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A Year in the Life of the Universe: A Seasonal Guide to Viewing the Cosmos.

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE UNIVERSE: A Seasonal Guide to Viewing the Cosmos ROBERT GENDLER

From Earth, the view of the heavens changes from season to season. Gendler's lavishly illustrated guide is intended to help astronomy buffs recognize the most vivid and scientifically interesting sky objects throughout the year. Autumn and spring are best for viewing galaxies, winter is ideal for nebulae, and summer offers the best views of the Milky Way. The author, a physician and photographer whose images routinely appear in sky and Telescope magazine, provides vivid images and abundant facts about more than 120 deep-sky objects. After a short introduction to basic astronomy, Gendler presents cosmic features according to season, beginning with the autumnal equinox and progressing through the solar year. For each object, he provides the name, location in the sky, and a brief paragraph detailing the object's classification and unusual features.

Voyageur Press, 2006, 160 p., color images, hardcover, $24.95.
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Date:Nov 4, 2006
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