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Random House National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky 2nd Edition

Whether you want to plan for the next eclipse, catch the best meteor shower of the summer, pick Mars out of the planetary lineup, or pinpoint the location of a distant black hole, this user-friendly guide from National Geographic helps you see - and understand - the wonders of the night sky. Authoritative science, practical know-how, and bold photographs and graphics reveal beloved constellations and explain the basics of the solar system, the Milky Way, and the far reaches of outer space.

*Sky charts of all four seasons

*Profiles and locations of 58 constellations

*"Star-hopping" guidelines for using bright signposts to find fainter stars, galaxies, and deep sky objects

*Tips for observing with the naked eye, binoculars, or small telescopes

*Photography techniques for capturing dazzling celestial scenes

*Extra info on the science, myths, and history of astronomy



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