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Firefly Planisphere: Latitude 42 Degrees North

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Edition Notes: New Edition with Updated Content
Author Statement: Firefly Books
Audience: Trade
Specs: 11 3/8" laminated plastic planisphere and instruction guide in a protective plastic envelope
Trim Size: 11 3/4" X 11 3/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20100826
Copyright Year: 2010
Corporate Author: Firefly Books
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Firefly Planisphere: Latitude 42 Degrees North

A valuable tool for stargazers at all skill and experience levels.

A valuable tool for stargazers at all skill and experience levels.

A planisphere and sky charts are essential tools for night-sky viewing. Having a reliable planisphere on hand is the best way for stargazers to be sure they do not miss any celestial phenomena, especially the rare ones.

On any day of the year, the Firefly Planisphere is the best tool to help a stargazer locate night-sky events quickly. This edition was completely updated and includes planetary tables through 2015.

Charted by the month, day, hour and minute, the Firefly Planisphere gives quick help on locating celestial wonders such as:

  • Planets
  • Stars
  • Constellations
  • Globular clusters
  • Nebulas
  • Galaxies

Some of the easy-to-use features are:

  • Icons that describe star magnitudes -- the larger the symbol, the brighter the star, which makes it easy to locate specific stars
  • Planetary tables with at-a-glance coordinates for locating the brightest objects in the sky until 2015
  • Timess of sunrise and sunset for each day
With its easy-to-read pamphlet, the Firefly Planisphere is simply the handiest guide to the night sky for the amateur astronomer.

Bio:

Firefly Books Ltd., established in 1977, is one of Canada's leading book publishers and distributors of quality non-fiction and children's books. Their goal is to bring readers beautifully produced books written by experts. Most of their books are tightly focused and contain full color photographs and illustrations throughout. With particular strengths in cookbooks, gardening, astronomy, health, natural history, pictorial books, reference books (especially for children) and sports, Firefly Books provides readers with a wealth of information.

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