National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky

By Mark R. Chartrand

Alfred A. Knopf, Paperback, 9780679408529, 720pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 1991

Description

The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way), nebulae, astronomical bodies, objects, phenomena, and -- yes -- comets. Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens with 48 monthly sky charts of the northern sky and 88 constellation charts, each offering a detailed map of individual constellations. Essays on the universe, the solar system, and constellations introduce the reader to the wonders of the sky.



About the Author
Mark R. Chartrand contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press, including "Planets", "Night Sky" and "Exploring Space".