to finding each can be found within the twelve full color paintings and verses of The Secret. Yet The Secret is much more than that. At long last, you can learn not only the whereabouts of the Fair People's treasure, but also the modern forms and hiding places of their descendants: the Toll Trolls, Maitre D'eamons, Elf Alphas, Tupperwerewolves, Freudian Sylphs, Culture Vultures, West Ghosts and other delightful creatures in the world around us. The Secret is a field guide to them all. Many "armchair treasure hunt" books have been published over the years, most notably Masquerade (1979) by British artist Kit Williams. Masquerade promised a jewel-encrusted golden hare to the first person to unravel the riddle that Williams cleverly hid in his art. In 1982, while everyone in Britain was still madly digging up hedgerows and pastures in search of the golden hare, The Secret: A Treasure Hunt was published in America. The previous year, author and publisher Byron Preiss had traveled to 12 locations in the continental U.S. (and possibly Canada) to secretly bury a dozen ceramic casques. Each casque contained a small key that could be redeemed for one of 12 jewels Preiss kept in a safe deposit box in New York. The key to finding the casques was to match one of 12 paintings to one of 12 poetic verses, solve the resulting riddle, and start digging. Since 1982, only two of the 12 casques have been recovered. The first was located in Grant Park, Chicago, in 1984 by a group of students. The second was unearthed in 2004 in Cleveland by two members of the Quest4Treasure forum. Preiss was killed in an auto accident in the summer of 2005, but the hunt for his casques continues.

Lights In The Sky Little Green Men

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 188665333X
Size: 14.39 MB
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Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men presents a fresh look at UFOs and extraterrestrials. Working from a rational Christian worldview, authors Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples, and Mark Clark initiate a search for truth to answers about extraterrestrial life, conspiracy theories, cult groups, alien encounters, and more. Utilizing extensive scientific background and knowledge of the Bible, they approach the many questions that surround this enigmatic topic, including: • Does documentation exist for UFO sightings and landings? • What has been the government’s involvement in UFO and extraterrestrial phenomena? • Is there a relationship between UFO sightings and demonology? With training and experience in the appropriate disciplines, Hugh, Kenneth, and Mark augment scientific and historical analysis with truths from the Bible to provide a balanced look at a controversial subject.

Deep Sky Companions Hidden Treasures

Author: Stephen James O'Meara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113946373X
Size: 28.83 MB
Format: PDF
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Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their popularity and ease of observing. None of these objects are included in either the Messier or the Caldwell catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies. Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings accompany detailed visual descriptions of the objects, which include their rich histories and astrophysical significance. The author's original finder charts are designed to help observers get to their targets fast and efficiently.

Pearls Of The Southern Skies

Author: Auke Slotegraaf
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770854451
Size: 12.80 MB
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A rare look at the southern skies' greatest glories. The celestial objects of the Southern Hemisphere are fascinating to astronomers everywhere. The southern stars, nebulae, and galaxies have exotic names like Omega Centauri, the Tarantula Nebula, Canopus, the Vela Supernova, the Coal Sack, and the Magellanic Clouds. And there's more: the Southern Milky Way is crammed with clusters and nebulae of great interest to resident astronomers of the southern hemisphere, and to the many visitors from the north who relish the opportunities to view the clear, dark skies of the interiors of southern Africa and Australia with binoculars, telescopes and cameras. Pearls of the Southern Skies depicts 71 Deep Sky Objects photographed by Dieter Willasch and described in detail by Auke Slotegraaf. The text and pictures are laid out season by season, and accompanied by 15 easy-to-use full-color location charts.